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OPEN DEMONSTRATION HOP YARD & BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTRE

The Open Demonstration Hop Yard and Business Resource Centre provides physical and online access to information on growing hops and evaluating the feasibility of this farm enterprise in BC today. This project was funded in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture through programs delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C.

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Spurred by the recent explosion in BC’s craft beer industry, this Open Demonstration Hop Yard and Business Resource Centre looks at the current market opportunity for – and feasibility of – small scale hops farming in BC. Our demonstration site located at Persephone Brewing Co. in Gibsons BC provides free access to our hop yard and information for people considering growing hops at a small commercial scale.

Objectives of the study are as follows:

  • Build the knowledge of prospective and existing hop farmers by addressing the following question:
    What does the market for BC grown hops look like today?

The Current Market for BC Grown Hops

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

  • Provide prospective and existing hop farmers, breweries, and other businesses in BC with a current look at the feasibility of small-scale hop farming as a viable business enterprise.

Assessing the Feasibility of Small Scale Hop Farming in British Columbia, Canadahoppy-01

  • Improve the planning and business development capacity of small startup hop farms by providing them with a detailed and realistic sample business plan

Business Plan for a Small Scale Hop Farm

Business Plan Spread Sheets

  • Establish an Open Demonstration Hop Yard and Business Resource Centre

Open Demonstration Hop Yard and Business Resource Centre (coming soon)

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC, are pleased to participate in the delivery of this project. We are committed to working with our industry partners to address issues of importance to the agriculture and agri-food industry in British Columbia. Opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Investment Agriculture Foundation, the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture or Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.