Category Archives: Oregon Orchard

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 […]

Traeger Roasted Lamb Sliders

Traeger Lamb Slider

While the original was a mini “grease-burger” by Whitecastle in the 1940s, they’ve come a long way! Watch one way to twist a slider into something unexpected on your Traeger grilling recipe book. What You’ll Need for Roasting the Lamb 1 Lamb leg roast (I de-boned mine, but you don’t have to. Smaller pieces cook faster. You […]

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 […]

Ryan’s Corner November 2019

Ryan

Here it is, November and we’re soon to welcome a new decade! On Sept. 20th we received our first load of hazelnuts at the HGO plant in Donald. Being new to HGO and the Hazelnut industry, I heard the stories of the 2018 harvest being fast and furious by industry standards. The 2019 harvest has […]

New Products Hit Shelves

Oregon Orchard Hazelnut Products

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 […]

November 2019 Letter From CEO Sam Bugarsky

Sam Bugarsky Ceo

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 […]