October 28, 2013

It's filbert season here in the Willamette Valley

This time of year is always a fun one here in Oregon.  From the harvesting of the pumpkins from the many farms, to the filbert picking that takes place all around us.  Filberts, also known as hazelnuts to a lot of people, are a very popular crop in the Willamette Valley, with about five farms harvesting them for the season.  Recently we visited one of these filbert farms just to see how the process of the filbert collection takes place.  





It's always interesting to look out across a field and see many orange, dots throughout the landscape.





















You can purchase your own bag of filberts from Hazelnut Hill in Corvallis, Oregon.  You can view their entire line of filbert nut products on their site, here.

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