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Columbia Empire Farms Celebrates National Hazelnut Month

Pamplin’s farm offers premium hazelnuts as snacks, confections and gifts

Portland, Ore. (Sept. 23, 2013) – September is National Hazelnut Month, and Columbia Empire Farms, one of the largest hazelnut growers in the country, invites you to celebrate with its finest-quality premium hazelnuts – roasted, smoked or chocolate covered, or made into tasty confections.

Owned by Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., Columbia Empire Farms is located in Sherwood, Ore., and is proud to contribute to the state’s recognition as “hazelnut capital of the U.S.” Because Oregon produces 99 percent of the country’s supply of hazelnuts, National Hazelnut Month is truly a celebration for all to enjoy.

“As one of the premiere hazelnut farms in Oregon, Columbia Empire Farms has been a prized possession of the Pamplin family since 1976,” said Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., president and CEO of the R.B. Pamplin Corporation. “We support local farming and we love to share the bounty of the Pacific Northwest with consumers around the country. National Hazelnut Month offers the perfect excuse to indulge in one of Oregon’s signature products.”

Following are a few of Columbia Empire Farms’ most popular hazelnut offerings:


Roasted Salted Hazelnuts

Dry-roasted, lightly salted hazelnuts are crunchy and delicious and make a healthy snack.

Available in 4 oz., 8 oz. and 2 lb. sizes.


Roasted Smoked Hazelnuts

Enjoy smoked hazelnuts as a healthy snack or use them to enhance entrees, salads and desserts.

Available in 4 oz., 8 oz. and 2 lb. sizes.


Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts

Fresh roasted hazelnuts are dipped in rich, handmade chocolate (dark or milk) – an irresistible combination.

Available in 4 oz. and 8 oz. sizes.



Columbia Empire Farms’ mouthwatering confections include hazelnut toffee, hazelnut brittle, hazelnut caramels and chocolate hazelnut clusters.

Most products available in 4 oz. and 8 oz. sizes.


Gift Packs

Columbia Empire Farms gift packs combine hazelnuts with other local products such as berry preserves, honey, smoked salmon fillets, and crackers and cheese to create memorable gifts with an Oregon theme. There’s truly something for everyone!

In addition to hazelnuts, Columbia Empire Farms offers fruit preserves, fruit syrups, honey, vinaigrettes, cobbler and pie fillings, baking mixes, candy, and many other Pacific Northwest products.



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