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Bucatini with Hazelnut Mint Pesto, Asparagus, and Tomatoes

Hazelnut Pesto Pasta

Consider making a double batch of the hazelnut mint pesto to freeze and use with fish, mixed into potato salad, and anywhere else you like pesto. Yield: Serves 4 For the Pesto: 2 cups mint leaves, washed and thoroughly dried ½ cup Oregon Orchard roasted hazelnuts 2 medium cloves garlic, peeled 1 Tablespoon lemon juice […]

Noisette Nicoise Salad

Hazelnut Nicoise Salad up close

This recipe is a departure from a traditional Nicoise salad but feel free to include tuna if you like. With or without tuna, the hazelnut dressing and chopped roasted hazelnuts level up this dish. Yield: Makes 4-6 Serving Ingredients: 1 large shallot, thinly sliced ¼ cup lemon juice 1 pound small new potatoes 6 large […]

Beet, Arugula, Hazelnut Salad with Maple Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Hazelnut and Beet Salad

This colorful fresh salad hits all the right notes – nutty, peppery, sweet, and earthy. And it’s gorgeous to boot. Add lentils or chicken for a more filling alternative. Yield: Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients: 4-6 medium-sized beets, tops and tails removed Extra virgin olive oil 1 shallot, minced 1 Tablespoon sherry vinegar 2 teaspoons pure […]

Cinnamon Hazelnut Lamb Kofta

cooked hazelnut lamb kabobs on a plate with garnish

Perfect any time of year, these kofta pair well with pita and olives along with tomatoes and cucumber in the summer, and beets and cooked dark leafy greens in the winter. Yield: Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients: 1 small yellow onion, grated (around ½ cup packed) 1 pound ground lamb 1/2 cup finely chopped Oregon Orchard […]

Grower Spotlight: Jonathan & Katie Edmonds, Nut House Farm

Joe and Nathaniel Edmonds

Name and location of family farm? Funny you should ask about the farm name. My wife Katie and I have joked that we need to come up with a good name for some time but haven’t really settled on anything. The current leader is “Nut House Farm” because we sometimes think we are nuts for […]

Donald hazelnut business moves closer to national recognition

Hazelnut Processing

By Kristen Wohlers Canby-Molalla Herald-Pioneer An Aurora/Donald business may soon see its products on Walmart or Sam’s Club shelves. Wilco Hazelnut LLC, Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, a farmer-owned cooperative located on Butteville Road in Donald, was one of 800 small businesses invited to participate in an open call with Walmart and was selected as one […]

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 […]