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Protect Our Agritourism Rights! Help us bring in local chefs & feature local farm produce!

In late 2016 Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery, located on a working 20-acre hazelnut farm just East of Newberg, OR, applied for and won agritourism rights in keeping with the statewide mission for supporting small farms by allowing commercial uses that support that farm and other farms. Agritourism is a great way for the interested public to learn more about farms and farm products by experiencing them in person. At our family-owned farm brewery we use our own well water, many fruits grown on the farm itself (filberts a.k.a. hazelnuts, figs, plums, blackberries, hops, etc.) and we also grow delicious, healthy wild yeast from many sources on the farm. What's more, we also get other fruits and ingredients from a variety of local farmers, from barley malt to cherries to hops, rhubarb, kiwi, and peaches, just for starters. Since our founding in 2014 and opening day in May, 2016, we have earned a devoted local following and reputation for quality beers and a warm, inviting, open setting. Our goal is to support our own farmhouse brewery and other local farms by bringing in chefs and food carts from the area who can also make use of use this delicious local bounty, creating foods for tasting with our beers.

Under our permit we were granted a maximum of 18 events per year (72 hours tops each, a.k.a. a weekend) with sensible limits on attendance numbers and adherence to other conditions such as traffic control and noise (i.e. only one event with amplified music will be allowed per year). As a family-friendly and tranquil neighborhood establishment we were proud and excited to launch this program in the late summer and fall.

Now our permit is under appeal from individuals in our neighborhood who have not experienced the brewery, and so we ask for your signature and address to signal your support of agritourism events at Springbrook Hazelnut Farm, where Wolves & People is located. We will never sell your address. We would love to add you to our mailing list if you are not already on it. Thank you! Your name and address will be provided to the Yamhill County Land Use & Planning Board, and Yamhill County Commissioners, who are hearing the appeal. For any additional questions of background information, please feel free to contact us directly. Thank you for supporting small farms and farmhouse breweries wherever you can! 

This petition and signature collection will be completed and submitted no later than 5PM PST on Thursday, January 26th, 2017. Thank you for signing and sharing it with like-minded citizens. Christian DeBenedetti, Founder & Brewer

This petition was delivered to:
  • Yamhill County Dept. of Land Use & Planning
    Ken Friday, Planner
  • Yamhill County Commissioners


    Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery started this petition with a single signature, and won with 1,538 supporters. Start a petition to change something you care about.