Our Hop Farm

February 14th, 2014 Posted by Hops 0 thoughts on “Our Hop Farm”

Orange County Hops is a new hop farm in Orange county NY. We welcome your visit and encourage you to follow our story here.  Although we are currently under construction, we intend to have our hops fully planted and growing by May of 2014. This is no small task, but we are making progress on the infrastructure and will have our first 1.5 acre hop yard ready for planting as soon as the weather permits.

Hop Yard 1

Hop Yard 1

We are deeply indebted to all our family, friends, neighbors, and partners who have helped us get our hop farm off the ground. 18 feet off the ground to be precise.  Our yard construction updates can be found under the menu All About Hops  on this site. Alva provides the photos, Jim provides the heavy equipment, Papa provides the funding, Justin provides the expert advice, and BJ, Ray, Dan, and Shane provide the muscle. Of course we have a bit of comic relief from Uncle Buck and Pineapple Larry now and then. Without the help, love and support of all of you we would still be thinking about the hop farm instead of building it. We are eternally grateful to all for what’s hoppening!

If you are a hop farmer or someone interested in hop farming we would be happy to talk to you about the process.We can be reached by email here: orangecountyhops@gmail.com

If you also are hop farming in the Hudson Valley, leave your link and I will post it on this sight.

We are planning on planting over 1100 new hop plants this spring consisting of Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook. Please check in regularly to monitor our progress.

Once again, thanks for visiting and keep in touch!

-Papi

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