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THE MOXEE DIRT DIARIES ...
An abandon coyote pup, found in our organic field this morning, was picked up to be cared for & then will be turned back into the wild.
Our Salmon-Safe certified Organic Centennial hops are featured in Hopworks Urban Brewery's Organic IPX Single Hop Series... Cheers!!!
HOPOLOGY 101 Fresh from the Hopworks science lab we bring you our latest creation, Fantastic Voyage Salmon-Safe IPX. Only Salmon-Safe certified Centennial hops from Goschie Farms and Roy Farms are used in this delicious beer. Salmon-Safe growers protect biodiversity on their farms, ensuring healthy rivers so salmon can thrive.
Now picking cherries with blueberries to follow...
Mutiple bines creating their own support system!
Roy Farms is pleased to announce that it is now kosher certified for leaf and pelleted hops through OK Kosher (http://www.ok.org) ...
Customers are increasingly looking for kosher foods and ingredients throughout the brewing industry. Roy Farms is happy to provide consistent high quality hops and hop pellets to breweries and customers worldwide & this includes brewers and consumers looking for kosher beers in their local supermarkets and pubs. (Kosher foods and ingredients follow the principals of Kashrut - Jewish dietary laws.)
In response to growth in the craft market we have been running our new root chopper around the clock for almost 4 months in order to meet the growing demand of our customers. Two well trained and zen like operators have been running this piece of equipment for a combined total of almost 1600 hours... Thank you Rodrigo Ruiz & Rodrigo Romo for having the patience to "run" at .3 miles per hour!!
The process of updating an old irrigation station to modern technology has begun...
ROY FARMS OF YAKIMA IS WASHINGTON'S FIRST SALMON-SAFE CERTIFIED HOPS GROWER
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
Roy Farms, a family-owned diversified farming operation in Moxee, Washington, has become the first Yakima hop grower certified for protection of water quality, water conservation, and other farming practices to protect the local watershed. Roy Farms also was one of the first Yakima Valley farms to seek Salmon-Safe certification through a pilot project utilizing a new quantitative tool to test pest management ecological impacts. The farm achieved Salmon-Safe certification on organic parcels totaling 150-acres. Certified hops from Roy Farms will be featured by leading Northwest craft brewers including Hopworks Urban Brewery.
Roy Farms prides itself in developing and implementing new farm technology across all of its crops: Apples, Blueberries, Cherries as well as both Alpha and Aroma hop varieties. The 2013 Hop Harvest will mark the farm's 106th consecutive hop harvest in the Moxee valley.
Salmon-Safe operates through a network of place-based conservation partners and our Yakima collaborating organization is South Central Washingon Resource Conservation & Development Council.
“Century Old Farm Continues To Set Sustainability Standards”
Roy Farms, Inc. is pleased to announce that we are the first organic hop farm in Washington State to receive Salmon-Safe certification. Salmon-Safe has become one of the nation’s leading regional eco labels with more than 60,000 acres of farm and urban lands certified in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia.
Approximately 150 acres of organic hops underwent a rigorous study conducted by Agroecology Northwest. They report “Roy Farms is an outstanding candidate for Salmon-Safe certification in it’s organic acreage, meeting our required conditions related to integrated pest management, water management, and water quality protection.”
Roy Farms, Inc. maintains sustainable farming practices, which include; preserving and improving soil health, protecting water quality, and reducing the impact on wildlife in our fields. We are aware and concerned with the importance of nurturing an environment that enhances wildlife. Using lower impact pesticides in an integrated pest management program allows diverse predators to survive. Windbreaks and natural vegetation on the boarders and headlands provide habitat for many other types of wildlife and beneficial insects, which form the basis for a complex biosphere on the farm.
It is an honor to receive Salmon-Safe certification of our organic hops. We raise our pints in celebration.
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