2019 Harvest Wrap Up
Skagit Valley Malting has just completed its largest harvest to date! We pulled grain from six local farms in the Skagit Valley, grain from one farm in the Fraser Valley, BC and lastly grain from Goschie Farms in Silverton, Oregon. The total amount has come out to over 3,300 tons, 96% of which was grown within 25 miles of the malthouse.
Harvest is the most important time of the year for our malthouse because it proves each year that we are building a new value-added agricultural system in the Skagit Valley. As we grow we are able to purchase more grain from local farmers, diverting that grain from animal feed to craft beer and whiskey. Each harvest is a chance to improve our community and the long term viability of farming in the Skagit Valley!
More reading material on why farmers grow barley in the value and why it is vital to a high-value farming system.
Varieties of barley and other grains
From the Skagit Valley
Francin Barley - Spring Two Row
Bow Barley - Spring Two Row
Fritz Barley - Spring Two Row
Talisman Barley - Winter Two Row
Pilot Barley - Winter Two Row
Cara Soft White Wheat - Spring Two Row
Red04 Hard Red Wheat - Spring Two Row
Purple Karma Hulless Barley - Spring Six Row
Copeland Organic - Spring Two Row
Full Pint Barley - Spring Two Row
Wint Barley - Winter Two Row
Fraser Organic Barley - Spring Two Row
Black Organic Oats