The Hop Yard

The Hop Yard

We are a small-scale hop yard located in the Root River Valley of Southeastern Minnesota. Planted in certified organic grounds, our ¼ acre hop yard has two primary varieties: Cascade and Newport. We also maintain a test row with five additional varieties that we are observing for potential expansion: Chinook, Fuggle, Mt. Hood, Nugget, and Willamette.

Our dedication to sustainable farming practices is evident in our hop yard. Our methods are 100% organic. We do not use sprays, fertilizers, or pest deterrents that threaten the natural balance of our local ecosystem. We built our yard using cedar posts harvested from our woods, free-range chickens help with fertilizing and pest control, and we utilize cover cropping in the alleys to minimize weeds and revitalize the soil.



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Hops 2014-2016