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THE MOXEE DIRT DIARIES ...
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Long ago, in the era of folk remedies, in the time spurred old wives tales, hops were used as a common sleep remedy. Insomniac Europeans and sleepy old timers in the West, stuffed pillows with hop cones. Though the homeopathic remedy isn’t proven, hops are still used today in a variety of natural sleep aids. This magical flower isn’t just great at flavoring your favorite pint, but hops are also used a natural remedy to treat sleeplessness, nervousness, infection, and body aches.
Roy Farms proudly sponsored the Central Washington University Dance Marathon, a fundraising event for Yakima Children's Village. Children’s Village provides support and services for children with special healthcare needs and their families. The CWU Dance Marathon successfully raised over $4000 for children like seven-year-old Ethan, pictured below. Thank you to CWU and Children’s Village for letting us be a part of this event.
Baking season is upon us! We’d like to share our recipe for a classic favorite. We like to make it with local ingredients including Roy Farms' Honey Crisp Apples and Cougar Gold® Cheese. Warm up those chilly trick-or-treaters with a bite of Gabby’s Apple Crumble!
Gabby’s Apple Crumble
Get out & volunteer this Saturday for National “Make-A-Difference Day”, one of the largest, single service days, nation-wide. Can’t swing it this Saturday? Good news: There are 364 other days this year that you could choose to volunteer! Pick your favorite charity or non-profit in your community and make a difference!
Did you know that tossing an apple to a woman could be considered a marriage proposal? Throughout history, apples have taken on many symbols in folklore, from temptation to health to love. In Ancient Greece, an apple was considered a token of love and such a public display of gifting was akin to asking a woman to marry you. If she caught the apple, the proposal was accepted. This tradition stems from the story of Eris in Greek Mythology, who tossed a golden apple inscribed, “To the Most Beautiful” into a crowd of vain goddesses at a divine wedding—And you thought fighting over the bouquet got vicious!
Great article featuring our one and only, Mr. Jim Boyd. (Hint: If you read the entire article, you'll not only learn a little bit about Yakima and a little bit about hops...you'll encounter an opportunity to buy a once in a lifetime t-shirt at the end.) Thanks, Rooted Yakima Valley!
This year marks the Great American Beer Festival’s 35th anniversary. The event started in 1982 with just 800 people to taste 47 beers from 24 breweries… This year the GABF sold out in 67 minutes with it’s expanded 60,000-person size! As this photo from the GABF Instagram post shows "hairstyles come and go (and come back again!), but our taste for great American craft beer has only deepened over the decades." Cheers Friends!
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