The last stop on my Circle Farm Tour last week in Harrison & Agassiz was at Canadian Hazelnut [Google Map].
A team of brothers run the family operation, growing, processing and selling a variety of hazelnut products. We got a tour of the grounds, where their dogs came out to greet us and nibble on some leftover hazelnuts on the ground.
The nuts are roasted, candied, and turned into delicious chocolate snacks (including chocolate hazelnut butter). They also press it into hazelnut flour, protein powder, and hazelnut oil (perfect for summer salads).
Health facts bout hazelnuts:
I picked up some beer nuts for John and we polished them off in one evening, they were so tasty.
Canadian Hazelnut is open year-round for self-guided orchard tours and they do “u-pick” during October & November. You can contact them by phone (604) 796-2136 or email Canadianhazelnut [at] telus.net. It’s worth the drive to head out there and stock up on hazelnut products, either for cooking, baking, snacking, or as a gift.