We are planting our 3/4 acre hops yard here at Hidden Wonders Farm this spring! We hope to be using 100% of our own hops by the fall of 2016. We will also have packaged whole leaf hops available for sale to home brewers and small breweries in 2017. We will not be certified organic, but will be growing the hops using organic/biodynamic/nutrient-dense practices.
There are 11 varieties in this yard, including:
We will be continuing to grow smaller quantities of the following in our various test beds:
Homestead (wild from Oregon)
Bard (wild from Canterbury, NH)
Barnstead (wild from Barnstead, Nh)
If you are aware of hops growing wild by old foundations or on old farms, please let me know so we can plant them, grow them out and test them for brewing qualities.