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Spring Comes Early To Rogue Farms

Forget about the calendar or what the groundhog told you. Spring has arrived at Rogue Farms.

First Bines Feb 23, 9 27 16 AM

Those small purplish sprouts are this year’s crop of hop bines just emerging from the soil. An inch tall at most, you’d never see them if you’re weren’t looking for them.

This is about two weeks earlier than usual, which says something about how unusually warm its been here this winter. January was two degrees warmer than normal. But February? So far this month, temperatures have been more than five degrees above average.

We’re seeing signs of an early spring everywhere around the farm, including our Prickless Marionberries…

Marionberries Feb 23, 9 37 06 AM

The growth of new buds on our marionberry plants is great news. They’re doing well despite being damaged during the floods in December.

…and in the Revolution Garden.

Woodruff Feb 23, 11 45 10 AM

Woodruff. This plant makes a wonderful syrup that can be used to flavor beer.

Orris Iris Feb 23, 11 46 33 AM

Irises. We harvest the rhizomes, better known as Orris Root.

Angelica Feb 23, 11 50 51 AM

Angelica. We harvest and dry the roots to flavor Rogue Spirits Spruce and Pink Spruce Gin.

In our neighbor’s cherry orchards, the first buds of the season are appearing.

Cherries Feb 23, 9 34 40 AM

So whether you’re on the West Coast wondering what happened to El Niño, or further east trying to survive another blizzard, hope is on the way.

The season of growing beers and spirits has begun at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon. Spring is here, and will soon be coming to your town.

Join us at Rogue Farms for another year of growing beers, spirits, ciders and sodas from Ground To Glass.

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. As a botanist wanna be, I just love your pictures of the beginning life of your
    crops along with the bee info. Thank you, Dianne Bingaman

    February 25, 2016
    • Thanks Dianne,

      Have you visited us at the farm yet? If not, we hope you make it out here some day.

      Rogue Farms

      February 25, 2016
  2. Don Patton #

    My Perles and Northern Brewers are popping up in parallel with yours in Independence. Ours are on the Coast (Oregon) near Yachats. Hop(e) the night salt air doesn’t get them again and get into our fresh hop brew.

    February 26, 2016
    • Growing hops on the Coast? You sound like a guy who’s not afraid of a challenge. We hope this is a good year for your hops!

      Rogue Farms

      February 26, 2016

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