Hopper Bros. is a diversified family farming business (est. 1973) located in the fertile North Willamette Valley.  The "Home Place" was first farmed by our grandparents in the early part of the last century. Owned and rented cropland consists of approximately 550 acres.  About 250 acres are dedicated to Nursery and Christmas tree production and approximately 300 acres are devoted to general crops.  We also operate retail Christmas tree lots in California.

Hopper Bros. LLC dba. as Hopper Bros. started as a partnership in 1973 consisting of Dennis Hopper and Douglas Hopper.  Hopper Bros. Christmas Trees LLC doing business as Hopper Bros. Christmas Trees is a separate entity, which encompasses the retail lots, in California.  Both Douglas and Dennis are members of each Limited Liability Company.

Production in the early to mid 1970's was primarily dryland small grains, seed (vetch, clover, and certified small grain) and a farrow to finish hog operation.  Branching into irrigated row crops and Christmas trees was occurring in the late 1970's to the mid 1980's.  At different times additional crops included sweet corn, beans, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, strawberries, and sugar beet seed.  At the end of this period there was an oversupply of Christmas trees on the market.  This was the motivation for starting Hopper Bros. Christmas trees in California in 1986.  New customers kept asking if we could dig some our Christmas trees for them.  Besides the common varieties we were producing  Nordman Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, and others; therefore, the nursery was began.  Pumpkins, gourds, and Ornamental corn, some onion and cabbage were added in the 1990's.  Retail pumpkin patches were operated at the same locations as the California Christmas tree lots for seven years during this time.  There has been many crop mix changes over the years; we stopped raising hogs when the meat packing plants disappeared, dropped oats and vetch for row crops,  grew less wheat and increased Christmas tree and nursery production.  We have always strived to maximize the value of our production.  We cleaned and treated our wheat selling certified seed then fed the screenings to the hogs.  Recently we started producing some organic crops.  The transition to higher value crops, maintaining our diversity in cropping, and seeking innovative marketing ideas has been an ongoing priorities throughout our history.