« on: July 11, 2010, 10:57:52 AM »
Yep, my Local Neighborhood Hop Farm! Last week, I visited Ploughmonday, a small scale organic hop farm about 3 miles from my house. He's growing Chinook, Cascade, Fuggles, and Magnum, all completely organic. It's pretty much a one man operation, with a few occasional hired workers. Looks like a HUGE amount of effort, but fortunately he's a young guy. He's in the process of constructing a dryer for this fall's crop. I hope that he'll do internet sales....he really wants to sell directly to homebrewers and I'm trying to convince him that's the way to go. I'll keep everyone informed of his progress and post a few pics this week sometime. It's really cool to have a source of organic hops so near by, but if I had ever considered having a hop farm, seeing what it takes has definitely made me change my mind!