Life on the Farm

New Equipment Excites Us!

New Equipment Excites Us!

We have always been very proud of the fact that Kristin, my mom, and I do every single step of processing, by ourselves, with our own nuts, with the exception of washing and drying. With that pride, however, comes lots and lots of work!! Once my dad and uncle harvest the nuts, we size, crack, sort, flavor, roast, apply labels, and package by hand!! Until we are large enough to justify getting all automated equipment, this is how it will be. Each of those steps is a significant amount of labor and time, but still something we all three enjoy...


Hazelnut Harvest - A Very Exciting Time of Year!!


Gearing up for Harvest

Gearing up for Harvest

I am super excited to be writing the first blog entry for King Fresh! On Thursday, we concluded our seventh season of CSA. This is a branch of the business that certainly keeps us busy throughout the summer! As my dad and uncle farm, which is where we get our hazelnuts, they have been active all throughout the past month and beyond, pruning the orchards--mostly the younger trees. This is a huge job and I really can't fathom that they do all the work on the farm by themselves; hazelnut trees account for seventy-five of their overall acreage....