After a below average world hop harvest in 2016, FVHF’s began operations to construct a 130 acre (52 hectares) hops field. Supplying hop products is increasingly becoming a critical bottleneck in the craft beer industry.
Craft beer breweries continue to surge in nations such as China, the USA, Brazil, Canada and Russia. The farm was founded in 2016 as a solution to the world hops shortage. The Fraser Valley area is located on the 49th parallel, which is the best growing conditions for hops. In the past, hop farms thrived in the area as stated in a recent CBC News Article.
Our hops are are grown throughout the annual cropping region of Agassiz, British Columbia. We’re a supplier of hops to both local and international breweries.
The farm currently has 46 acres fully constructed, planted and producing acres for 2018. Currently growing 7 different hop varieties such as: Cascade, Trippe Perle, Centennial, Cashmere, Sterling, Tahoma and Chinook. 2018 will be our very first harvest year! The plants themselves are grown by GreenFlora, a nursery / greenhouse located in Abbotsford. This gives FVHFs an advantage, as the plants are already over 1 year old when placed in the soil.
A Passion For Growing Hops
Our staff consists of tractor operators, pole pounders, planters, wire attachments and tying string. It’s never a dull moment at the hops farm with our 5-8 full time farming staff.
We’re constantly growing and looking at how to optimize every single aspect of the farm by understanding our environment. This maintains constancy and helps our hops to be the very best quality for brew masters. Our farm keep’s an eye on: Temperature, humidity, light intensity, air and soil humidity and more.
Meet The Crew!
40 Years Hops Growing Experience | Rick Knight
Rick Knight of Knight Hop Consulting is a legend in the BC hops culture. As a 40 year old hops venter n, he adds considerable value to Fraser Valley Hop Farms. He’s well known as the long-time foreman at the last of BC’s original hop farms. Rick is a member of the BC Hops Growing Association with a formidable past track and experience in the industry. Rick has been working very closely with Fraser Valley Hop Farms Inc to oversee the infrastructure, planting and harvesting of all hop varieties. His wealth of experience and passion has cultivated an invaluable asset to the company. Learn More About Rick Knight!
We’re focused on providing premium quality hops and uncompromising service. Our team is driven by a profound appreciation for our natural resources and a heartfelt respect for the communities and customers we serve. Together, this creates a culture of continuous improvement centered on sustain-ably produced, innovative hop products for beer.
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In honor of beer’s agricultural root, BC Hops are grown here.
We take pride in sharing the success our brew masters experience with our high quality hops grown. Innovative farming techniques past down from generation to generation combined with today’s technology has optimized annual yields.
State-of-the-art hops production located On Sea Bird Island, has demonstrate an unparalleled commitment to continuous improvement and sustainability. Everyone at Fraser Valley Hop Farms is dedicated to being an active and independent contributor. This foundation does not only benefit our breweries but also our employee’s, partners and associated members.