Hop Growers Alliance Proposes Partnership with Slow Food Russian River

The NorCal Hop Growers Alliance recently proposed a partnership with Slow Food Russian River at the SFRR end of the year wrap up party in Sebastopol. Warm Spring Wind Farm has been working with the Slow Food Apple Core this year to promote Gravenstein apples and help with the community apple press project. http://www.slowfoodrr.org/

The Russian River chapter of Slow Food was interested in the cultivation of "wild" heritage hops that were found by Paul Hawley of Fogbelt Brewing Company, as well as the potential for community involvement and education projects regarding hop farming and local ingredient sourcing for craft beer. 

We hope to continue to work with Slow Food and begin a partnership to foster the rebirth of hop growing in Sonoma County.

A second harvest

 Monster sterling cone

Monster sterling cone

With our heat wave roller coaster weather we had another harvest day today. The sterlings and cascades came through with another small round. Interestingly, the aromas on these later harvest cones are a bit stronger. These will be dried and available for home-brew use. Check out the products section on our website warmspringwind.com