Picking Hazelnuts in an Orchard

Banks, United States

Experience hosted by Chris

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

1. Welcome the group (max 10 people) to the farm and go over the agenda and safety etc.
2. Lead the group on a 1/4 mile walk through the orchard while narrating about the hazelnut farm.
3. Provide a quick demonstration of use of the simple hand tool to harvest.
4. Allow time for participants to gather nuts while answering general questions.
5. Lead walk back to meeting site allowing time and encouraging people to take photographs
6. Discuss the process of
cracking, sorting and drying nuts.
7. Process some nuts.
8. Farewells.
Other things to note
The driveway is rural entrance that seems to be a little off some people's GPS. I have a sign at the driveway and I'll be standing out there as well.
1. Welcome the group (max 10 people) to the farm and go over the agenda and safety etc.
2. Lead the group on a 1/4 mile walk through the orchard while narrating about the hazelnut farm.
3. Provide a quick demonstration of use of the simple hand tool to harvest.
4. Allow time for participants to gather nuts while answering general questions.
5. Lead walk back to meeting site allowing time and encouraging people to take photogra…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Participants will use a unique tool to pick up nuts off the ground. Next, a...

Meet your Host, Chris

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 26 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the owner of a hazelnut orchard and lavender farm. Over the last three years I have been through the entire process of clearing the land to planting and now managing these crops. It has been an exciting journey that allows an enjoyable lifestyle.

I look forward to sharing the Fall experience at the orchard. Come harvest some nuts and tour a hazelnut orchard.
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Where you'll be

The experience will be held outside in the orchard a short walk from the public road. The objective of this event is to create a more curated feel for small groups of people.
We are in Banks, Oregon approximately 35 minutes from Portland.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Evan
October 2021
What an unique and memorable experience! Chris greeted us with fresh hot chocolate and patiently answered each of our endless questions about the hazelnut harvesting process. After our orientation and tour (and some surprise wildlife viewing), we had an hour or so to pick as many hazelnuts as we could. We packed three buckets to the brim! As an extra bonus, they let us use the automated nutcracker in their shop which was a huge timesaver. That evening, we had fun sorting the nuts from their shells. If you like U-pick experiences or if you're up for a fun and educational adventure, then don't pass this experience up! We plan to make this an annual tradition but are also looking forward to coming back next summer for the lavender experience.
Kimberly
October 2021
We had a wonderful time. Love learning of how the Farm came to be. In the afternoon the sun came out highlighting the amazing views. Definitely will go again. Thank you Chris!
Donald
September 2021
Very nice experience harvesting Hazelnuts and learning about the process on Chris’s property. 2 hours is just about the right amount of time, and Chris was very friendly. Would definitely return in the summer time for lavender picking too!
Monica
July 2021
A wonderful experience not to be missed. Chris shares his know-how with great enthusiasm and takes care of his guests in a very personalized way. We loved every minute! Thanks Chris.
Kelly
July 2021
I wasn't sure if five year old would be old enough to enjoy this activity, but she had a BLAST! This is absolutely a kid friendly activity. The rest of us had so much fun, too! The host was knowledgeable and easy to talk to and had great stories to share. We learned a lot and had a lovely time.
Jackeline
July 2021
Chris is very thoughtful. I loved bringing home lots of lavender. I recommend doing this experience. The lavender I brought home made a great tea I just added some mint and honey. I will be making other things with it. 💜

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Boots, jacket, wear clothes that can get dirty, gloves.