Skagit Valley Malting and Brewing is a private Washington Company focused on the establishment of an incubator program for the purpose of developing a custom malting and brewing industry in Skagit Valley using Skagit grown grains, hops and fresh Skagit water. This project includes the building of a malting and brewing facility with a licensed tasting room operating as “Twisted Beam Brewery” at Bay View Business Park with the equipment required to malt and brew. There will also be a research and testing laboratory malting machine and brewing system run by the company in cooperation with Washington State University researchers to establish the best grain and malting combinations for locally grown grains. The malting and specific grain variety results will be shared with private brewers as part of the promotion of local grain and malted products. This project is designed to attract new brewers and tasting rooms to the Valley in a similar fashion that vintners and winemakers were drawn to Walla Walla, WA. It is also designed to add the custom malting to the micro brewing industry and add value to important rotation crops for our farmers.
Gothberg Farms is situated on 40 acres of flat, fertile, farmland in Bow, Washington. All cheese milk is machine milked, cooled quickly, and processed into cheese. All cheese is totally handcrafted. All moulds are filled by hand, turned by hand, and salted by hand. All wrapping and packaging is by hand, some with hand lettering on the labels. Yes, this is labor intensive but affords quality checks at every turn. The low-tech approach is always favored whenever possible. The variety of cheese produced at Gothberg Farms includes creamy chevre, Gouda, Caerphilly, Feta, Raw Caprino Romano, and Manchego-style cheeses.
Red Barn’s award-winning hard ciders are made and bottled in Skagit Valley. Any Skagit Valley apple grower will tell you that Jonagold apples have the most intense apple flavor. Of all the varieties grown in Washington State, it ranks near the top in acid and sugar content. Local farmers will also tell you that the marine influence of Northern Puget Sound and the rich soils of the Skagit Valley create ideal conditions for growing Jonagolds—arguably the finest on the planet. Red Barn Cider’s Jonagold Heirloom Blend is made from tree-ripened apples, hand picked at peak sugar content. The juice is fermented all winter, and after clearing, is bottled in the spring.
Finn River produces hand-crafted sparkling hard ciders and spirited fruit wines. They are inspired by the allure of the fruit, the ancient history of the craft of fermentation and the lively traditions they now seek to revive.
Note: They use the term “cider” as it is used in Europe and in the blossoming cider revival in the United States, to mean a fermented apple beverage. Some folks call it “hard cider.”
Finn River’s Certified Organic family farm and Cidery is located alongside a restored salmon stream on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The process of creating their products begins in the spring blossoms of organic fields and orchards. Bees work their magic, fruit ripens in the sun and come autumn, when the rain-washed air of the mountains turns crisp, they gather their families and farm crew to harvest and press the fruit. They then ferment it slowly through the chill of winter months and use traditional methods to refine and bottle their select batches.
Corto Olive is part of a family owned group of successful food companies that have been operating in California’s central valley for over 50 years. The most notable of our associated companies is Stanislaus Food Products, California’s premier tomato cannery. Because of this background we benefit from generations of experience and relationships here in California. Our sole focus is to be a consistent and reliable supplier of quality extra virgin olive oil year after year. Corto Olive Oil