We grow, pick, process, pelletize, and package our hops to fit your needs—guaranteeing that they are kept to the highest standards of quality and traceability every step of the way. Every Roy Farms lot is Global G.A.P., Salmon-Safe certified, and Kosher certified. Harvest Fresh Pellets® are Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified.
No Farm-No Beer™
Roy Farms grows several different hop varieties, ranging from high-demand proprietary varieties, hot new experimentals, and an array of organic varieties. Our selection includes: alpha, aroma, super alpha, and dual-purpose varieties. Each variety is offered whole cone or pelleted.
Roy Farms has been growing hops for over a hundred years. We adapt to changes in the industry by planting new varieties and adjusting growing practices to increase production and consistency. By implementing advanced irrigation technology and regenerative growing practices, we can bring you the quality and consistency that you need, year after year
Harvest Fresh Pellets® —Unparalleled Freshness
In 2007, we introduced our Harvest Fresh Pellets® brand. Harvest Fresh Pellets® are converted from vine-fresh to packed pellet
in 36 to 48 hours. Dried whole cones are pelletized, bypassing the baling process entirely. Our process avoids long delays and exposure to the air during storage that can cause oxidation. Harvest Fresh Pellets® preserve the natural characteristics to maintain the vine-fresh quality in an efficient, easily storable package.
First, picked hops are carefully dried in shallow beds at 125°F. Once they cool, hops are pelleted and packed into vacuum-sealed Mylar foil bags. Prior to sealing, our bags are flushed with nitrogen to provide an oxygen-free environment, preserving the harvest fresh aroma. Sealed bags are packed into standard industry boxes and ready for storage. Picked, pelleted, and packaged within 48 hours for unparalleled freshness—every time you open a box.
Solar Powered Pellets
In 2016, we incorporated two large solar panel arrays to provide our customers with 100% solar powered pellets. The system is expected to produce an average of 257,855 kWh per year, more than enough to “net-zero” or offset 100% of the energy consumed during the power-hungry pelleting process.
Direct Farm to Brewer Since 1975
We sell direct to domestic and international brewers. Building strong relationships with our customers allows us to stay up-to-date with changing industry demands, shifting standards, and new trends. We pride ourselves on stellar customer service. Forming ties with our customers directly offers us an opportunity to understand your needs.