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Craft Grown Hops From Central Oregon

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Redmond Oregon, Est. 2015

Planning a Hop Yard

Planning a hop yard is by no means an exact science as proven by the thousands of questions posted online and the dozen or so acceprted referece sources that are online - all offering slightly different approcahes. Here we will track our initial ideas for trellis design, irrigation, filed prep and report on what worked and quite frankly what failed....

16 January 2016

Delivering a quality fresh hop to market requires accurate care during the growing season.

Posted in Hops on the bine, Planning a Hop Yard

The secret to success rests in your ability to precisely meter, control and deliver nutrients and pest control solutions.

Last season we spent a great deal of time studying the impact that our fertigation plan had on our hops (based on soil analysis) a task made immeasurably easier thanks to our Dosatron International - USA, North and Central America and its ability to precisely control the delivery of nutrients direct to our root system.  What we lacked was a similarly robust and accurate method for applying foliar applications to the above ground bio-mass.

17 April 2015

Small scale hop farm partnering for large scale sustainable success

Posted in Hops To Your Health, Planning a Hop Yard

If our kids cant play in it than you shouldn't be drinking something that was grown in it!

 If our kids cant play in it than you shouldn't be drinking something that was grown in it!
At Cascade Hop Farm we are obsessed with finding smarter, economically friendlier and more sustainable ways to develop small scale family run hop farms. We believe that small scale hop farming is and will continue to revolutionize the hop growing industry in this country and ultimately play a major role in how

05 March 2015

Sustainability by design - Building The Bachelor Yard at Cascade Hop Farm

Posted in Planning a Hop Yard

The Bachelor Yard at Cascade Hop Farm - A more sustainable less environmentally impactful hop farm

Sustainability by design - Building The Bachelor Yard at Cascade Hop Farm
Were doing things a bit different in The Bachelor Yard at Cascade Hop Farm - the goal being a more sustainable less environmentally impactful hop farm. To do this...

03 March 2015

Filtering Our Water with a Flowguard Sand Media Filter

Posted in Planning a Hop Yard

Purifying surface water for use in Hop farm drip irrigation system

Filtering Our Water with a Flowguard Sand Media Filter
At Cascade Hop Farm we've been blessed with access to an incredible water source, the Cascade Mountains by way of Tumalo irrigation district.  Our water collects in a mountain lake and is fed via rock lined canal to our farm where it's diverted into a holding pond adjacent to CHF-1 (affectionately known as the Bachelor Yard). However, ...

24 February 2015

Selecting the right trellis height for a one acre hop yard

Posted in Planning a Hop Yard

Selecting the right trellis height for a one acre hop yard
Over the past year I've read countless articles on this topic and I am yet to find one that takes all of the guess work out of this equation - so this is obviously not a one size fits all type of project.  With that said, I thought that explaining some of the factors that I looked at before arriving at our current hop pole layout might prove helpful...

20 February 2015

Pre-planting soil sample results are back

Posted in Planning a Hop Yard

Pre-planting soil sample results are back
Soil analysis is back from the lab and at face value I'm pleased with the results. So how do we in Central Oregon compare to Oregons Hop more established hop growing regions? Read on!

05 February 2015

Testing the soil at Cascade Hop Farm

Posted in Planning a Hop Yard

Searching for a soil nutrient baseline for new hop planting

Testing the soil at Cascade Hop Farm
The Ag Man was in the hop yard today taking soil samples to provide recommendations for pre planting soil preparation and fertilization.

10 December 2014

Hops planned for the new trellis in 2015

Posted in Hops on the bine, Planning a Hop Yard

Selecting hops for a first year hop farm

Hops planned for the new trellis in 2015
We've decided to start with three varieties of Hops for our initial planting, two are current staples and the third is a solid performer that has been trending well lately.
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      Redmond, Or. 97756

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      Tumalo, Or. 97702

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