A green story of harvesting hops

Hops – sacred ingredient of the worlds oldest alcoholic drink-beer is the main agricultural activity in the lower Savinjska valley. First mention of it are dated in twelve centuries and since then Slovenia is one of the biggest hops producers in the world. We are also proud of some autochthonous varieties of it. Harvesting hops is centuries old tradition that touches most of the families living nearby hop fields-including mine. In this gallery I present modern hop picking as we know it today. Enjoy!

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