Hop Head Farms: Open House

Ever feel like so much is happening around you that you just can’t keep up? That has been the brewing community around me lately. So much is happening it is hard to be every where at one time. It has been a while since I was last up at Hop Head Farms. In the eternity…

Garden

Here we go with the status report for my garden this year. The drought last year was horrible. We did get some production out of the garden but the heat just wouldn’t let up and our plants did not fare well at all. This year is a polar opposite. We have had steady rain and…

Expansion: Hop Head Farms

Progress like this is a beautiful thing. This was a hot day. Not unexpected in Michigan during the summer, But still it was toasty. To see the building crew pushing through to get this build out finished, you gotta admire the dedication. The oast build out at Hop Head Farms in Hickory Corners is moving…

Bank St. Farmer’s Market

I know I skipped my normal Friday post this week, but I had good reason for doing so. June 1st fell on a Saturday this year. June is the month where the Bank Street Farmer’s Market in Kalamazoo Michigan, moves into full swing. From June through October the market will be open three days a…

Building the Oast (Hop Head Farms)

Hop Head Farms has been busy not only getting ready for this coming growing season but also with expansion. Back in February we took a look at the hop field expansion. This expansion will be taking their growing space from 15 acres to 30 acres. Their next big project is the buildout on their German…

Hop Head Farms Gearing up

I spent some time at Hop Head Farms earlier today.  You gotta love having a hop farm pretty much in your back yard.  The objective today was to do some sampling of the tester/ experimental beers I had brewed with their hops not too long ago.  Of course I took the opportunity to check out…

Hop Head Farms Processing

I got to spend some time at Hop Head Farms again recently.  This time was spent watching Griselda Wolfenstein do what it does best; process hops.  Aside from being a great place for hops, the Steinmans planned to make their farm a processing center for other area hop growers.  This is a great advantage to…