Clark Hollow Hops
In 2015 we designed the Pompius Plucker and will be gathering statistics during this year's harvest to develop the official specifications for this unit, which may be entering the portable harvester market in 2016. This unit, while heavy and standing 10' high by 18' long, is portable, all electric, and fully adjustable in order to be able to handle both young and mature hop bines, and cones of varying sizes, features we demanded and did not see in the market so far. Videos of our testing and harvesting with this plucker are on our social media channels !
-the CHH families
Clark Hollow Hops would like to thank the following breweries for using our hops in their awesome beers in 2014. We think you should support them by visiting their fine establishments!
Clark Hollow Hops was founded in 2012. We planted a small plot of Cascade, Newport, Centennial, and Perle in the spring of 2013 on, appropriately, Clark Hollow Road in the Town of Fabius, New York. We fell in love with hop farming, formed our company, and purchased a 5 acre plot of pristine farmland around the corner, also in Fabius, and planted 2 acres of these same varieties in the spring of 2014.
Over the summer and fall of 2015, we are installing our third acre trellis to be planted with Crystal, along with additional Cascade and Centennial.
Our hops are grown as naturally as possible. We use integrated pest management and other non-chemical measures whenever possible to manage the anticipated common hop yard pests and diseases and weeds, while seeking bio-based and organic chemical applications when needed. We continuously consult with more experienced growers both locally and across the country to gain insight into holistic, natural practices for the benefit of our soils and of course our hops.
We look forward to working with hop growers and brewers to provide a steady source of local quality hops, share resources, and educate each other so that New York can be seen as a valuable source for hops within the Northeast and quality beer can be brewed with local ingredients.
We are looking to become a spotlight agritourism destination for the Town of Fabius and for Onondaga County.
- Brian and Erin Bullard
- Shana, Eric, McKenna, and Sidney Johnson
The Clark Hollow Hops, LLC, families
CHH was featured in the centerfold of the final issue of Plank Road Magazine as part of their story on CNY hops.
Copyright 2013-2015 Clark Hollow Hops, LLC
Fabius, New York