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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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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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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 […]

Oregon Orchard Seasoned Hazelnuts
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Oregon Orchard® Product Changes

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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/ […]

New Oregon Orchard Website
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Oregon Orchard® Website Gets a New Look

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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
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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
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Oregon Orchard® Product Changes

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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. […]

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Grower Corner October 2019

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Please note that an updated receiving station map was mailed on 9/13/19. It added a transfer station in the McMinnville area, removed Missouri Ridge as a wash station as they will not be operational in time and updated contact information for Lindsey Family Farm. A copy of the updated map is available on hazelnut.com. Initial […]

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October 2019 Letter From COO Greg Thorsgard

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Dear Grower, I’ve been here six months now and boy, have I learned a lot about the hazelnut business!   Things are getting busier and we’re in the throes of harvest season.  We are excited to see what the approximately 180 farms we service will produce with it being a “biennial year” and orchards providing less […]

Jason-Costa-Interview
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Adding Value to the Hazelnut Harvest

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If you know anyone involved in the Oregon Hazelnut scene, you know the harvest is coming. Growers work year-round to ensure a healthy crop and abundant harvest, and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon is fully and uniquely prepared to add value to the lives of their growers. As a farmer-owned co-op, the job of Hazelnut Growers […]