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!

Azacca™
November 30, 2016

We heard you loud and clear. You want more Azacca ™... For more information on Azacca™ hops, see www.adha.us/varietals/azacca-adha-483.

From Hops to Habitat
November 21, 2016

We are excited to share Oregon Tilth, Inc.'s latest "Getting Tilth-y" episode featuring Salmon-Safe and Roy Farms, Inc. working together to make things better for aquatic biodiversity and redefine the practice of ecologically sustainable agriculture.
Are these hops making you sleepy?
November 17, 2016

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.

Happy Veterans Day
November 11, 2016
CWU Dance Marathon
November 10, 2016

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.

Roy Farms' Fall Favorites
October 27, 2016

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

4 Large Honey Crisp Apples, Sliced Thin
1/4 Cup Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar
2 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbls Water
1 Cup Spelt Flour
1/4 Cup Oats
1/4 Cup Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
1/2 Cup Salted Butter, Melted
 
Start by tossing sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon & water in a large bowl until evenly coated. Arrange the apples in a buttered 9x9 glass baking dish. Combine flour, oats, sugar, salt, cheese & butter in a bow; mix thoroughly. Layer evenly over apples. Do not pack down. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes & let cool for at least 15 min. Cool longer for a crispier crust. Best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream & a few festive sprinkles for the kids.
 
Baking Guru: Elizabeth Roy
National “Make-A-Difference” Day
October 21, 2016

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!

Apple Fact #2
October 13, 2016

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!

Rooted
October 12, 2016

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!

GABF OCT 6-8
October 5, 2016

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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