Hazelnuts, Raw Jumbo/Giant *LOCAL*

Jumbo, shelled.

Our local organic hazelnut grower, Jim Birkemeier of Meridian Orchards, has been growing hazelnuts his entire life; as a boy he hand harvested nuts from his family’s one-acre orchard. Filberts and Hazelnuts refer to the same nut.

When we visited his farm, Jim toured us through his beautiful 80-acre organic orchard filled with tall, old, regal hazelnut trees, and shared with us his unique natural methods for attaining high-quality, organic hazelnuts and for strengthening the disease resistance of his trees.

Jim feels his most effective strategy against disease is to keep his orchard healthy. He’s worked for years to perfect his own compost tea (made with cured manure) which he uses as a natural fertilizer around the base of the trees. He also sprays his trees with kelp kelp to nourish them through foliar feeding.

Jim’s hazelnuts are harvested from the ground around the end of October, then sent to be shelled and dried down to 10% moisture, so they will store for one year.

Jim is an exceptionally bright, innovative, and dedicated organic farmer, one of a very few local organic hazelnut growers.

Thank you for supporting our Local Farmers!

Hazelnuts are exceptionally rich in folate, an excellent source of vitamin E; and a rich source of minerals, including manganese, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. Nuts are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals.

We've traditionally referred to these same nuts as Filberts, and have now adopted the more commonly used name of Hazelnut in our descriptions and on our labels. (Filbert and Hazelnut refer to the same nut.)

Origin Oregon
Raw Yes
Sustainability Designation Organic
Available Not Available:
This product is seasonally out of stock until the 2016 harvest at the earliest- there were not enough OG Hazelnuts grown in Oregon to supply us with this product this year. Please try our Turkish OG Raw Hazelnuts in the meantime, Item #N187.
 

Availability

Item # Package Size
N180 25 lb case 25.00 lbs

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N180-5# 5 lb bag 5.00 lbs

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