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By Aliya Hall
Staff Reporter 

Trufflebert Farm

Finding a niche through organic hazelnuts


August 8, 2019

Aliya Hall

In Trufflebert Farm's 10th season, Ken Corricello had read that award-winning chef Charlie Trotter was opening a new restaurant in Chicago. Corricello decided to send him a large sampling of nuts with a note, and two weeks later, on Corricello's birthday, Trotter called.

"I thought they were pulling my leg," he said, "but it was Charlie and he said, 'These are like a gift from God; how did you ever find me?'"

That night, Corricello's hazelnuts made the menu and Trufflebert Farm found their niche: Supplying the finest organic hazelnuts to high-end restaurants.

Corricello owns the farm with h...

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