The 2014 harvest was a record year as growers received the highest recorded field price. The 2015 minimum field price is $1.22 per pound, the second highest opening price ever. Turkey is expected to produce a late crop of about 700,000 tons. Rains in the Black Sea region, where most of Turkey’s hazelnuts are grown, have delayed the crop entering the market. Kernel buyers will continue to have quality and supply issues with Turkey. This year the inshell market is strong, wi
From left: 1991, Ben Mitchell III, Rich Birkemeier, Fred Herring, John Newell, Ben Mitchell Jr. This fall is the beginning of Willamette Hazelnut’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. Willamette is the longest running full service hazelnut supplier in America. We kicked the celebration off with our First Annual Harvest Party where we had a BBQ, mingled with growers, and released our company video, which can be found on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube. Willamette Filbert G
The 2015 Oregon Hazelnut Production Forecast was released late August. Hazelnuts are Oregon’s 8th leading producing commodity. The USDA performed a series of tests to gather information about the upcoming crop. Here’s how they conducted the survey: Sample size was 300 orchards, 282 were submitted. Samples trees and branches were picked at random. Nuts from each orchard were taken, counted and subsampled. Husks were pealed away. Hazelnuts were sized. Nuts were then cracked
Ingredients ½ cup blanched hazelnuts 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 cup (packed) fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems ½ cup (packed) fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves with tender stems 1 tablespoon capers 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest ½ cup olive oil Kosher salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 6-oz. pieces skin-on salmon fillets 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 heads Little Gem or other small lettuce, leaves separated Preparation Preheat oven to 400°. Toast haze
On Saturday, September 12th, at our Harvest Party, we released a company video that highlights our story, values, and the services we offer. We used local talent for the music and videography and had a great time putting it together. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Filming done by Cassidy Davis (Davis Productions) and music by Austin B. Sweeney (PacNorthwest Publishing).