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Our Story

As children, Mom had us make our teachers’ Christmas gifts each year. I was stuck making beaded ornaments while our younger brother made pecans with Mom’s recipe. His teachers raved about his gift—mine quickly forgot them.

Decades later I needed a treat to make for my colleagues for the holidays. I remembered my Mom’s and brother’s pecan recipe and wondered, “Would anyone like them?” Mert’s Nuts was born literally overnight. Late one night I was roasting and by noon the next day I had received my first official order. Everyone raved about them and wanted more, more, more—before I was ready to live a fully nutty life.

I started Mert’s Nuts as my Mom watched from her hospice bed. She was thrilled and tickled. I’m honored to donate a portion of each Mert’s Nuts sale to benefit the The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation-GSH Skin Care Institute in honor of our fabulous mother, Gaby (Gabrielle Schwarz Haab).


The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation-GSH Skin Care Institute

A percentage of profits are donated to The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation-GSH Skin Care Institute.

The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation is an independent, non-profit patient advocacy organization dedicated to supporting every person with cutaneous lymphoma by promoting awareness and education, advancing patient care, and facilitating research. They exist to make sure that each person with cutaneous lymphoma gets the best care possible. For more information on the The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation please visit their website www.clfoundation.org