Friday, October 19, 2012

Plant Catalog Update

If you're on our catalog email list, you should already have seen this little note from If you want us to add you to the list, just send an email to that address!

Hello Folks,


As those of you in neighboring states should already know, the Hazel Maze at Badgersett Farm is now open, and will be on weekends through the end of October. We now have a Facebook page with the most recent pictures and status updates for the maze. Check it out and Like us at:

The hazel and chestnut harvests are in, and hickory-pecan harvest is nearly finished. With the seed in, we've updated our plant catalogs for 2013 orders. The largest changes are to the NeoHybrid Hazel catalog, where we now have a little bit of a buying guide.

MACHINE PICKED hazels are now a larger part of the catalog. 2012 marks the second year that we've harvested nuts for both eating and seed by machine. It's clear: this works well enough that machine harvest with this style of picker is definitely going to be a major direction for industry development. Also, in most cases it is already substantially less work to harvest by machine, even in our patchy research-oriented plantings.

For several reasons:
- The earlier you place your order, the more likely you will be to get your plant order on the date requested without substitutions.
- Ordering now locks in your selection, and protects against price increases.
- The catalog is getting more complex, and we may be removing some of the less popular options within the next few months.
- Large orders placed now allow us to prioritize seed processing and handling in order to allow us to deliver as close to the requested date as possible.
- Large orders (over $1,000) can pay 50% now to reserve your place in the shipping queue. If you are able to complete payment by March 1, we will still apply the 5% early payment discount.

The newest plant catalog links are available at

As always, check for the latest news and plant availability at

--> And don't forget, the holidays are coming soon- order your Chestnuts for stuffing or roasting before they run out!

Good Growing,
From the Folks at Badgersett Research

p.s. Interested in buying seed? It's not in the catalogs yet, but since our seed harvest has been increasing, we are intending to again offer hazel and chestnut seed for sale, possibly as early as late 2012. Select and hickory seed will still be unavailable due to limited supply.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hazel Maze on Facebook-

Trying to keep up with the times!

The Hazel Maze now has its own Facebook page; where we can post updates and let folks know exactly what's going on every weekend.

Give us a Like!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hazel Maze and Pick-Your-Own Chestnuts!

A long time in the making, we are now ready to open our Amazing Hazel Maze for the month of October. The season has been good enough for our chestnuts that we have some available for pick-your-own for the first time as well- definitely exciting to pick that food out of the leaves on the ground!

Below is the note we just sent out to our email list. For directions, check the "About Badgersett" page on the main web site
We hope to see you here, and we'll post more details here as we can.

This Sunday October 7, and the remaining Saturdays and Sundays in October, from 1PM-5PM.

Hello folks,

This is a quick note going out to our "nearby" friends from us here at Badgersett– this Sunday we will be opening our hazel maze for the first time, and we'll have pick-your-own chestnuts available for the first time ever as well!  The maze will be open for the rest of the weekends in October, but chestnut harvest is tapering off and they are likely to be harder to get, and maybe unavailable, later on.
Our half-acre maze is fun for the whole family- plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, and room for the kids to run around as well!  Once you've been fully a-mazed, spend some time touring the farm or picking up your own chestnuts.
Admission is $8, $5 for children 10 and under. If you've got volunteer credit, that can be used for half of the fee.