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Rise Up For The Mighty Hazelnut

It’s time for hazelnuts to get their due. Almonds, walnuts and pecans all have official days on the calendar, but not hazelnuts. This is a gross injustice than can no longer be tolerated. We need to set things right.

99.6% of all US hazelnuts are grown within a couple of hours from Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.

99.6% of all US hazelnuts are grown within a couple of hours from Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.

At Rogue Farms, we’re declaring March as Hazelnut Appreciation Month. Rogue Nation President Al Jorgensen is leading the charge and taking the cause all the way to Washington, DC. We urge Rogue Citizens around the world to sign our petition. Join us and Rise Up for the hazelnut!

Official Text Of Declaration

WHEREAS: Hazelnuts are nutritious, being high in folate, manganese, copper, fiber and something called proanthocyanidin

WHEREAS: These essential minerals are believed to provide many healthful benefits including: lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, depression, urinary tract infections and erectile dysfunction

WHEREAS: Oregon’s Willamette Valley is blessed with prime hazelnut growing terroir, a perfect combination of temperate ocean, mountain and river climates, and rich volcanic soils

WHEREAS: Oregon hazelnuts are renown for their large size and distinctive flavor

WHEREAS: Oregon grows 99% of the US hazelnut crop, worth $129,600,000 in 2014

WHEREAS: Hazelnuts are an excellent ingredient in beer and spirits, as demonstrated by Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar, and Rogue Spirits Hazelnut Spice Rum.

Proudly flavored with hazelnuts.

Proudly flavored with hazelnuts.

WHEREAS: Hazelnut Brown Nectar was created by Chris Studach, a homebrewer par excellence and a true Rogue

WHEREAS: Rogue Brewmaster John Maier so loved Hazelnut Brown Nectar he asked Chris if he could brew it himself and share Chris’ gift with the world

WHEREAS: Hazelnut Brown Nectar has since won 74 national and international awards for quality and excellence, and the face of Chris Studach graces the front of each bottle

THEREFORE: On this, the 29th Day of February, 2016, acting under the authority granted to me as President Of The Rogue Nation, I do hereby declare March of 2016, and of every subsequent year, to be Hazelnut Appreciation Month and invite the 250,000 citizens of the Rogue Nation to celebrate with a bottle of Hazelnut Brown Nectar, or Hazelnut Spice Rum, or both.

FURTHERMORE: On behalf of the Rogue Nation, I have submitted a petition to the US Government, which calls upon the Executive and Legislative branches to join us in our glorious cause and declare March to be Hazelnut Appreciation Month across these United States of America.

Rise Up!

Al Signature

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