Sun-grown in the Hills of Western Massachusetts
We grow our hemp under the sun in the beautiful hills of Western Massachusetts without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Our small 3-acre farm in Chesterfield, Massachusetts is the perfect place to cultivate hemp as it is exposed to hot summer days and relatively low humidity. This combination allows the plants to thrive and reach their full medicinal potential without succumbing to molds or mildews.
Our farm also has a deep history that is rooted in the hemp plant. In the late 1800s, the same land was being used to grow hemp for fabric and material production. Once the Marihuana Tax Act of 1934 was passed which significantly increased the tax on cannabis products, the farm shut down.
Now, nearly a century later, we are revitalizing the land and once again cultivating hemp. This time, the purpose is not to produce fabric but to harness the plant’s medicinal value.
Led by founder and expert hemp cultivator, Michael Lupario, our dedicated and passionate team works tirelessly during the growing season to produce Massachusetts’s finest hemp. We take full advantage of our small scale and take the time to care for each plant on an individual basis. We utilize techniques such as:
- Plant-by-plant mold and pest checks – throughout the season, we thoroughly check each plant for signs molds and mildews as well as pests like mites and aphids
- Pre-inoculation of beneficial microbes – before transplanting, each plant receives a boost of beneficial microbes that promote disease resistance, nutrient uptake, and vigorous growth
- Pruning and thinning – as the plants’ vegetation grows dense, we prune and thin each plant to increase its airflow which reduces the potential for molds and increases the size of the flowers.
- Testing soil for heavy metals – because hemp plants are known to sequester heavy metals, we perform numerous extensive soil tests on each field to ensure that the soil is not contaminated prior to transplanting
By taking this labor-intensive approach, we gain crucial insights into the plants’ nutrition and physiological health that allow us to ensure each plant reaches its full medicinal potential.
Organic Farming Methods
We do not compromise on our dedication to your health and wellness. That is why we never apply synthetic pesticides or fertilizers and only use organic methods that are safe for the people and the environment. We utilize compost, manure, cover crops, and fermentations to harness and further bolster the life-giving capacities of our soil. In turn, we avoid contaminating the environment and medicine with harmful residues and toxins.
Robust Cannabinoid Profile
In terms of extracts, the material being extracted plays a major role in determining their quality. The amazing full spectrum cannabinoid profile of our CBD oil was only achievable because of the potency and quality of our hemp.
Prior to the growing season, we spent our time sourcing seeds from the best hemp strains in Vermont, Colorado, and Oregon. These strains included Suver Haze, Lifter, and Sour Space Candy, all of which are bred to produce high levels of CBD and unique combinations of minor cannabinoids and terpenes.
The resulting crop generated a highly medicinal profile that was perfect for extraction. Lab results showed that our hemp flower tested over 18% CBD, less than 0.3% THC, and contained significant amounts of CBG, CBN, CBC, and many other minor cannabinoids.