Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hop Picking

By: Kajsa Sabatke, Interpretive Projects Coordinator
It’s time to pick the hops! Our farm staff and volunteers began the harvest this week. After cutting the vines and pulling the hop pole out of the ground, they begin pulling the hops off the vines. You can find hops in several places around the museum, not only in the fields but also in the Lippitt House and in Thrall’s Pharmacy. We’ll post more soon about the way we use hops at the museum, and how New Yorkers used hops in the 1840s.

1 comment:

Scott Supak said...

Oh, that's what those poles out there are for! I thought they were awfully tall for pole beans!

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