We're growing more beer and spirits ingredients in the Revolution Garden here at Rogue Farms in Independence, Ore.
A Backyard Revolution
Growing our own ingredients takes a lot of work, but it has its advantages—we get to experiment with a wide variety of fresh, farm-grown ingredients. Since relocating the Revolution Garden to a larger space last year, we’ve been able to expand the types of botanicals, fruits and veggies we grow.
We grow more than 50 different varieties of plants in the Revolution Garden, including Rainier cherry, cucumber, sweet woodruff, wasabi, saffron, kiwi, blueberry, echinacea, asparagus, popcorn, daikon radish, tomato, zucchini, orris, angelica, lavender, bell pepper and much more. Some of these, such as the cucumber and sweet woodruff, are used regularly in our beers and spirits, while others will be used for experimental or one-off brews. This gives us tons of options for our brewers to play around with.
Voo and Doo, Pigs at Large
Our farm mascots, Voo and Doo, have settled nicely into their new digs (literally). Formerly on the eastern edge of the farm, they have been relocated just south of our tasting room, right next to the Revolution Garden. For now, they’re living high off the, well, hog. With more room to move around, they’re much happier in their new pen. Be sure to say hi next time you visit.