About the Farm
Morrie and Mary Dieleman, along with their son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Mandy began planning a hop yard two years ago as a retirement investment with their family. The first nine months was quite the journey as they spent time taking classes, researching, developing a business plan, purchasing land, obtaining permits, and creating a fully solar powered system.
In April of 2014 they started farming, tilling the land, clearing it, and having 3 acres of trellis built along with the barn and well. They planted 2000 plants in June and began the true learning process.
This April the family brought the WOLF - harvester and planning an 8 acre expansion. They also continued to learn with workshops, conferences, and visits with other hop growers. They also just visited the John I Haas hop production facilities in Yakima Valley WA. They are one of the largest processors/sellers of hop in the world.
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