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Beer And Spirits Begin In The Dirt

Please indulge us for a moment as we show off some photos of our new “babies.” The planting season at Rogue Farms is almost over and the growing season has just started.


From these small plants – in some cases less than an inch high – will come the ingredients you’ll soon be tasting in a Rogue beer, spirit, cider or soda. This is why we say, beer and spirits begin in the dirt.

Dream Pumpkin sprouts, just a few days old.
Dream Pumpkin sprouts, just a few days old.
The Wigrich corn we’re growing for Rogue bourbon, just two weeks of age, starting to form leaves and tillers.
The Wigrich corn we’re growing for Rogue bourbon, just two weeks of age, starting to form leaves and tillers.
A lady bug on a young chamomile plant in our Revolution Garden.
A lady bug on a young chamomile plant in our Revolution Garden.
Baby coriander. We harvest the seeds for our Spruce and Pink Gin. You know the leaves as cilantro.
Baby coriander. We harvest the seeds for our Spruce and Pink Gin. You know the leaves as cilantro.
Fruit is setting in our trees by the Hop ‘N’ Bed including these tiny apples…
Fruit is setting in our trees by the Hop ‘N’ Bed including these tiny apples…
…and plums. If you’re around when they’re ripe feel free to pick them and bring them home with you, or feed them to our pigs Voo and Doo.
…and plums. If you’re around when they’re ripe feel free to pick them and bring them home with you, or feed them to our pigs Voo and Doo.
McKercher Wheat. The most “grown up” of all of our babies this year.
McKercher Wheat. The most “grown up” of all of our babies this year.

We’ll plant the last of this year’s crops, our Rogue Farms jalapeños, in June.

There’s not much else we can do for our new plantings, except to keep them well watered. But as we get further into the growing season, the more we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. As farmers, we’ve learned to accept these risks.

So come out to Rogue Farms and see for yourself our new farm “babies.” The pictures may be cute, but nothing beats the real thing.

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