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Hazelnut Recipe Contest 2020

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Wilco, Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, and Oregon Orchard are hosting a recipe competition! We’re asking you to get creative with our favorite Pacific Northwest nut – the hazelnut. The possibilities are endless Your recipe could be a favorite entrée with hazelnuts incorporated, traditional baked goods with a hazelnutty twist, or something completely innovative and new […]

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Grower Spotlight: Jeff Cruickshank, Cruickshank Farms

https://www.wilco.coop/grower-spotlight-cruickshank-farms/

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 […]

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Letter to Customers, Farmer-Owners & Communities

https://www.wilco.coop/letter-to-customers-farmer-owners-communities/

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 […]

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Annual Meeting Announces $800,000 Payout to Farmers

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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.  […]

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Grower Spotlight: Heesacker Farms

https://www.wilco.coop/grower-spotlight-heesacker-farms/

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 […]

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Introducing Janet Bingham

https://www.wilco.coop/introducing-janet-bingham/

Our New HGO Marketplace Sales Receptionist If you’re wondering “Who’s that fun lady behind the counter with the big smile?” the next time you stop in to visit the HGO Marketplace Store, we are very pleased to announce that Janet Bingham is our new HGO Marketplace Sales Receptionist! Janet has been working for Wilco since […]

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2019 Harvest Update

https://www.wilco.coop/2019-harvest-update/

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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Winter Pruning

https://www.wilco.coop/winter-pruning-with-ryan-flaherty/

Now that harvest is complete, attention is now focused on winter pruning. Pruning, while it is expensive, can be very beneficial to the health of your orchards. Most growers are cutting out deadwood, EFB infected trees, and pruning young trees to establish strong scaffolding. Cutting out dead wood is something that is done every year. […]

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January 2020 – Letter From COO Greg Thorsgard

https://www.wilco.coop/january-2020-letter-from-coo-greg-thorsgard/

Dear Grower, After nine months with Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, I’m excited to report an excellent and smooth 2019. We are expecting continued growth in the New Year by adding to our grower memberships and the Oregon Orchard® brand. I think the most exciting event this past year was when our state-of-the-art Donald processing facility […]

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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 […]