Hazelnut products comprise a diverse and growing global industry. Inclement spring weather in Turkey damaged the hazelnut crop, a significant input to the Australian Nutella product; which then hit the wallet of the American consumer. This story signals an odd, interconnected world and a market opportunity. There is industry interest in diversifying this supply chain as global demand for the nut continues to increase. Here are the basics on how this is relevant to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan:.
Growing Hazelnuts - with Birkemeier Farms & Birkemeier Nursery
The hazelnut pages on this site include listings of hazelnut nurseries, growers, sales as well as industry overviews, propagation information, hazelnut products and a range of other hazelnut related information. The hazelnut, also known as filbert, is native to the Black Sea coast area. Other leading production areas include Italy and the U. Although there are no large scale commercial plantings of hazelnuts in Australia, there is a growing interest in their cultivation. The Australian hazelnut industry comprises mainly small family orchards of up to 6, trees. Currently ha is under cultivation producing almost 50 tonnes. This is expected to increase to around ha producing tonnes in-shell by around
Baked with herbs, roasted on an open fire, or crushed over a chocolate cake, the buttery crunch is hard to beat. Nuts are a good source of protein to have around, and they store nicely for a long time. Beyond eating, hazelnuts are also a good source of material for wattle fencing and basket weaving. Your livestock will appreciate the leaves and twigs, as well.
A good farm business plan is your roadmap to start-up, profitability, and growth, and provides the foundation for your conversation with USDA about how our programs can complement your operation. Your business plan will be a living document that you can change as your vision and circumstances shift. Staff at your local service center, as well as your State Beginning Farmer Coordinator can connect you to local resources in your community to help you establish a successful business plan. If you are applying for a loan your loan officer will review your business plan and assist you in translating your plan and farm vision to your application. This FSA business plan template is part of the application and shows you the type of information you should gather when preparing your plan and application materials.