Hopster Harvester at Empire Farm Days

Hops harvesting equipment for small to mid-sized hops farms

Thanks for stopping by the HopsHarvester booth at Empire Farm Days! We hope that you are enjoying the show and finding new ways to grow your business.


The first 25 hops growers to stop by our booth and fill out a form every day of the show will win this custom Tshirt. Simply fill out the form below to submit your entry.

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Meet the Hopster Harvester

Hopster portable harvesters provide the freedom for small farms to harvest when hops are at their peak. Available as a PTO-powered implement (Hopster 5P) or as a self-powered unit with gasoline motor (Hopster 5G), hops can now be picked and cleaned in the field with less hassle than transporting bines to a facility, and at speeds up to 100x faster than picking by hand.

Hopster hop harvesters are designed to be the entry-level solution for small hop farms to produce at a commercial scale and profit.

Hopster Harvester Features

Pick the Entire Plant 

Unlike traditional hops-harvesting machines, the Hopster  doesn’t require you to cut off and pick individual parts of the plant; harvesters can pick an entire hops plant in one fell swoop 

Process 2-3 Vines per Minute 

The Hopster can separate the vegetation from the buds in 20-30 seconds per vine, allowing users to process 2-3 vines per minute. By hand, this process takes upwards of an hour per vine. 


One person can operate the Hopster and it can be taken anywhere in the field. You can choose whether you’d like your Harvester to be powered by your tractor’s PTO or a separate power unit. 

Easy Maintenance 

The Hopster is built with American-made, standard components that are easy to maintain, minimizing downtime and keeping your equipment operating during peak season. 


The Hopster can be easily moved from one location to another, making it a great choice for a farm with multiple locations or multiple growers looking to share. 

Sorts Vegetation from Buds 

Batch two different products from a single machine and process. The Hopster easily separated the vegetation from the buds, doubling its output in a fraction of the time. 

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Modular Oast Floors

Build your own vertical oast using Modular Oast-Floor Panels. Drying hops effectively is a challenge for most farming operations. This modular system is a scalable solution for increasing drying capacity to meet annual production demand, may be configured to dry small or large batches, and conserves floor space. Each floor panel consists of “trap-door” style gates that help mix and result in uniform moisture-content when indexing product from one level to the next. The gates eliminate the need for repeated positioning of shelves and bins or raking required by other drying methods.


20-lb and 100-lb Balers

Make 20- or 100-lb bales easily and affordably with a B20 or B100 hop baler. Small farms now have an effective way to package hops after drying and to conserve cold-storage space when preparing delivery to brewers or processors. These hydraulic balers may be powered by tractor, shop supply, or optional power unit, and are built to be easily shared and transported between farms. The B100 baler may be set up with a feed-conveyor for high-volume production.

What Our Customers Say About Us

We shared the Hopster Harvester with 6 or 7 of our members last year and it did wonderfully. It worked out better than any of us imagined. We were concerned with the logistics of moving it from farm to farm, but it worked out great. The guys at HopsHarvester also bent over backwards to make our experience as good as it could be. Good guys, good stuff.

Mark M. of Boyds Bottom Farm; Vice President of Kentucky Hops Growers Alliance

About HopsHarvester

The HopsHarvester family of products was designed to bridge the gap between the short harvest time for hops and a growing labor shortage, giving growers the tools and equipment they need for a successful crop. What started as a single product has now turned into a full line of hops harvesting equipment, serving growers across the nation. 

Garden Trends Inc., parent company of Harris Seeds, owns and operates Hops Harvester. Garden Trends Inc brands have provided commercial growers and home gardeners with high-quality seed and plant products for more than 140 years. The HopsHarvester line of equipment aims to further their ultimate goal of supporting growers of all types.