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©2017 Old Dutch Hops, ltd.

The family farm was purchased by Amanda's grandparents, John and Pauline Wilson, just after they were married in the 1930's. Over the years, the farm has produced plenty of cows, chickens, hogs, hay, straw, tobacco, wheat, corn and soybeans. Currently, Amanda's dad, Mike, farms corn, soybeans, and hay and raises the most delicious beef.

 

We (Brady and Amanda started) with 2 acres of hops, and became the first certified organic hop producers in Ohio. After a few years it became clear that the future of farming for us, needed to focus on animals, and grass. The farm now produces thousands of pounds of meat every year including truly pasture raised poultry, grass-fed lamb, and beef finished with corn grown on the farm. We also maintain a flock of 100 pastured layer hens, who produce the finest eggs in the city, and we make maple syrup from a grove of sugar maples in one of the summer pastures.

 

We are looking forward to creating a future for family farming in Ohio and beyond, that is not only sustainable, but can even improve the soils that we all rely on while producing higher quality food. We are currently planning for transitioning our farm energy independence with a small solar project and alternative fuels. We are hopeful we can also rebuild our rural community through cooperative farming ventures, and local sourcing of feeds, and labor.

About Old Dutch Hops

The mission of Old Dutch Hops is to help satisfy local demand for delicious, sustainably grown products. 

The Crew

John and

Pauline Wilson

Though no longer with us, John and Pauline deserve a spot here. Both of Amanda's grandparents were known for being honest and hardworking, and without them, the farm would not be what it is today. 

Mike Wilson

Amanda's dad, Mike, is the current owner and farmer-in-chief. He has years and years of agricultural experience and is a vital asset to both the farm and the operations at Old Dutch Hops. 

Brady Kirwan and

Amanda Wilson

After spending their 20's working in America's National Parks, Brady and Amanda decided to move back to Amanda's hometown. They are stoked to be a part of the local food and beer movement.

Amazing Family and Friends

The folks here are where it's at. Plain and simple.