This year is the first year Willamette growers have the option to deliver to Canby. Growers can drop off their crop at the station in Canby, then Willamette drivers will pick it up and transport it to the Newberg facility. This receiving station increases Willamette’s footprint across the region. If you are in the Canby area, let us know if you will be delivering to this station. If you know someone who has orchards around Canby and are unsure of where they are delivering,
British Columbian hazelnuts are suffering from a large Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB) strike, which is forcing the industry to rebuild. Luckily, nurserymen and growers are looking for ways to successfully introduce Oregon varieties, while farmers in Ontario are looking to expand. Hazelnuts do not produce a quick cash return and British Columbians would see a faster profit by investing in the dairy, greenhouse, or nursery industry, not to mention land prices are very high. Thi
California Drought The drought has affected California’s agriculture causing farming operations to look north. Tree farmers are considering entering the hazelnut industry as an alternative to producing almonds, walnuts, and pistachios. Ferrero’s Packaging Much like using shells for landscaping, Ferrero has begun searching for ways to fully use hazelnuts by creating cardboard packaging. Ferrero goes through more than 100,000 tons of hazelnuts a year, that’s a lot of shells!
It’s almost harvest time! Taking care of your orchard in the summer can make or break your harvest. Some things to start thinking about are how many totes or bulk containers you will need, possible hauling assistance, and which Willamette facility you plan to deliver to. Contact Juliana Birkemeier to prepare for harvest. Remember to spray for bacterial blight during harvest, if your trees aren’t bearing, or after harvest if they are. Look at the photo to the right to see
Summer Berry Hazelnut Crumble From the kitchen of Willamette Team Member, Emilia Craig 2 pounds mixed blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries 1/2 cup butter, diced and chilled, plus extra for coating the baking dish 1 cup sugar Zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 cup flour 1 cup hazelnuts 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Instructions: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Butter a 1 and 1/2-quart shallow baking dish. Add the berries, 1/2 cup of the sugar, and le
We are happy to reveal Willamette Hazelnut Growers’ new logo! Through this logo, we communicate our values to our growers and customers as we take our operations to the next level: Longevity Professionalism Growth of the Oregon industry Our logo underscores the same message: we were, and are, growers first. Willamette started when three hazelnut farmers became processors with a grower’s perspective. Growers first refers to that same philosophy created nearly 40 years ago,