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Q’s Nuts is a small family-owned & operated artisan nut company started by husband and wife team, Beth and Brian “Q” Quinn. It was founded in 2000 with the simple philosophy that wholesome ingredients, a love of good food, and a passion for creating in the kitchen would create some of the best tasting roasts around. Q’s Nuts are only made in small batches with the finest ingredients, always assuring a fresh quality product. 

Our line of sweet, savory, and exotic flavors are inspired by meals enjoyed, places visited, and closely held family recipes. As Q is constantly experimenting at our Somerville kitchen and storefront, our line is always expanding with new creations to be enjoyed! You can also purchase our nuts online, at seasonal farmers markets, and select stores throughout the Boston area.




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This story appeared in the Boston Globe 1.4.2012
Brian and Beth Quinn

Q’s Nuts couple get the most from their roasted nuts

Cheeks flushed, muscles flexed, Brian Quinn’s attention never wavers from the batch of roasting pecans as they turn a rich brown in their copper bowl. Quinn, whom friends call Q, and his wife, Beth, run Q’s Nuts.

They make a variety of sweet and savory cashews, pecans, almonds, and peanuts. Some of their popular selections are Mexican chocolate pecans, Key Lime ginger cashews, cayenne mango and rosemary sea salt almonds, and fiery cashews with hot chilies ($3.50 for 2.5- and 3-ounce bags; $7 for 5- and 6-ounce bags). The nuts are super crunchy and infused with flavor.

The couple, high school sweethearts, started the business 11 years ago, working with a portable roaster at outdoor festivals. Now they’re in a Somerville catering kitchen, where they churn out 100 pounds of nuts a day in small batches. They still go to farmers’ markets, where the sweet and smokey aromas lure customers.

See our list of stores and events where you can find our product: Click Here

and of course here online!

Phantom Gourmet


Mass Realty


We were recently featured on Mass Realty, one of the top sites for Cambridge, MA Real Estate. Check it out here: Folks are Goin' Nutty or These Wholesome Sweet and Savory Creations.

Collaboration with Clown Shoes Beer!



Although we love making our signature roasts day in and day out, what we really live for, is collaborating with other small companies on something special. Enter Clown Shoes, a small brewery founded in 2009 by a group of beer aficionados, located in Ipswich, Massachusetts. This great company makes a wide variety of interesting, off-the-map brews, redefining what craft beer should be about! We're also in love with the witty names for each of their creations and the fabulous illustrations on their labels.

So naturally, we were honored when owner Gregg Berman and his team approached us to roast nuts for their Genghis Pecan-Pecan Pie Porter. Two hundred pounds of slow roasted pecans + a few months of Clown Shoes lovemaking = RICH, SMOOTH, NUTTY WITH A TOUCH OF CARMELIZED SUGAR, DAMN GOOD PORTER!

We are excited to finally have the Pecan Pie Porter available and look forward to hearing what you think!

Join us tonight, Tuesday September 10th 5-7 for Clown Shoes' Pecan Pie Porter release party, HAVE YOUR PIE AND DRINK IT TOO at Redbones in Davis Square, Somerville. Redbones will be serving their famous pecan pie alongside the brew. And who knows, Genghis Q may make an appearance! (Is it just us, or does this illustration look like Q?)


Our friends at The Grog in Newburyport will also be tapping this brew soon, as well as Sunset Grill and Tap in Allston. Not in the area? Go to Clown Shoes' website to find your local retailer.

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