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 […]

Sam Bugarsky Ceo
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Oregon Orchard

November 2019 Letter From CEO Sam Bugarsky

https://www.wilco.coop/november-2019-letter-from-ceo-sam-bugarsky/

There’s been a lot of change at Wilco and HGO these past few years and I want to take this opportunity to reassure you that our business units are well-positioned for the future. First, with the recent and sudden leadership change, please know that our momentum will not slow down. We have an excellent leadership […]

Oregon Orchard Seasoned Hazelnuts
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Latest News, News, Oregon Orchard

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/ […]

WilcoFarmMural by HectorHernandez_PhotoCreditSamKing-News-photo
News, Wilco Stores

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 […]

New Stores & Grand Openings, News, Wilco Stores

Wilco Announces Plans to Open First California Store

https://www.wilco.coop/wilco-announces-plans-to-open-first-california-store/

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 […]

New Oregon Orchard Website
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Latest News, Oregon Orchard

Oregon Orchard® Website Gets a New Look

https://www.wilco.coop/oregon-orchard-website-gets-a-new-look/

With the release of the new Oregon Orchard® brand is an updated website! Thanks to the combined efforts of the Wilco/HGO Marketing teams and Portland Web Design, the oregonorchard.com site now features the new logo and packaging designs far better than the previous website. While the website debuted its new look in August, it will […]

Food For Thought HGO
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Latest News, Oregon Orchard

Food For Thought

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When combining herbicides and young hazelnuts, a clean spray tank is essential! Younger trees are susceptible to damage from herbicides not typically used on hazelnut orchards. Glyphosate, 2-4D, and other herbicides can cause stunted growth, abnormal growth patterns in tree wood, and possibly kill the young tree. When using only one herbicide rig, it is […]

Confectionary Line HGO
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Latest News, Oregon Orchard

Oregon Orchard® Product Changes

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

Following the launch of our new seasoned and baking products we re-evaluated the entire Oregon Orchard offering. This process known as “SKU rationalization” can be challenging due to our brand’s history and the number of operators in the supply chain. One example is the many different label and packaging types used across the product line. […]