I need acorns for a school project.
I cannot tell you a good place to buy acorns, but I can surely tell you a place NOT to buy them... Avoid acorno.com.
I ordered a pound of acorns from this place to plant in open areas near where I live. What I received was a Ziploc bag full of really nasty old rotting acorns. Most had sprouted long ago and were now decaying. Some had simply dried up and died. Others had become lumps of black gunk inside the acorn shells. When I emptied the bag onto the ground, I could see small beetles and white worms moving in the debris. It was utterly disgusting!
Perhaps the worst part about my encounter with acorno.com was dealing with the company after my purchase. Thinking there had surely been some sort of error, I emailed the company and included a photo of what I had received. The reply I got back from the owner, a Mr. Patrick Komph, was defiant and rude.
I could go on with my story, but suffice to say things went downhill from there. It was after I threatened to file fraud complaints with the post office and with my bank that Mr. Komph grudgingly issued a refund. He then sent me two more insulting messages so I would know how bitter he was over being wrongly accused of dishonesty.
Hopefully my comments will save you from having to deal with acorno.com.
@JustSomeGuy - I know you are telling the truth. I too have gotten crappy acorns from them. They were dirty, had holes in them and there were even little travel worms!! The kids in our class were making all kinds of noises when they saw them. Yes, those folks aren't nice to deal with either. I have since found a reliable site online that our schools have been buying from every year since. It's funny, when people are honest, the trolls come out!