University of Maryland Extension

Hop Production

The popularity of craft beer and micro-breweries combined with the growing awareness of buying locally-produced agricultural products provides Maryland farmers with an emerging crop production opportunity: hops.   Research the possibilities of producing this high-value crop right here in Maryland.  Maryland and surrounding states have a good market for locally-grown hops.

  • New Meadow Bush Fruit and Hops Yard (pdf of slideshow)

    The Southern Maryland Fruit Team of the University of Maryland Extension created this beautiful slide show, New Meadow Bush Fruit and Hops Yard containing imagery and resources about the yard located at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  The presentation also contains planning charts of the meadow, and many other useful resources for hop producers.   The information about hops begins on slide 15.

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