Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hop Harvest at Pfeister Pfarms

A quick follow up to last Tuesday’s post about Tim Pfeister’s hop yard in the Town of Algoma. This past weekend, Pfeister, family, and friends – 15 people in all – hand picked the yard clean. The 62 plants harvested took approximately 68 man hours to pick and netted a total of 77 pounds of hops. I can’t confirm this, but that may be the largest harvest of hops in Winnebago County in 125 years. It was an event worth remembering. Here’s a few shots from the Saturday and Sunday harvest.

The hops laid out in panels that form the oast used for drying them.
The oasts loaded with hops being dried.

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