A time-lapse video of the hop growing, harvesting process from Crosby Hop Farm


The Crosby family began growing hops over 100 years ago in the Willamette Valley. Crosby Hop Farm is one of the many family-operated, multi-generational hop producers in the Pacific Northwest. They just released a very cool video of the hop harvest. Actually, it shows, in time-lapse, the entire growing and harvesting process.

Crosby Hop Farm – Harvest 2018 video description: “For the second year in a row, Crosby Hop Farm® worked with Resonance Productions to capture the entire hop growing season in under three minutes.”

I have described this process in words in a previous article, but the video, of course, is worth 100,000 words.

“Starting in April and wrapping up in September 2018, a photo of Crosby-grown Centennial was snapped every 15 minutes, for 13 hours each day. The overhead and ground level perspectives capture the beautiful and rapid growth of Centennial, the first variety harvested at the farm, with Mt. Hood in the distance. The drone footage offers a bird’s eye perspective of the harvest activities, hop processing facilities and when interlaced with multiple shoots, a moving time-lapse effect.”

About Crosby Hop Farm

Crosby Hop Farm is a leading hop grower, merchant, and processor. Our offerings include sustainable Willamette Valley Crosby® grown options as well as quality grower-sourced hops from around the world. As a Salmon-Safe certified grower and a Certified B Corp supplier, our commitment to our customers and stakeholders is unwavering — rooted in our core values of quality, innovation, sustainability, and community.