Tennessee hops?

Old joke: How do you make a million dollars farming?

Answer: Start with two million. (BA dum!)

“Niche farming” is the idea of focusing on one crop, doing it very well, and making a living at the same time. The beer brewing world is currently suffering from a shortage of hops, an essential ingredient in brew. Most American hops come from the Pacific Northwest, but I don’t see any reason why they can’t be grown in Tennessee. Here’s a link to the Hop Growers of America.

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3 Responses to Tennessee hops?

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  2. WJO says:

    A great idea.

  3. tennesseeguy says:

    Want to try growing hops? You can buy them from http://www.northernbrwer.com at (800)681-2739 or http://www.morebeer.com at (800)600-0003. NY Times article on growing hops here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/garden/02garden.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=brewer&st=cse

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