Hop rhizomes are cuttings taken from a mature hop plant that are used to propagate new baby hop plants. These root cuttings are available in the spring, and can either be potted (most commonly in one gallon pots, then transplanted to field at a later point) or planted directly into your hop garden if it is properly prepared and the threat of frost has subsided.
When are hop vines available?
We sell fresh hop vines on our website during hop harvest (late August – September)
How are your hops packaged?
All hops (wholesale and retail) are packaged in Mylar barrier bags and double-nitrogen flushed with our MTEK-CORRVAC vacuum sealer.
Do you offer farm tours?
Yes, with pre-arrangement we are happy to offer tours of the Oregon hop experience.
Do you offer a comprehensive wholesale list of hop varieties available to craft brewers?
Yes, our wholesale hop list is available by either contacting us by phone 503-982-5166 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, price and availability are subject to change throughout the year.
Is Crosby Hop Farm at all connected with Crosby and Baker?
No, mere coincidence, Crosby and Baker is based on the east coast and is a wholesale distributor of brewing supplies to home-brew shops. We are a 5th generation family hop farm based in Woodburn, Oregon.
How do you market your crop?
Like most hop growers much of our crop is sold through the hop dealer network on long-term futures contracts. Due to the volatility, risk, and significant investment inherent in hop production, long-term contracts are necessary to ensure a stable supply chain. We also sell a portion of our crop direct to craft brewers, micro/nano brewers, brew-shops, and home-brewers.
How are your hops stored?
We have cold storage on the farm where we store all hops at 26F.