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Grower Spotlight: Jeff Cruickshank, Cruickshank Farms

  Thursday, April 30, 2020

How long has your family owned your farm? Our farm is a century farm; my great grandfather bought the original farm in 1908 and he raised cows, pigs and sheep. My grandfather continued the livestock tradition with a dairy. My father continued the dairy until government regulations forced him to sell the herd or upgrade […]

Letter to Customers, Farmer-Owners & Communities

  Thursday, March 19, 2020

To our customers, farmer-owners and communities, We wanted to provide an update on how our team is focusing on safety while staying open to provide the essentials you need for your home, pets and livestock. Store Hours Update: Effective Monday, March 23rd Wilco Stores will temporarily be closing at 6 pm daily. Monday through Saturday, Open […]

Red Barn in Spring in Washington

Annual Meeting Announces $800,000 Payout to Farmers

  Friday, March 6, 2020

Mt. Angel, Ore., March 6, 2020 – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, held their 54th Annual meeting yesterday in Salem and announced a patronage revolve of $803,000 to their farmer-owners. Glenn Goschie, Wilco’s Board Chair and grower of hops and wine grapes addressed the membership with a message of confidence and excitement in the cooperative’s future.  […]

Grower Spotlight: Heesacker Farms

  Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Steve Heesacker, Heesacker Farms in Forest Grove, OR How long has your family owned your farm? My dad started farming hazelnuts in 1960. My wife, Karla, and I purchased the business in 2003. We are second-generation hazelnut farmers. How long has your family-owned and operated the receiving station? Since 1994. I helped Dad build our […]

Wilco Announces Plans to Open in Sonora, CA

  Monday, January 6, 2020

WILCO PLANS TO OPEN THEIR SECOND CALIFORNIA STORE, EXPANDING THEIR RURAL LIFESTYLE BRAND IN SONORA. Artist Rendering of Wilco Farm Store in Sonora, California. (Photo: Wilco) MT. ANGEL, Ore., January 6, 2019 – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, is announcing plans to open a new store in Sonora, CA later this year. This opening will mark […]

Wilco Names Sam Bugarsky as Their New President & CEO

  Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Mt. Angel, Oregon – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, recently named Sam Bugarsky as their new President & CEO. Sam is not new to Wilco. He most recently served as the President of Retail Stores and then Interim CEO. He has been with the cooperative for over 30 years. When asked about Sam’s impact, Jake Wilson, […]

Sam Bugarsky Ceo

Wilco joins the Oregon FFA & Les Schwab to help #DriveAwayHunger

  Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Wilco Coop joins in to help the Oregon FFA & Les Schwab Tire Centers in the Drive Away Hunger initiative. Many Oregon residents struggle to provide food for themselves and their families. In fact, according to Feeding America, 510,080 Oregonians are food insecure. That’s about 1 in 8 individuals. It is for this reason Oregon […]

Oregon Orchard® Product Changes

  Friday, November 8, 2019

Donald, OR – Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO) has recently launched its product line of new Oregon Orchard® seasoned snack products.  This line of 8 oz. re-sealable pouched snacks is now available at the Oregon Hazelnut Marketplace and all Wilco Farm Stores in Oregon and Washington.  Oregon Orchard’s seasoned hazelnuts are currently selling online at https://www.oregonorchard.com/ […]

Oregon Orchard Seasoned Hazelnuts

Farmworker Mural in Lake Oswego

  Monday, October 21, 2019

Local muralist works to restore historic mural and create a new mural in Lake Oswego, honoring farmworkers and cooperatives A partnership between Wilco Farm Stores and the Portland Street Art Alliance is revitalizing and bringing new public art to Lake Oswego, Oregon Fresh new public art is coming to Lake Oswego thanks to a new […]

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Wilco Announces Plans to Open First California Store

  Friday, October 18, 2019

WILCO PLANS TO OPEN THEIR FIRST CALIFORNIA STORE, EXPANDING THEIR RURAL LIFESTYLE BRAND IN PETALUMA. Wilco Farm Store Departments. (Photo: Wilco) MT. ANGEL, Ore., October 16, 2019 – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, is announcing plans to open a new store in Petaluma, CA in May 2020. This opening will mark the retailer’s entrance into California […]