Our family homesteaded the farm in 1866. It went out of production in the 1970’s when there was no one left on the farm to manage it. The orchards were bulldozed down and the fields were taken back by nature.
When we moved onto the farm in 1991, the kids were in grade school and it was great living in the country on the family homestead. Even before we moved, we had a dream of putting the farm back into production. It has been a personal journey that has come to fruition. The kids are now grown and have helped and contributed to the resurrection of our family farm. It is truly a family farm that would not be possible without them and the help of our friends.
We chose not to compete with large commercial growers that use fertigation systems, systemic fertilizers, herbicides, picking machines, hammer mills and large pieces of machinery.
We are small, hands on, labor intensive, family owned operation growing superior whole-cone, organic hops.