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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

Norton's farm sells hops, vines


April 18, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Creswell Chronicle

Norton's Hop Farm in Springfield sells heirloom, cascade and nugget hops. Last year his hops were in six local breweries.

Don Norton likes to think outside the box. Along with growing organic hops, Norton and his wife, Tina, of Norton's Hop Farm in Springfield, also add value to the plants by selling its vines and making wreaths, and by leasing out his picking equipment.

Don first got interested in growing hops because he wanted to home brew, but in 2007 when he heard about the hop shortage, it confirmed that this was a market he wanted to join.

Although he had no sales secured when he first started producing - which he said is "supposedly a no-no because you're supposed to have the hops sold before you even...

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