Moxee Dirt Diaries ... Hops
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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.
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!
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!
As we end hop harvest this year, we brought in a little bit of our “future” to see how it is done. We think it is important to keep children connected with farming to ensure a bright future in agriculture.
At Roy Farms, we like to be “hands on”. That’s why we sent our Human Resources department out to the picking machine to get a taste of how hard these men and women really work all day, in our First Annual Hop Hanging Contest. See how it turned out...