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 11 acres of trellis built along with the barn and well. They currently have 11,000 plants and had a good harvest in 2018.
With the purchase of a larger 260 WOLF harvester, they are able to harvest, dry, bale and freeze the hops. PMH contracts with a hop processer for T-90 pellets, nitrogen purged and vacuum sealed 11 lb. bags, boxed and ready for shipping. They also continued to learn with workshops, conferences, and visits with other hop growers. As a grower partner with Great Lakes Hops, PMH has 2 experimental hops being brewed by area brewers with exciting results.
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