« on: July 30, 2013, 12:53:38 PM »
Actually I was thinking more of European hop growing areas, plus my mental picture of Oregon is a cooler version of a rain forest, but I guess the hops grow better in the eastern half of the state.Just got back from visiting (the OBF &) Rogue's hop farm just outside Salem, OR. It was in the 90's. Perhaps back in May they might be damp but right now warm & dry. That's in the Willamette valley. At one time, just after the war, there were 1100 acres growing hops there. Rogue is leasing 40 acres.
Made for a really fun picnic. Would love to go back in a month during harvest.