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% sustainable. 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, and we utilize cover cropping in the alleys to minimize weeds and revitalize the soil.