Monday, March 14, 2016
By sourcing Salmon-Safe hops, leading craft brewers are helping to transform agriculture in the Willamette and Yakima valleys, two key wild salmon watersheds that are the source of 90 percent of US hops.
Craft Breweries Leading a Movement
Acclaimed Northwest and national brewers are building the market for hops grown in an ecologically sustainable manner by sourcing Salmon-Safe certified Yakima and Willamette Valley hops.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Just in time for the holidays we've wrapped up vineyard site assessment season and now we're adding to the Salmon-Safe wine list. Since 1997, we've joined with our collaborating certification organizations LIVE and Oregon Tilth to certify 350+ Salmon-Safe vineyards.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Demeter, the U.S. certifier for Biodynamic® agriculture and products, today joined with Salmon-Safe, one of the nation’s leading regional eco-labels, in a new partnership to enhance water quality protection and wildlife habitat restoration on Biodynamic farms. The collaboration was announced to an audience of Biodynamic growers at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
In celebration of the US Hops Convention in Portland from January 21-24, Salmon-Safe convened a panel of leading regional and national craft brewers to discuss supply chain sustainability and how hop certification is inspiring a new movement towards water quality and watershed restoration in Willamette Valley and Yakima hop growing. This general assembly session of the Hops Convention was Friday, January 24, at the Portland Hilton Executive Tower.
Monday, July 15, 2013
We're lined up at the bar in anticipation of the official rollout of Hopworks Urban Brewery Salmon-Safe IPX, featuring certified hops from our two pioneering hops growers, Goschie Farms and Roy Farms, in the Willamette and Yakima respectively. The dedication is at 5pm this Tuesday at Hopworks, 2944 SE Powell Blvd.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Salmon-Safe today released a mid-stream update to our farm standards that primarily incorporates expanded content related to landscape-level biodiversity conservation and a revised list of "High Hazard" pesticides that are restricted for use on certified farms. The updated document also contains significant content related to harmonizing program requirements with our Salmon-Safe BC affiliate.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Salmon-Safe today released a mid-stream update to our farm standards that primarily incorporates expanded content related to landscape-level biodiversity conservation and a revised list of "High Risk" pesticides that are restricted for use on certified farms. The updated document also contains significant content related to harmonizing program requirements with our Salmon-Safe BC affiliate.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Roy Farms, a family-owned diversified farming operation in Moxee, Washington, has become the first Yakima hop grower certified for protection of water quality, water conservation, and other farming practices to protect the local watershed. Roy Farms also was one of the first Yakima Valley farms to seek Salmon-Safe certification through a pilot project utilizing a new quantitative tool to test pest management ecological impacts. The farm achieved Salmon-Safe certification on organic parcels totaling 150-acres.