Roy Farms, Inc., a
century old farm in the Moxee area, is the first in Washington State to receive
the Salmon-Safe Certification, which is one of the nation’s leading eco labels.
certification awarded to its organic hop acreage makes this section of Roy
Farms part of more than 60,000 acres of farm and urban lands with this official
recognition in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia.
involved approximately 150 acres of organic hops, which underwent a rigorous
study conducted by Agroecology Northwest.
Roy Farms takes
great pride in developing and implementing new farm technology, which helps
evaluate new market opportunities and investment decisions. Organic
agriculture continues to be one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture
in the U.S. There is a high demand for value-added hops by our brewer
customers, who choose to only brew with quality ingredients from sustainable
Roy Farms maintains
sustainable farming practices including preserving and improving soil health,
protecting water quality, and reducing the impact on wildlife in its fields.
Our drive is to
operate progressively by developing programs that meet or exceed third party
certification for auditing agencies, such as Salmon-Safe.
For more information, visit the Salmon-Safe blog.
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