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

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.

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