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2010-2012 NC Hops Project Contributing Farms

Written by Rob Austin. This project was conducted by Rob Austin and Scott King in Soil Science (now Crop and Soil Sciences) and Jeanine Davis in Horticultural Science. It was funded by a GoldenLeaf Foundation grant.

Mountain Farms

Farm Name: Hop’n Blueberry Farm
Owner: Van Burnette
Location: Black Mountain, NC (Buncombe County)
Varieties: Nugget, Chinook, Cascade
Farm Name: Blue Ridge Hops
Owner: Rita Pelczar and John Wright
Location: Marshall, NC (Madison County)
Varieties: Cascade, Nugget, Willamette, Magnum, Fuggle
Farm Name: Winding River Hops
Owner: Stephanie Rowden
Location: Clyde, NC (Haywood County)
Varieties: Glacier, Sterling, Nugget
Farm Name: Echoview Farm
Owner: Julie Jensen
Farm Manager: Stacy Wilson
Location: Weaverville, NC (Buncombe County)
Varieties: Brewers Gold, Sterling, Mt. Hood, Magnum, Willamette, Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Tettnanger
Farm Name: Holmes Brothers Hops
Owner: Ryan and McGregor Holmes
Location: Leicester, NC
Varieties: Cascade, Chinook, Nugget
Farm Name: New River Hops
Owner: Howard E. Covington Jr.
Location: Laurel Springs, NC
Varieties: Cascade, Chinook, Nugget

Piedmont Farms

Farm Name: Battleground Brewers Guild
Owner: Rick Cockcroft
Location: Greensboro, NC (Guilford County)
Link: The Battleground Brewers Guild Hops Project
Varieties: Cascade, Nugget, Centennial, Chinook, MtHood, Perle
Farm Name: Zebulon Hop Yard
Owner: Joe Zonin
Location: Zebulon, NC
Varieties: Nugget, Willamette, Cluster
Farm Name: Durham Hop Yard
Owner: Lauren and Tom Holahan
Location: Durham, NC)
Varieties: Cascade, Chinook, Nugget, Centennial, Sterling, Willamette
Farm Name: Butner Hop Yard
Owner: Terry Suitt & Jeff Szczypinski
Location: Butner, NC (Granville County)
Varieties: Cascade