“I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who have almost beggared themselves to serve others.”
Organically Farmed in Vermont
Where products come from matter and we’re proud to farm in the Green Mountain State. Every step we take is done to ensure we maintain the integrity and quality of the plant and the soil. This starts on our USDA certified organic farms. We are here year-round, breeding seeds, building greenhouses and drying barns, planting in the soil, and harvesting by hand. Being Vermont farmers requires resiliency, pragmatism, and a lot of problem solving. Here’s how we do it.
Custom Bred Seeds
We custom breed our own seeds because it is cost-efficient and allows us to grow plants that can thrive in Vermont’s unique and unpredictable climate. The result is rugged, hardy plants that can grow to be up to eight feet tall at the peak of harvest.
In the spring we plant our seeds in heated greenhouses to allow us to get a jump start on the growing season Vermont growing season. Our plants mature in our greenhouses for approximately 45 to 60 days until the ground is warm enough to plant. Tending to and watching our seeds develop is a favorite time of the year for many of our farm staff.
Leaving the land in better condition than we found it is standard operation at our farms. We don’t use pesticides, GMOs or synthetic toxic solutions for pest management. We let nature do the work on its own. The cover crops we use are white clover, red clover, and rye. From watering, to weed whacking, to mowing, our work in the fields requires constant care.
We hand harvest because it’s the best way for us to select fully mature plants at their peak. Our hemp plants produce a large percentage of their CBD-rich oils during the last couple weeks of growth and we take care not to harvest any plant before it's fully ripe.
We hang dry our hemp in our own drying barns that have been custom- built for drying hemp. These barns were made with natural untreated wood specifically for hemp.This helps us preserve the natural aromas and flavors of our hemp plants.
In 2019, we harvested over 100,000 plants in under a month. We hired over 200 local Vermont farmers to help with harvest. We’re proud to be able to pay a competitive rate of $20 an hour as well as provide home cooked meals for lunch. In addition to offering much needed seasonal work, harvest allows us to connect with our community doing what we do best: farming.