• Ruhstaller Farm (map)
  • 8949 Olmo Ln
  • Dixon, CA, 95620
  • United States

Ruhstaller Hop School is a hands-on educational experience created in partnership with the Center For Land-Based Learning.


Classes begin with a brief overview of hop farming and the historical role it has played in the Sacramento region. Students then head into the field to participate in seasonal activities ranging from stringing (May) to hoeing and weeding (June/July) to harvesting and baling hops (August/September). Ruhstaller docents and farm staff will be on hand to demonstrate techniques and answer questions.

Class begins at 7:00am, but students are asked to arrive at 6:30am for coffee and a light breakfast. After class adjourns around 11:00am, each student enjoys a made-to-order sandwich from our favorite Davis grocery store served with a Ruhstaller beer.


Ruhstaller Hop School is offered every Saturday morning starting May 2 through the end of September with the exception of July 4th & July 25th.

Classes are located at the Ruhstaller Farm & Yard 8949 Olmo Lane Dixon, CA 95620 (exit 69 Kidwell Road west of Davis).


Registration of $30 per class includes breakfast, lunch, a beer (for students 21 and over), and a donation to the Center for Land-Based Learning. Pre-registration is required and classes are limited to 20 students.

For more info and to register, click here