FROM OREGON’S ORCHARDS TO THE WORLD
OREGON HAZELNUTS’ MARKETING LEADER
Welcome to Filberts.com! The #1 resource for hazelnut growers in the Pacific Northwest. We grow, buy, sell, process and market hazelnuts from the Northwest’s finest orchards to the world’s prestigious buyers in every category.
Family-owned and operated since 1994, we find joy in serving our hazelnut growers and their families. As Oregon leads the way in world-class hazelnut research and a growing hazelnut industry, we look forward to carrying on this tradition for generations to come. READ MORE
Locally owned • Family owned
Announcing $10.3 million 2021 Grower Profit Share!
We are thrilled to be able to announce the second largest grower profit share ever for Oregon Hazelnuts, $10.3 million! We are incredibly proud of our staff, our growers, and our receiving station partners. Their dedication and commitment to quality allowed us to earn and return these profits back to the industry. We anticipate another great crop in 2022 with fewer market disruptions. From all of us at George Packing Company and Northwest Hazelnut Company we thank you for your continued partnership and support.
Larry George & Shaun George
EXPANDING MARKETS GLOBALLY
WORKING HARD FOR OUR GROWERS
Larry and Shaun George started George Packing Company with one mission in mind: to increase profitability for Oregon’s hazelnut growers. We’ve grown hazelnuts on our family orchards for more than 40 years, and opened our first packing plant on our parents’ orchard in 1993. Our experience informs every investment we make, and we’ve kept our promise year after year, delivering the highest returns to our growers on their hazelnuts. READ MORE
NO-RISK • OPTIONAL CONTRACT
With George Packing Company, there are no evergreen contracts. Every year, we work to earn your business by offering high efficiencies with low fixed processing costs at our state-of-the-art processing facility. We have spent more than 25 years nurturing relationships with premium buyers to showcase your hazelnuts in the world’s best markets. READ MORE
GUARANTEED PRICING | HIGHER RETURNS
As a cash processor and member of the Hazelnut Growers Bargaining Association, GPC pays a guaranteed minimum field price established before you harvest your nuts, regardless of market fluctuations. We then go to work, marketing your nuts and maximizing your price; this results in a profit share bonus in the months after harvest. With GPC, growers enjoy all the upside of the markets without taking the downside risk of fluctuating markets and capital expenses others ask you to assume. READ MORE
CAPACITY READY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
George Packing Company stands capacity ready to clean, dry and process every hazelnut grown in the Willamette Valley within 100 days of harvest, and we have the capacity to do so for the next decade and beyond. Our 25 years of investing into leading edge processing technologies, efficiencies and sustainability, makes us the highest-capacity, most efficient and sustainable processor in North America. Our 22 family-owned receiving stations throughout the Northwest are ready to serve you! READ MORE
For over a century Oregon nut growers knew themselves as “Filbert growers” and we still celebrate that tradition. As Oregon production expanded in 1981, the Oregon Filbert Commission adapted to the common European name of “Hazelnut,” thus, the Oregon Hazelnut Commission of today.
In Ancient Rome, it was customary to offer a filbert (or hazelnut) plant, the Corylus avellana, in the belief that it brought happiness. In the French tradition, on the other hand, this plant symbolizes fertility. FIND MORE FILBERTS FACTS ON OUR FILBERT FAN PAGE!