I recently ordered some cheap Cascade hops for around $10 / pound. They were decent quality at best, not very good. I would only use them in malt oriented beers, and probably won't buy them again. They were from NicoBrew. I am curious if anybody has favorite places for ordering hops, and not because of price, but for flavor and quality. I think this last batch of hops has taught me not to skimp on ingredients. What about good organic hops? Anybody know of any good farms to buy from?
I found some great organic (although not certified) Cascade hops. DeSmet Farms out of Albuquerque, NM are great. They sometimes have Willamette also. I've been to the farm and got to see their care for the plants. I also grew my own and that's a great way to know how high of quality you are using.