The Moxee Dirt Diaries

Roy Farms
Roy Farms
It’s In Our Blood!

July 27, 2012

Emma Roy looking at a Cascade hop vine... Lester & Emma Roy along with their children (Leslie, Jerry, Janet, Mark, Jim, Lori & Karen) literally poured blood sweat and tears into what is now Roy Farms, Inc. At the age of 82 Emma is still deeply connected to the farm!

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Sorting…

July 26, 2012

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1st Idle…

July 22, 2012

Our first idle hop field bean crop is coming along nicely!

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Rain Rain Go Away!

July 13, 2012

It's cherry season and the nemesis of cherry growers this time of year is RAIN... Excessive rainfall can cause splitting in our mature cherries, as the ripe cherries absorb more water than their skins can stretch. In our attempt to protect our fruit, we hire helicopter pilots to be on standby. They can be in the air within minutes after a rain event and hover 10' over the trees to dry off the fruit. We also send in our army of ground sprayers to help with the drying process. Depending on the amount and duration of the rain event, we usually don't harvest that day. Rain is usually welcomed here in Eastern Washington, but can be the "pits" for us cherry growers, if it comes at the wrong time. Again we are at the whim of Mother Nature...

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Big Beautiful Berries!

July 13, 2012

We're just starting our first blueberry harvest! Little hands can only hold three & can't stop eating them :) Enjoy the sunny weather & have a wonderful weekend!!!

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