t Holmquist Hazelnut Orchards, our family run farm, we pride ourselves with a superior sweeter variety of the hazelnut, the Duchilly hazelnut. Grown in the shadow of the North Cascades in the fertile soil of the Nooksack River Valley, ours is a sweeter more thinly skinned variety of the hazelnut without the bitter skin of the more common round variety.
Holmquist Hazelnut Orchards, nestled in the heart of Whatcom County is one of the largest producing hazelnut orchards in the state of Washington. Our orchard is located 20 miles north of Bellingham Washington next to the Canadian border, just a short drive from the Dutch community of Lynden.
We invite you to visit our farm and see our beautiful orchard. Stop at our gift shop and try a sample of our great tasting nuts. Please call for farm store hours prior to giving us a visit.
Taking advantage of the rich soil and mild weather of the Pacific Northwest, John Victor Holmquist and his son, Anton, planted our first orchard in 1928. Five generations later, the Holmquist family is proud to continue taking pride in offering the finest quality hazelnuts. Our family specializes in the sweet-tasting DuChilly Hazelnuts, as seen in the renowned Food and Wine magazine. Our unique and traditional method of processing gives a sophisticated taste like no other. . .
Much of our success is due to the DuChilly hazelnut, a sweeter variety of hazelnut, without the bitter skin than the more common round variety. Although harvesting and processing of our nuts has become a lot more sophisticated over the last 50 years, one thing has always remained the same, a quality and freshness of product that speaks for itself.