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Hazelnut Growers of Oregon

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 […]

Ryan
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon

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. […]

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon

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 […]

New Stores & Grand Openings, News, Wilco Stores

Wilco Announces Plans to Open in Sonora, CA

https://www.wilco.coop/wilco-announces-plans-to-open-in-sonora-ca/

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?

https://www.wilco.coop/hazelnuts-the-next-almond/

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

https://www.wilco.coop/wilco-names-sam-bugarsky-as-their-new-president-ceo/

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

https://www.wilco.coop/wilco-coop-joins-in-to-help-the-oregon-ffa-les-schwab-tire-centers-in-the-drive-away-hunger-initiative/

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 […]

2019 Crop Kernel Fill
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Oregon Orchard

Hazelnut Crop Update

https://www.wilco.coop/hazelnut-crop-update/

Our team is ready for a great crop at the processing plant. Hazelnuts are being packed and shipped as fast as they are coming in. A couple of things we are seeing with the raw nuts; the moisture has been higher than last year, and the kernel fill is much better. Last year the moisture […]

Ryan
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Oregon Orchard

Ryan’s Corner November 2019

https://www.wilco.coop/ryans-corner-november-2019/

Here it is, November and we’re soon to welcome a new decade! On Sept. 20th we received our first load of hazelnuts at the HGO plant in Donald. Being new to HGO and the Hazelnut industry, I heard the stories of the 2018 harvest being fast and furious by industry standards. The 2019 harvest has […]

Oregon Orchard Hazelnut Products
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Latest News, Oregon Orchard

New Products Hit Shelves

https://www.wilco.coop/new-products-hit-shelves/

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 […]