Grower Spotlight: Dan Brown of Four Ridge Orchards Inc.

upclose of hazelnuts on the ground

Please offer some details about your farm’s history. My great-great-grandfather came across the Oregon Trail in 1868 and he first farmed outside of Sheridan before buying a farm in McMinnville in 1870. They moved to the current farm in 1875 in Laurel, south of Hillsboro. I am part of the fifth generation. Previously we had […]

Grower Spotlight: Tim Aman of Aman Brothers Farm

Aman Brothers walking in a hazelnut orchard

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 […]

Board Decides Against Signing the HGBA this Year

MT. ANGEL, Ore., July 20, 2020 – Wilco’s Hazelnut Advisory Committee and Board of Directors, all farmer-owners who represent the cooperative’s ~200 hazelnut farms, have agreed not to sign the recently modified Hazelnut Growers Bargaining Association Agreement (HGBA). Only Wilco’s HGO WestNut subsidiary had signed the agreement in past years and 6.36% of the total […]

$772,052.01 Allocated to Farmer-Owners

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Allocates $772,052.01 as 199A/DPAD Deductions

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Allocates $772,052.01 as 199A/DPAD Deductions MT ANGEL, Ore., July 14, 2020 – Less than two months after announcing patronage payouts to their growers, Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, sends out an allocation notice to qualifying hazelnut farmer-owners for another $772,052.01 in 199A/DPAD IRS deductions. A written notice of allocation was mailed out […]

Hazelnut Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze

Hazelnut Cinnamon Rolls on a pan

These cinnamon rolls pair wonderfully with a cup of PNW roasted coffee, just make sure there is enough to go around. Cinnamon Roll Ingredients ½ c. granulated sugar 1 tsp. salt 1/3 c. vegetable shortening 1 c. milk, scalded 2 pkg. yeast ½ c. warm water, 105-115F 2 eggs, beaten 5 c. flour 5 tbsp. […]

Cooking with Cast Iron

Cooking with Cast Iron Blog

Cast iron cookware has proven itself over time to be versatile, long-lasting, economical and also cook foods differently, often better, than stainless, non-stick or other options. Here are some facts about cast iron and reasons why you may want to use it too. The first recorded use of cast iron cookware was during the Han […]

Harvest Hazelnut Casserole

This recipe is the winner of the Oregon Orchard May 2020 Hazelnut Recipe Contest, submitted by Debbie Luster. Ingredients: 1 cup fresh broccoli, chopped 1 cup fresh cauliflower, sliced 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped 1 small carrot, peeled and finely grated 1/3 cup diced onion 1 cup (4 oz) grated cheddar cheese 1 cup chopped […]

Hazelnut Recipe Contest 2020

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 […]

Grower Spotlight: Jeff Cruickshank, 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 […]