Hoppin’ Up To The Challenge

Grower Seeks To Tame Temperamental Plant

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Posted: June 28, 2014

David Clark, owner of 7 Hollows Farm at 2072 Orkney Spring Road south of Basye, is looking to fill a void in the local hops market. This year marks his first attempt to harvest the temperamental plant. (Photos by Megan Applegate / DN-R)
David Clark, owner at 7 Hollows Farm, is growing hops at his farm 15 miles northwest of Broadway.

BROADWAY — To hear David Clark tell it, there’s a reason Benedictine monks cultivated hops plants for centuries. There’s a ritual and rhythm to the long, quiet hours of solitude spent tending to a…

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