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He Sells These Shells

It used to be that you would sit down with a bowl of nuts, and crack them by hand one at a time. Each kernel a reward for

Hazelnut Happenings

Oregon’s hazelnut harvest has ended. As growers repair machinery, tidy the orchard floor and recover from the hectic season, Oregon’s prized nuts begin their journey from orchard to

Happy St. Philibert’s Day!

It’s an age-old question among Oregonians: are they called hazelnuts or filberts? According to European folklore, early filbert crops would ripen around August 22th, the feast day of

Summer in the Orchards

For many of Oregon’s staple crops, summer is a time of abundance. Juicy strawberries are harvested in June, followed by blueberries, raspberries, peaches, tomatoes, and more. For hazelnuts,

Spring in the Orchards

Meet Brenda Frketich of Kirsch Family Farms, third generation farmer and fourth generation Oregonian. Brenda and her family have been growing hazelnuts on their Willamette Valley farm since

Celebrate Oregon Agriculture with Hazelnuts

With over 37,000 family farms and ranches in Oregon, we’re honored to produce one of our state’s prized products! To celebrate the bounty of Oregon agriculture during National

Winter in the Orchards

Winter is a time when many of us slow down and keep cover, but hazelnut growers know all too well that there is always work to be done.

2013 Hazelnut Crop Forecast up 8 Percent

As we gear up for hazelnut harvest beginning later this month, a yield survey conducted by the Oregon Field Office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service predicts

Hazelnut Happenings This Summer

We joined our fellow growers at the Annual Nut Growers Society Tour on August 7th to discuss crop updates, learn about techniques in the field, and of course,

Update on 2013 hazelnut crop

Although hazelnuts are only harvested in the fall, there is much to be done year-round to ensure the yield is at its highest, and the nuts are the

Another reason to enjoy hazelnuts

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a study on the effects of the Mediterranean diet on participants at high risk of developing heart disease. In the