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The floods that closed Rogue Farms for several days last week are drawing down. The road is now passable, and we’re open for business all week.
Normally, we’d be closed today and Tuesday. But we want to make sure you’re stocked up on beer from our New Year’s Garage Sale for your parties.
What you’ll see when you drive in is a lot of mud in the fields.
The Willamette River crept up another four inches this morning, high enough for us to decide to close Rogue Farms until further notice.
We’d be closed on Christmas Day regardless, so it just made sense to play it safe and wait until the flood waters receded and Wigrich Road is safe to drive.
Once again, Mother Nature has proven to be fickle.
The big winter storm that was threatening to drown Rogue Farms under seven feet of water? It turned out to be a whole lot of nothing. The hops, Dream Rye, Potbellied Pigs and honeybees were never in any danger.
Here’s a photo we took of Wigrich Road when we drove into the farm this morning. Covered in water, but passable.
With more rain on the way, the National Weather Service says minor flooding is likely to continue until the weekend. If you plan on visiting the farm this week, please call us at 503-838-9813 to make sure we’re open.
Winter weather can be tricky, but when you grow beer and spirits in collaboration with Mother Nature, you learn to roll with it.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Rogue Farms of Independence as massive “river of moisture” takes aim at Northwest Oregon. Starting Saturday afternoon, the region will be pounded with as much as foot of rain in just 24 hours.
When water levels in the Willamette River peak on Tuesday evening, our 42-acre hopyard will be buried under seven feet of water.