In the News

Taste Maine's Future: The Future of Grain tour stopped by our farm in September 2018

Our hops are part of the LLBean Boots and Brews celebration of Maine craftsmanship.  Fogtown Brewing in Ellsworth used our hops in their Wonderland Acadian Pale Ale. 

We were featured in the 2018 Maine Farms, Maine Farmland Trust's journal.

Grower Resources

Some great resources for those interested in growing hops that we have found to be very useful.

University of Vermont (UVM)

The Hops team at the UVM extension has a wonderful page with ever updating information on all aspects of hops production.  

Northeast Hop Alliance

The Northeast Hops Alliance (NeHA) is associated with Cornell’s cooperative extension, and has a wealth of information available.  

Michigan State University

MSU extension  also has great resources and information for interested growers.   

Finally, the original “bible” of small-scale organic hops production  (the only information available when we started long ago!) is available  on Rebecca Kneen’s Crannog Ales website. 

Our On-farm Research

Since 2011, we have been fortunate to work with a USDA program called  Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), which provides  grants and education to advance innovations in sustainable agriculture.   We have also partnered with the University of Maine to build a small-scale hop baler, and received a Maine Technology (MTI) Seed Grant to fabricate a prototype hop harvester.  

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