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Grower Spotlight: Heesacker Farms

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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 original […]

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2019 Harvest Update

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Thank you for choosing HGO as your marketing partner. Overall, 2019 was a successful harvest year. Many processes that were pain points at HGO last year were significantly improved this year; demonstrating the commitment of the HGO team to continuous improvement and to our growers. Sampling Process Our chain of custody procedure allowed us to […]

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Wilco Announces Plans to Open in Sonora, CA

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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 […]

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Latest News, Oregon Orchard

Hazelnuts: The Next Almond?

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Seeding new ways from the old, HGO seeks to grow hazelnut consumption to new heights. Lisa Lupo, Editor QA magazine Photos by Jake Gravbrot Tim (left) and Tom Aman provide a tour of their Mount Angel, Ore., hazelnut orchard. Tree nut consumption has seen significant growth in the U.S. over the last five decades, with […]

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Wilco Names Sam Bugarsky as Their New President & CEO

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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, […]

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

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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 […]

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New Products Hit Shelves

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We have kicked off our retail push to secure placement of our seasoned and raw/roasted packaged products out into the marketplace! “That’s the best packaging I have seen among several manufacturers presenting hazelnuts for our stores,” said the buyer at the Albertsons Companies, Portland region. Those were the first words of praise for our new […]

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Oregon Orchard® Product Changes

https://www.wilco.coop/oregon-orchard-product-changes-2/

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/ […]

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Farmworker Mural in Lake Oswego

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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

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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 […]