2014 Hazelnut Harvest

First signs of the 2014 grape harvest is the hazelnut harvest
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Vaccuming up the nuts is a very dusty job
Unloading the hopper on the harvest machine into a trailer pulled by a tractor
When full the nuts will either be sold in bulk for Nutella or processed in many different products from flour to roasted hazelnut snacks
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Hand vacuuming up nuts the machine can't reach
While the hazelnut harvest is in high gear these nebbiolo grapes are slowly ripening, Nebbiolo is the last red grape here to be harvested.

Kind words from down under

A recent costumer, Liz, who along with her friend Debra, publish a travel blog Bagni di Lucca and Beyond. They wrote about Liz’s recent tour with us.
"It is fun to visit places that have been in movies. A recent film starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, called
The Trip to Italy,  began in the Langhe region of Piedmont in the North West of Italy.  There was a particular restaurant that they went to called Trattoria della Posta.  The food looked amazing and we knew a visit was needed."
"We enlisted the help of local experts Robert and Leslie Alexander who run
Travel Langhe specialising in Wine and Food Tours.  Before we tempt you with our fabulous lunch, take a look at Robert’s gorgeous photos of this spectacular part of Italy"
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Thanks Liz for the nice post!