In 1847, James Coleman and his family traveled from Iowa to St. Paul, Oregon by way of the Oregon Trail in search of opportunity and the promise of a new life. As one of the first families to settle in the area, they helped to pioneer the hop community of western Oregon.
Six generations later, the Coleman family farming business, formally known as Coleman Agriculture, now manages over 8,000 acres in the Willamette Valley. With some of the most fertile land on the planet, they are able to produce high quality crops, including hops, hazelnuts, seed crops, and a variety of vegetables. As one of the most diverse hop farms, Coleman Agriculture produces more than 2 million pounds every year, including 24 distinct hop varieties.
While farming methods have changed over the past 170 years, Coleman Agriculture maintains an innovative spirit with a deep appreciation for their ancestors and heritage. They strive to produce the highest quality hops in the most responsible manner possible, using sustainable farming practices and partnering with organizations such as Salmon Safe and the National Resource Conservation Service. As a six generation family farm, they combine hundreds of years of traditional farming experience with modern sustainable methods in order to utilize the land in a way that best serves everyone.