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Grower Spotlight: Tim Aman of Aman Brothers Farm

https://www.wilco.coop/grower-spotlight-tim-aman-of-aman-brothers-farm/

How long has your family owned your farm? Our farm, located in Mt Angel, was originally purchased by my grandparents Carolyn and Frank Aman almost 100 years ago, so our farm is going into the fifth generation and we are close to becoming a Century Farm. Please offer some details about your farming history and […]

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Hazelnut Recipe Contest 2020

https://www.wilco.coop/hazelnut-recipe-contest2020/

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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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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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. […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]