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Nuts in the News

The world’s largest buyer of hazelnuts, buying approximately 25% of world production, is Ferrero SpA, makers of Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, and Kinder Surprise. With consumer demand for their products increasing, the well-known chocolate makers are seeking to widen their sourcing options with farmer recruitment efforts....

The Chilliwack Progress published this article which covered the recent Field Day held by BCHGA at Hooge Farm in Agassiz. The Field Day saw a great turn-out, indicating a strong level of interest in the re-establishment of the hazelnut industry in BC. After hitting rock...

This March 2017 article from Country Life in BC interviews various experts in the industry about the excellent opportunity new hazelnut varieties offer to new and existing growers. Interviewees include Thom O’Dell of Nature Tech Nursery and Director of BCHGA, Gary Fehr, director of the...

It was an honor to have BC hazelnuts featured in this year's official Taste of BC menu. Chef Ned Bell's menu at the event, held on September 27, 2016 at Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna, included hazelnuts sourced from Hooge Farms in Aggasiz, BC. Chef...

The July 2016 edition of Modern Agriculture Magazine featured an article which shines a spotlight on the continued growth in demand for hazelnuts, and the opportunity that present in light of the success of variety trials conducted over the last 5 years to combat the...

An article ran in the June 27 edition of the Chilliwack Progress, bringing attention to the recent successes of EFB-resistant hazelnut varieties. Hazelnut farmer and director on the board with the BCHGA, Walter Esau, is interviewed about the bright outlook that can be expected as...

The BC Hazelnut Growers Association and Holster Farm were recipients of a 2016 Agricultural Enhancement Grant for crop innovation, provided by the Abbotsford Community Foundation and the City of Abbotsford. This year's grant program was focused on 'crop innovation'. The BCHGA and Holster Farms were awarded...