INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An urban hops farm is cropping up on a sliver of land in Indianapolis that was once designated for low-income housing.
Friends Matthew Crankshaw and Justin Kratoska purchased the four-acre plot out of foreclosure last fall. They tell the Indianapolis Business Journal they plan to grow hops this summer to sell to local microbreweries.
The land already features poles used to support the plants' growth. Crankshaw and Kratoska say they'll plant on one acre initially and expand to the other three once they gain experience and build a clientele.
They hope to sell their product to microbreweries that prefer to purchase their ingredients from local growers.
A batch of hops fetches $10 to $30 per pound.
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