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!

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!

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'll encounter an opportunity to buy a once in a lifetime t-shirt at the end.) Thanks, Rooted Yakima Valley!

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!

National Apple Month
October 4, 2016
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

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

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

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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