This past week I was fortunate enough to get to visit with Tim Manchego from Pompey Mountain Hops Farm in Pompey New York. I found this after an article in the local news paper about Tim’s operation ran and was brought to my attention. Initially, I wanted to get up there during hops harvest to get some nice hops shots, but because of my personal schedule, I wasn’t able to get up there in time.
I spoke with Tim for over an hour and learned a lot about his operation. This past year he harvested 600lbs of hops! Some of them were pellets and others were sold as whole leaf hops. Tim offers a fall “you pick’em” special for $5 a bucket full of fresh hops.
This past year he built an oast out of a greenhouse that he is able to haul from the farm to his house for winter storage. Tim has a pelletizer that allows him to offer pellet hops of all varieties.
He indicated what I have heard a lot about hops in New York, the C letter hops grow best in NYS. His Cascade, centennial and Chinook all grew the best on his farm.
This spring I am going to go visit with Tim to see how he gets the trellis’ setup and treats the sprouts.
Special thanks to Tim, I personally picked up 3lbs of cascade that I broke up and vacuumed sealed in smaller packs. Should make for a productive winter!