Three Cannabis Farms Talk Regenerative Growing As A Family in Northern California

Growing cannabis has become an entire operation for the past five years of its legality in California—but those particularly positioned in the Emerald Triangle have had the unique experience of growing particularly special leaf.

But what is the Emerald Triangle you may be asking, well I’m happy you did. The Emerald Triangle (farms residing in Trinity, Mendocino and Humboldt) is inspired by the concept of “terroir” employed by the pre-existing wine industry. Just as Napa Valley is recognized for the unique soil and climate that contribute to its renowned wine, county of origin allows the industry to recognize the distinctive qualities that produce exceptional California cannabis.

A brief history of California as a whole shows that in recent decades, the state has been at the forefront of efforts to reform cannabis laws, beginning in 1972 with the nation’s first ballot initiative attempting to legalize cannabis. Although Proposition 19 was unsuccessful, California would later become the first state to legalize medical cannabis with the passage of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 (Proposition 215). In November 2016, California voters approved the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) to legalize the recreational use of cannabis.

Years in the making, Lowell’s Director of Procurement Lindsay MacEwan shares, “Having a hand in creating and developing the Origin Collection is a dream come true. The goal of the collection is to highlight the superiority and diversity of cannabis growing in California and celebrate the passing of SB67.”

Spotlighting the Emerald Triangle with three distinct strains from each county within the region—Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino. These carefully curated farms have been cultivating Emerald Triangle land for generations beyond California’s ever changing political landscape around cannabis. Stewards of the land, each farmer is dedicated to regenerative, sustainable, and innovative growing techniques that result in craft cannabis of the highest quality. On the heels of California Senate Bill 67, which establishes standards for cannabis cultivators to designate a county of origin, Lowell Herb Co. aims to highlight the distinctive cannabis producing regions of California. Just as Napa Valley is recognized for the unique soil and climate that contribute to its renowned wine, county of origin allows the industry to recognize the distinctive qualities that produce exceptional California cannabis.


Photography courtesy of Lowell Herb Co.Photography courtesy of Lowell Herb Co.

Photography courtesy of Lowell Herb Co.

Mendocino

Meet The Farm: Sweet Sisters Family Farm

Being a family farm operated for two generations, Sweet Sisters Family Farm can assure that their farming methods are sustainable and work with the environment. To achieve this they employ organic practices, building the health of the soil and running the entire farmstead on solar power. As a multi-generational farm nestled in a sun-drenched meadow amongst Mendocino County’s redwoods, the farm has been operating off the grid, producing high-quality, sun-grown cannabis for nearly 40 years.

By employing sustainable practices, building multi-generational sustainability cycles, and running their entire farmstead on solar power, Sweet Sisters works in harmony with the land. Mendocino is prized for its distinctive Pacific Ocean coastline and is home to Redwood forests, wineries, microbrews, and cannabis. Several of the popular medicinal cannabis strains known worldwide were developed here. Distinguished for employing growth techniques that preserve the natural environment precious land and water resources, Mendocino represents cannabis culture’s ideal.

The Flower They Grow

Lemon Jack is a strain that will have you craving more. Ideal for any time of the day, Lemon Jack marries a unique, focused Terpinolene dominant strain with heavy hitter Lemon Kush for a potent punch that produces feelings of excitement and optimism.

// sweetsistersfamilyfarm.com


Photography courtesy of Lowell Herb Co.Photography courtesy of Lowell Herb Co.

Photography courtesy of Lowell Herb Co.

Humboldt

Meet The Farm: DewPoint Farm

The women-led DewPoint farm is nestled on a ridge-line with full sun, peeks of the ocean, and epic views of the skyline over the Kings Range in Humboldt County. This region is known to have some of the wildest lands in California, and DewPoint is proud to call it home. Amongst ancient redwoods and underlooked by the Mattole River winding through sits the multi-generational cannabis growing family. With a plethora of natural elements at their disposal, DewPoint follows a family tradition of legacy cultivation techniques combined with love and dedication to producing their craft cannabis.

In April, as a big win for the small farm, Papa & Barkley Social supported Humboldt’s women-led farms such as DewPoint by carrying their lines in their stores.

The Flower They Grow

One of the most flavorful smokes on the market, Purple Banana is remarkably euphoric. While classified as predominantly Indica, Purple Banana offers a cerebral-forward experience and meets your palate with a sweet, fruit basket of pleasure mixed with soft flavors of mango, banana, and orange.

// honeydewpoint.com.


Photo courtesy of Telos Farm.Photo courtesy of Telos Farm.

Photo courtesy of Telos Farm.

Trinity

Meet The Farm: Telos Farm

Telos Farm is a family-owned and operated collective of small farms located in Northern California. With a focus on sustainable and quality cannabis, Telos cultivates safe, clean, and effective flowers and concentrates that delight those who try the farms product for the very first time. With the stunning Mt. Shasta as their backdrop, Telos’ mission is to provide safe, clean, and effective cannabis flowers and concentrates. They are constantly working towards more innovative, cost effective ways to deliver the product while maintaining their pledge of being a social and environmentally conscious company.

The Flower They Grow

Like biting into a sweet and zesty blackberry, wedding cake hits your palate with an aroma of cake dough, black pepper, and lemon with notes of diesel. With an exhale that’s equal parts creamy and silky smooth, wedding cake is the ideal balance of mental stimulation and relaxation.

// telosfarms.com. Be sure to try Lowell Herb Co’s ‘Origin Collection’ featuring all three farms from Northern California; lowellfarms.com.


Three Cannabis Farms Talk Regenerative Growing As A Family in Northern California
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