At Roy Farms, we believe in unearthing potential. For generations it has always started with our people and their ability to innovate. Our hops team has intentionally adapted to changes in the industry by breeding new hops varieties and adjusting growing practices to increase production and consistency without compromise. By investing in the right people to implement advanced irrigation technology and regenerative growing practices, we maximize the quality, flavor and aroma that our customers demand year after year.
Our hops are direct from one source — Roy Farms. We grow, pick, process, pelletize and package our hops to fit your needs, guaranteeing they are kept to the highest standards of quality and traceability every step of the way. Every Roy Farms lot is GLOBALG.A.P., Salmon-Safe and Kosher certified. Harvest Fresh Pellets® are Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified. And as the pioneer of this process we are committed to innovative new ways to enhance the quality of our pellets every year.
We will continue to provide full transparency at the farm to help inspire, teach and grow our talented team. In return, we enable fresh hops ideas, new farming practices and innovative solutions, like our Harvest Fresh Pellets®. Most importantly, we create a meaningful culture to help individuals thrive and deliver the freshest hops in the world.
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 field to pellet in 36 to 48 hours. Dried whole cones are pelletized, bypassing the bailing 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 desired aroma and 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.