THE MOXEE DIRT DIARIES ...

Welcome to the Moxee dirt diaries. We feel it is important to share our experiences with our customers, friends, and anybody interested in what we are up to. We hope you enjoy our stories and please stay as long as you want. Thank you!

At the End is the Beginning
September 26, 2016

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.

Hangin’ Tough
September 22, 2016
 
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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...

Root to Bine
September 19, 2016
 
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Watch our hop bines grow from the ground up in this quick time-lapse video.

Ever wanted to become a Hop Master?
September 16, 2016
 
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You must learn to do this first; once you master this skill…your training can begin. Good luck, young ones. (Hand Model: Michael Roy, Lupulin Master in Training)

Blinded By the Light
September 16, 2016

While we can’t clear up Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics for you(—but really what DOES he say after that?), we can shine some light on those shiny foil strips that you see lining the rows of apple orchards these days. At Roy Farms, we use reflective foil to ensure the light bounces up and “colors” the bottom of the apple, for a full 360 degree rosy hue that we know you love! (Photo: Roy Farm’s Jazz™ apples coloring up.)
 
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Sneaking A "Pekko"
September 8, 2016

Sneaking a quick peek at our Pekko™ cones before they are harvested.

How We Harvest
September 1, 2016

At Roy Farms, harvest isn’t just about the quality of the hops—it’s about the quality of the people that make it possible. From premium quality people come premium quality hops.

We really could use "smell-a-vision" here…
August 26, 2016

Centennial hop aroma is a vibrant lemon-lime with a slight floral note on the finish.

It’s that time again….
August 26, 2016

We have checked and re-check our crop… Harvest starts now!
Cascade hop aroma is so much more than a generic “citrus’…
With a HUGE orange and grapefruit nose and a slight hint of resinous pine.

Apple Fact #1
August 25, 2016

Did you know apples help keep you awake? The slow release of vitamins and natural glucose can help keep you more alert during that afternoon lull or morning wake up. Ditch the fancy energy drink and grab a crunchy apple instead! For more information, check out this great article that we found: http://haveanamasteblog.com/2011/08/apples-vs-caffeine-how-apples-can-he...

Vision Statement

To consistently improve agriculture for the good of all stakeholders, without compromise

Guiding Principles

  • Human and Food Safety
  • Community and Environmental Stewardship
  • Employee Empowerment, Innovation and Creativity

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