In honor of beer's agricultural roots and our amazing growers, we like to say that "great beer grows here." Each of our family-owned hop farms are as unique as the varieties they cultivate, and we take pride in being able to share their stories and tell the history of their farms. From their innovative farming techniques, to their newly expanded/updated, state-of-the-art production facilities, our growers consistently demonstrate an unparalleled commitment to continuous improvement and sustainability within the hop industry. They are dedicated to their craft and take pride in being an active component of the brewing industry as well. This direct connection to the farm not only benefits you as a brewer, but also allows us at YCH to proactively manage acreage and harvest quality based on your brewing needs. By getting to know our growers, we hope you'll feel better connected to our farms and the fields from which your hops come. It's no secret to us that quality begins in the field, and that it is our owners’ rich hop farming heritage that provides YCH with an invaluable foundation of knowledge for delivering the highest quality products, processes, and service.
C and C Hop Farms
- Year Founded: 1911
- Location: Moxee, Washington
- Family Owned By: Robert Charron and Cindy Charron-Houser
- Varieties Grown: Bravo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra®, Cluster, Galena, Mosaic®, Simcoe®
- Farm Certifications: USDA GAP
- Recent Investments: New picking machine; new kiln, cooling room and baling room in planning.
We love everything about growing hops—from the color, the aroma and having the satisfaction of producing a quality product.
Originally from Quebec, Canada, the Charron family settled into a new home within the Moxee Valley during the early 1900s. In 1911, Leon Charron Sr. began drilling a 1300 foot well, where he discovered enough water to supply not only his own family homestead, but the rest of the town as well. Because of this significant discovery, farming flourished throughout the valley and growing hops quickly became an integral component of the town of Moxee, including within the Charron family. Leon’s son, Sebastian, carried on the tradition of family farming in 1942 by planting 20 acres of his own, including hops and other various crops. Hop farming was soon the main focus on the farm and by 1981, Sebastian had formally established C & C Hop Farms with his son, Bob, and daughter, Cindy. Upon marrying Cindy, Keith Houser also joined the family farm, and became heavily involved in the growing operations and later, a Yakima Chief – Hopunion board member.
Today, C & C Hop Farms is a reputable fourth generation family farm that takes great pride in their rich heritage and production of high quality hops. They strive to stay current with brewers’ needs by growing different varieties, including Cascade, Chinook, Citra®, Galena, Mosaic® and Simcoe®. C & C Hop Farms has received highly respected awards including MillerCoors Hop Grower of the Year in 2009, 2012 and 2014. They were also the recipient of the 2015 Hop Quality Group Cascade Cup. As pioneers in the industry, YCH HOPS is proud to feature C & C Hop Farms as part of our ownership and elite hop farming team.
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