About the Pecan Parlor
Tom "Yankee" Salopek was the first born in America of David "Vide" and Mary Salopek, who migrated here from Croatia. In 1950, Tom's farm started in the north valley, giving rise to his nickname, Yankee. Tom and his wife Mary "Mamo", raised 6 kids, 4 boys and 2 girls. I, Clara, am part of the fourth generation of Mesilla Valley pecan farmers, along with my eleven (first) cousins. After many years of growth and expansion I was challenged to create a marketing tool for the efforts put into North Valley Pecans. When my mom, Natalie, retired we put our heads together to establish The Pecan Parlor. We are a retail pecan business, selling pecan related products and we look forward to being featured in several places in and around the Las Cruces, NM area. We are so grateful to have this opportunity and support from our family and friends. We hope to see you at one of our locations, please check back for updates on new locations!