Hazelnut Marketing Board
Nestled between the grandeur of the Cascade Mountains and the scenic Pacific Ocean lies the fertile Willamette Valley -- one of the world’s premiere agricultural regions. 99% of American hazelnuts are grown here. The rare combination of volcanic soils, moderate temperature and ample precipitation makes this the optimal region for hazelnut orchards. These thriving groves yield hazelnuts renowned globally for their unparalleled size, consistent quality, and distinct flavor.
Oregon Hazelnuts boast a robust, buttery smooth flavor and are the ideal accent for exquisite entrees or decadent desserts. They are also great by themselves as a healthy yet delicious snack. Oregon hazelnuts come in many forms -- including kernels, meal, flour, sliced, diced, paste and oil -- making them easy to eat and use in a variety of recipes.
The Oregon Hazelnut industry is in the midst of the biggest growth period in its history. Since 2010, total acres of hazelnut trees planted in Oregon have tripled to over 90,000. With many new trees just starting to reach maturity, our yield this year is estimated at 85,000 tons and growing.
Visit our website at OregonHazelnuts.org to learn more about the Oregon Hazelnut difference.
Oregon Hazelnuts truly are indulgence in a nutshell.