Spring at the farm is off to a great start, all the recent moisture has really pushed the hops into high gear. It is also great for the pastures creating rich green grass the cows love. The hops are on their third year and we are looking forward to focusing on cone production. The past two years we have really focused on root growth and plant establishment. Now that they are established, we can focus on shoot development that leads to cone production. In the photo you can see how abundant the new hop shoots are, this is a great indicator that the plant has an extensive well developed root system to support aggressive growth. We will be pruning off these initial shoot tips and cook them up at the restaurant. Chef Loui has already pickled some yum! The shoots that emerge after pruning will be more aggressive and yield more cones.
If you haven’t yet visit the NEW CHUBurger fast Casual Oskar Blues Burger Joint located at 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd. open 10am – 9pm everyday. It’s an outstanding place that pays tribute to the Hops and Heifers Farm by serving all natural Angus Beef and Berkshire pork burgers and more! Farmer Geoff reccomends the Berk Berger on Country Toast the Broccoli Slaw and a G’Knight Imperial Red IPA, BOOM!
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