The hazelnuts we process and package are grown by King Family Farms Inc. Young trees take constant care such as pruning, fertilizing, spraying, and maintaining the quality of the orchard floor.
October is generally when harvest starts for us. The hazelnuts will drop onto the orchard floor and they will then be swept into rows. The harvester and conveyor system, pulled by a tractor, pick up the nuts and they are dumped into wooden totes.
Our hazelnuts are grown for George Packing Company, then hauled to a receiving station, and we purchase nut meats back ready to be processed. These boxes of meats are placed into cold storage until we are ready to process in the kitchen.