This is the first installment of my video project following the craft beer boom in New York state. Legislation passed last summer gives breweries incentive to purchase ingredients like hops from local farms. Dave started growing hops on his family’s farm in Utica, NY last year and is planning to expand the yard this spring. Feeling confident that Upstate New York’s craft beer scene will continue growing, he’s hoping it will create a new market for hops needed by local breweries.
Dave has just started his second growing season and is looking to produce a larger harvest this year. I’ll be following his progress throughout the next few months with more video to come. (More info here)