Sheep on a hop yard

This year as part of a SARE grant we’ve organized an trial experiment to bring six sheep from North Star Sheep Farm onto the hop yard to test their ability to manage weeds and defoliate the bottoms of our hop plants. Both of these tasks are currently being...

Downy mildew is on the attack

Southern Maine’s summer started off in June with long stretches of cool soaking wet weather (see here). We then progressed into July, which was filled with long stretches of hot wet weather (see here). These periods of extended moisture have led to the festering...

The Chaos of Spring

March thru May has been another round of controlled chaos. Raised 40,000′ of wire and finished a new 6.5 acre trellis Annual trellis maintenance, twined, trained, fertilized the northern yard Annual trellis maintenance, twined, trained, fertilized the...

Rhizome Sales Closed

We’ve closed out rhizome sales for the Spring 2015 season. We’re excited to be providing root stock to several new farms around the country, and appreciate the business from everyone that placed an order. Looking for rhizome care tips for new growers?...

Wholesale Hop Shoots

Hop Shoots A delicious early spring vegetable. Estimated Harvest + Delivery April 19th – May 10th Orders + Information Geoff@TheHopYard.com Hop shoots are sold in one pound bundles that contain approximately 200 shoots each. Shoots are harvested continuously to...