Bart & Ilse Dekervel
Target, Goldings, Challenger, Cascade
My parents married in 1961 and started growing hops on the farm. They were both the Son and Daughter of Hop growers.
My parents started out with 2 hectares of hops. These varieties were Northern Brewer and Brewers Gold. Every year they planted a little more and in 1970, they had 9 hectares of hops on the farm.
My parents had 3 children, 2 daughters and I am the youngest. As I was the only boy, I stayed on the farm.
I married my Wife, Ilse in 1993. She loves the hops very much and our Son, Aaron would like to stay on the farm.
We currently have 12 Hectares of hops.