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 GlobalG.A.P. certified, 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 and hot new experimentals to 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 without compromise. By implementing advanced irrigation technology and regenerative growing practices, we maximize the quality and consistency that you need, year after year.
Harvest Fresh Pellets®. Another first from Roy Farms.
The potential was ripe for the picking. And we made it happen. 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 natural characteristics to maintain 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 bag.
Solar powered pellets. A bright idea.
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. Innovations like this help drive growth, but most importantly, they change the landscape of agriculture.
A solid partnership with merchants.
Roy Farms also packs and ships directly to domestic and international merchants. Building strong relationships with our customers allows us to stay up-to-date with changing demands and shifting standards. This is an opportunity for us to stay ahead of curve.