Welcome to Hazelnut.com

Your hazelnut & filbert resource

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Whether you are looking for nutritional information about hazelnuts (also known as filberts), hazelnut recipes, chocolate covered hazelnuts (or other hazelnut delicacies), planning to start your own hazelnut farm or in search of a year-round source for premium Oregon inshell, kernels, or value-added hazelnut products, then you have come to the right place. Ninety-nine percent of all hazelnuts grown in the United States come from the rich soil of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The region’s gentle climate and abundant rainfall produce larger nuts, with an exquisite flavor and freshness.

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon

Grower’s co-operative organization & resources


Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO) has been in business since 1984. HGO has more than 150 growers who collectively own more than 10,000 acres of prime hazelnut orchards. The Hazelnut Growers website is full of information for Hazelnut growers and for those who are thinking of becoming growers. Members of HGO will find a forum, resources, documentation for their business, and opportunities to share knowledge with other growers.


Industrial product information for professionals

Hazelnut Processing

Westnut is the largest processor and marketer of hazelnuts in North America. Our customers include some of the most successful food service supply companies, confectionaries, snack food makers and bakers in the world. Our buyers count on us for impeccable, efficient service, year round supplies and consistent delivery of the highest quality products. In addition, Westnut is a division of Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, which ensures an expertise and dedication beyond repute. If your business depends on getting fresh, high-quality, consistent hazelnut products, on time, any time, Westnut can help.

Oregon Orchard

Online store with hazelnuts & hazelnut delicacies

Chocolate Hazelnuts

The company that began as a small cooperative of Oregon hazelnut growers in 1984 is now the largest supplier of quality Oregon hazelnuts in North America – now that you’ve found our special growers’ store we’re more than happy to share!

We take pride in the age old tradition of growing and harvesting quality hazelnuts and do our best to offer customers a wide variety of satisfying and delicious products. You can be assured of the consistent high quality and uniformity of our hazelnut products, backed by strict Oregon grade standards and USDA inspections. Salted, roasted, sweet and crunchy — our product offering includes a little something for everyone.

Baked Chicken with a Sweet Hazelnut Glaze

Season chicken and lay closely together in a shallow pan. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a saute pan, heat butter and saute shallots until golden. Add hazelnuts for 2 minutes. Add Cognac and preserves. Pour over chicken and bake covered 20 minutes. Uncover and check for doneness. Bake uncovered until done, 5-10 minutes more.

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Roasting and Storing Hazelnuts.


Roasting Hazelnuts - Hazelnuts can be roasted using a conventional oven and a cookie sheet. The oven should be preheated to 275°. Place shelled natural hazelnuts on an non-greased cookie sheet only one layer high. Place in warm oven for 20 to 30 minutes until the skins crack and the nut meats turn a light golden color. You can also roast them at higher temperatures for a shorter period of time

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Spring 2014

The spring 2014 edition of the HGO news is here

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