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Learn the basics of planting, growing and processing hazelnuts as SFA Lake Superior Chapter hosts a field day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 24, in Bayfield, Wis.
The day begins at 10 a.m. at Seven Ponds Winery, 87380 Betzold Rd, Bayfield, Wis., where U. of Wisconsin Extension agent and hazelnut expert Jason Fischbach will lead a tour of the winery’s plantings and discuss techniques for establishment and maintenance of commercial hazelnuts.
The group will caravan to Northland College at noon for lunch at the Hurlings Rice Food Center, 1411 Ellis Ave, Ashland, followed by a tour of the center’s hazelnut processing equipment. The facility includes hazelnut driers, hullers and crackers as well as an oil press.
Cost is $15 for SFA members and $20 for nonmembers. Lunch included.
This event is co-sponsored by U. of W. Extension and the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
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