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Long Island Farmer Imports a German Hops Harvesting Machine for Cooperative Use with Local Hop Farms to Support Local Breweries.
Long Island Farmer Imports a German Hops Harvesting Machine for Cooperative Use with Local Hop Farms to Support Local Breweries.
320 backers pledged $30,398 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Lillian Lee on December 5, 2013

      Thank you for your personally delivering my hops!

    2. Creator Lillian Lee on November 29, 2013

      I just want my money back at this point.

    3. Creator Jason Coady on November 22, 2013

      Got a response from John, hop shoots are on the way. Hopefully I get them before next week.

    4. Creator Jason Coady on November 22, 2013

      Haven't gotten my rewards yet :( email creator, no response

    5. Creator Mickey Luongo on October 30, 2013

      I am happy to report that I received mine today.
      Thank you!

    6. Creator John A. Condzella on October 25, 2013

      Hi everyone,

      Thank you for all the comments! We've been working hard to get all the rewards out. Emails have been sent out to update backers on the status of their reward, I'm sorry if some of you missed them. Most of the hops have shipped with the remainder shipping out by Monday! Have a great weekend and thank you for your patience.



    7. Creator Alastair Hewitt on October 24, 2013

      @Mickey, it seems to be radio silence. The contract with Kickstarter is legally binding, so hops or your money back. Even though this is a hassle you can claim your expenses up to $5k in recovering the loss here -

    8. Creator Mickey Luongo on October 23, 2013

      I wonder if anyone has received thier hops. These guys seem to have disappeared with our money.

    9. Creator Alastair Hewitt on October 21, 2013

      I was hoping to brew with the cascade hops before it gets to cool in the basement. Any ideas of when they will ship? Thanks

    10. Creator Eric Blaine on October 15, 2013

      Any updates on when those Cascade Fresh Hops will ship?

    11. Creator Greg Segelken on August 19, 2013

      Please keep us updated on this project, and do we know when we will receive our gifts for donating? Thanks.

    12. Creator Marysusan Noll on August 7, 2013

      Congratulations on the completion of this project! I saw on Facebook that your harvester was delivered some weeks ago. As a local Long Island resident, I was just wondering what was going on with the project and your future plans for both your harvested hops and fullfillment. Please keep your faithful backers updated!

    13. Creator JoAnn G on August 1, 2013

      Haven't seen any updates since March. What's happening?

    14. Creator Adam on May 13, 2013

      I've moved, and need to change the address on my reward - how do I go about doing that?

    15. Creator Jim Turner on March 11, 2013

      Congratulations! As an avid homebrewer who uses locally grown hops whenever I can, I've found this to be an incredibly exciting project, and I wish you all the best!

    16. Creator Timothy Bonnett on March 10, 2013

      was your neighbor a few houses down the road. loved the wet-hopped pale ale from Long Ireland. very happy to support.conrats on making the goal.

    17. Creator Marysusan Noll on March 9, 2013

      As an ardent fan of local craft breweries, I am over the moon that you made your goal! WOOO HOOO Long Island hops and beer!

    18. Creator Thomas W. Condzella on March 7, 2013

      Congratulations Bro!!! I'm proud of you and excited for the days to come on the farm!!! Great job. This has been a great success!!!

    19. Creator Barbara Fontana on March 5, 2013

      I am delighted to see you have reached your goal! This will be good for you and for Wading River! Farms are part of what makes WR special.

    20. Creator Steve Pominski on March 4, 2013

      Congrats John!!!!!! this is Big, It's bigger then Big...Its Huge!!!

    21. Creator Ginny Condzella on March 4, 2013

      Congratulations John! All of your hard work played off. Dad and I are very happy for you!

    22. Creator Eric and Allison Christensen on March 4, 2013

      Congrats and good luck.

    23. Creator Chris Mcnally on March 4, 2013

      Yay! you made it!

    24. Creator Robin Epperson-McCarthy on March 4, 2013


    25. Creator Carl Vultaggio on March 4, 2013

      Congratulations John.

    26. Creator dorothy salerno on March 2, 2013

      Gook luck John hope you reach your goal, Dottie Salerno

    27. Creator Lucille DeVito on February 21, 2013

      Good luck hope you make it, lucille

    28. Creator Nicholas Jordan Antignano on February 14, 2013

      Good luck John, you are an inspiration to our future farmers.

    29. Creator The Beer Amigos on February 13, 2013

      The Beer Amigos are more than happy to back this great cause. Best of luck, Condzella's Farm!

    30. Creator Alexander J. Lamond on February 11, 2013

      Hmmmmm, I wonder if I'm a medium or a large in that SWEET tee shirt.

    31. Creator Nicholas Corleto on February 10, 2013

      John, Good Luck! I hope you still plan on having hops picking parties. This should make things a lot easier.

    32. Creator Kristen Sykes on February 8, 2013

      I love this idea and am so excited about this effort! We are trying to do something similar and to get cooperative equipment for organic grain growing in MA to support local craft breweries.

    33. Creator Steve Pominski on February 7, 2013

      John, Best of luck...Glad to help out, this will help Barrage Brewing as well...go local Hops!!!!

    34. Creator Ginny Condzella on February 6, 2013

      Good luck John as you continue to grow our business!