On this week’s episode of The Farm Report, Leah Eden interviews Laura Ten Eyck, a hop farmer at Helderberg Hop Farm in upstate New York. Laura tells us about her farm’s introduction to growing hops for commercial production. She describes for us what it takes to plant and harvest hops, as well as the unique needs of a hop plant. This program has been sponsored by White Oak Pastures. Music provided by Obey City.

“One things hops really don’t like is a lot of moisture. They need a lot of water but they not a humid climate.” [6:40]

“A full acre has about a thousand hop plants growing on it.” [16:50]

Laura Ten Eyck on The Farm Report