The Northeast Hops Alliance is organizing a cooperative purchase for supplies for next year’s hopyard. Of particular note is the coir twine pricing. If they can get enough orders to purchase 75 bales of coir, at 3400 strings each, then it will only be $300/bale. They might not be able to organize cooperative purchases every year, so plan ahead! You can find the details at the Northeast Hop Alliance website. Scroll to the bottom of the page and download the Cooperative Purchasing Supply Interest Survey. Please don’t wait, it can take a couple of months for the bales to get here from Sri Lanka by freighter, and we want to get the order in soon!