Progress Report For Fraser Valley Hop Farms Inc, 2018

Phase 1 |  The Year In Review

The primary business activity of Fraser Valley Hop Farms Inc. is to plant, grow, harvest, process, pelletize and sell hops to the BC craft brewing industry. The Company has successfully completed Phase 1 and on schedule to complete Phase 2 in 2019. See Below Image:

46 Acres Accomplished | Wet Hop Harvest

There are several contributing factors to the farms success such as:
Management & Team leadership, Fiscal Responsibility & Budging Expenses, Strategic Alliances and more.

This year the farm hosted it’s first ever wet hop harvest, which was a raging success.  Craft beer enthusiasts and home brewers from Vancouver to Hope attended the event at Fraser Valley Hop Farms.  In total, approximately 40+ independent home brewers arrived to pick their own hops.  In total approximately over 200lbs of fresh wet hops were sold to the local community.

Brewers could pick their choice of: ​
Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Sterling,Triple Pearl and Tahoma. View Event On Facebook.


Healthy Plants Make For A Healthy Harvest

Initially FVHFs had hoped to have its first large scale harvest in October of 2018.  The decision to wait for 2019 was difficult as the initial infrastructure building expenses/cost would have been fully compensated with a harvest this year (2018).  However, despite having to wait for 2019’s harvest, many milestones have been accomplished at FVHFs.  The farm’s flag ship milestone accomplishment for 2018 is the completion of 46 acre which includes the both infrastructure and 6 planted hop varieties.

Hop plants are at peak maturity in year 2 of being planted.  FVHFs purchases mature 2 year old plants from a local greenhouse located in Abbotsford, making a harvest in 2018 feasible.  However, under the direction of Rick Knight, with over 30+ years in hop growing experience, FVHFs has decided to let it’s hops establish their root structure into strong, high yielding and healthy plants for 2019.

Although this was a difficult decision for the company, it’s absolutely necessary for the plants to establish themselves in their new environment.  To be conservative, anticipated yields for 2019 are 1,500 pounds of dried hops per acre, projected to be sold at an average price of $15.00 – $18.00 per pound.


FVHF’s has evolved it’s 2018 – 2019 business plan to include a wide variety of analytical 3rd party reports, financial reports, SWOT analysis’s, Market Analysis, Hop Varieties We’re Growing and much much more.

To get a copy of the new Fraser Valley Hop Farms 2018 – 2019 Business Plan PDF, please send a message to “” or Contact Us.  A customer service repressive will get back to you with a the 51 page business plan.

At Fraser Valley Hop Farms Inc, it’s important to be strategic.  This starts with not only building a great business great plan, but also updating the plan each year as the company evolves.  More importantly, following the plan and reaching targeted milestone accomplishments.  We’re pleased to announce that all milestones in 2018 have been met and our corporate foundation has been built to last.

Our business plan and internal corporate material is not available online.  Please request access to “” and we’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours.




Statement of Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure 2
Executive Summary 2
Introduction 3
The Problem and our Solution 3
About Us 3
Company Goals/Objectives 4
Keys to Success 4
Market 4
Competition 4
Management Team 5
Key Opportunities & Risks 5
Key Opportunities 5
Key Risks 5
Risk Minimization 5
Financial Summary 6
Key Highlights 6
Funding Requirements 6
Table of Contents 7
1. Business Description 10
1.1 Company Description 10
1.2 Core Values 10
1.3 Goals and Objectives 11
1.4 Critical Success Factors 11
1.5 SWOT Analysis 12
2. Fraser Valley Hop Farm 13
2.1 About Us 13
Introduction 13
49th Parallel 13
The Farm 14
2.2 All About Hops 16
Hop Varieties We Grow / Will Be Growing 16
Where Does FVHFs Buy It’s Plants? 16
Available HOP varieties in 2019 | Provided By Green Flora 17
About Hops 17
Types of Hops 18
Noble, American & English Hops 18
Other Details about Hops 20
Essential Oil Usage 21
Farming 22
Harvesting Hops 23
Annual Outputs 23
2.3 Smart Farming 24
What is smart farming? 24
Partner Dashboard 25
2.4 Our Opportunities 26
Craft Beer Boom 26
Breweries Located In BC 26
The BC Craft Breweries 26
Breweries Set To Open In 2019 27
Existing Breweries In BC | 2017 28
3. The Market 31
3.1 Industry and Market Analysis 31
Overview 31
Hops Are Coming Back To Canada! 31
Market Segmentation 32
Target Market 33
Market Size and Trends 33
Market Potential 33
Market Growth 33
Craft Beer 34
3.1 Competitor Analysis 35
Major Competitors 35
4. Marketing Strategies and Sales 36
4.1 Marketing Objectives 36
4.2 Market Segmentation & Targeting Strategy 36
4.3 Positioning Strategy 37
4.4 Our Strategic Partners 37
4.5 Pricing Strategy 37
4.6 Distribution Channels 37
4.7 Promotion and Advertising Strategy 38
5. Milestones 38
5.1 Milestone Strategy 38
5.2 Milestone Timeline 39
Phase I 39
Phase II 39
6. Management 39
6.1 Management Team 39
Alex Blackwell (Managing Director) 40
Shane Toews (Marketing Director) 40
Teya K. Blackwell (Investor Relations Director) 40
Matt Wassenaar (Field General Manager) 41
6.2 Staffing Levels 41
6.3 Professional Advisors 42
7. Financials 43
7.1 Financial Highlights 43
7.2 Key Performance Indicators – 44
7.3 Start-up Funds 45
7.4 Income Statement 45
7.5 Statement of Cash Flows 47
Next Steps & FSP 48
Learn About Our FSP Program 48
Youtube Video’s 49
Follow Us On Facebook! 49
FVHFs In The News 49
References 50

The Updated 2018 – 2019 Business Plan

The topics covered in the above Table Of Contents gives a clear outline of the in depth topics covered.

If you would like your own copy of the recently released Fraser Valley Hop Farms 2018 – 2019 Business Plan PDF, please send a message to ““. Or message us using the Contact Us Page.

A customer service repressive will get back to you within 24-48 hours.

Brining Hops Back To The Fraser Valley!

CBC News Does Story On FVHFs: In fact, the Fraser Valley used to be the largest hop-growing area in the British Commonwealth and many Stó:lō worked as hop pickers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, providing them with a seasonal income between the summer and fall salmon runs.

Prohibition, tax incentives south of the border and the popularity of low-hop beer caused the B.C. hop industry to dwindle. In 1936, hops sold for $1.98 per pound. By 1996, the price had only increased to $2.98.

But now hops is selling for $15-$20 per pound, thanks to the popularity of craft beer.  Fraser Valley Hop Farms is seeking to capitalize on soaring hops prices, but finding a place to raise the crop in the Lower Mainland isn’t easy. That’s where Seabird Island comes in. Read Full Article Published By CBC Here.