Sep 19, 2017
For the month of September, as the fall harvest season
approaches, YB2C Live! will be focusing on entrepreneurs
who plant, grow, and harvest food, flowers, and other live natural
items. This episode’s special guest is Susan McCabe of Ribbon Farm
Ribbon Farm Hops is a business in residence at Green Garage in
Midtown, Detroit — where YB2C Live! does its
Ribbon Farm Hops grows and sells hops for beer making purposes,
among other uses.
- Susan gives a brief history of hops, which dates back
centuries; historically, hops has been used in beer, and for
medicinal and calming purposes.
- Susan didn’t start out working in the hops business, she was
actually a history museum curator for over 30 years. This
experience, while seemingly unrelated, was very helpful in naming
and forming her later business.
- Her love for gardening, explained Susan, is what drove her into
the hops business; she soon found that the business was starting to
boom in Michigan.
- Susan explains the process she took to get into the business,
and how her friends were a great help through the operation.
- The Michigan Women’s Foundation Entrepreneur YOU contest played
a huge role in helping Susan write her business plan and get things
started, says Susan.
- Susan outlines the technical process of the hops business, and
the cooperation of Batch Brewery in Corktown.
- Ribbon Farm Hops has worked with Motor City Brewing, with
Downey, in Detroit and in Dearborn, and Fort Street Brewery in
Lincoln Park. They are now on their fifth season, and they continue
to grow and teach Susan and the other Ribbon Farms Hops family new
- Ribbon Farm Hops is just one of many hops growers that helps
make Michigan the fifth largest hops grower in the country.
For more information on
Susan McCabe and Ribbon Farm Hops:
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