Do you prefer to buy a pint of strawberries from a trusted local farmer at your favorite Farmers Market, or from a Big Box store? Obviously, they’re not created equally. We all know the difference between Big AG and Craft anything. Much appreciation to Forbes Magazine for exploring the sustainability of craft products in our industry.
In her recent article “Earth Day Begs the Question: Is Cannabis Farming Sustainable?” Sara Brittany Sommerset breaks down sustainable Cannabis cultivation into three types:
varying types of cannabis cultivation such as 1) Indoor or hydroponically grown
by Dr. Greenthumb in California; 2) Greenhouse potted plants using sun or sun
combined with artificial lighting, cultivated by Khiron and Avicanna in
Colombia; or 3) Outdoor or sun-grown using just sunshine, rainwater and
love, utilized by Sunrise Mountain Farms in Humboldt County,
She did an excellent job distilling our approach down to its’ essence: Justsunshine, rainwater, and love… The Sandomenos take a clean, sustainable approach to producing cannabis…” Thanks for the shoutout, Sara! We always consider the health of the planet in our Beyond Organic approach to cultivation. Does this make the quality, medicinal potential, and enjoyment of our flowers different from those produced by Big AG? We certainly think so, but we’ll let you be the judge!
This fall we were thrilled to host our first collaborative event at Sunrise Mountain Farm with Papa & Barkley. The idyllic afternoon was marked by great conversation with media professionals from across the country, a delicious farm-to-table lunch, and a full access tour of our farm. It’s one thing to enjoy cannabis in its many forms, but if you’re not accustomed to life on the farm, it’s another to walk under the canopy of plants at peak flower. To say the least, minds were blown.
Green Market Report’s Debra Borchardt was among the journalists who joined us for the day. She pieced together this dispatch which offers some great tour highlights. Ever wonder about fostering indigenous microbes in your garden? Yes, even the microbes are handled with care at Sunrise Mountain! Dave shares info on techniques and much more in this report.
Come say “Hi!” at the Emerald Outpost’s Harvest Mixer: Saturday, November 11, 1pm-9pm at The Victorian in Santa Monica.
This will be a dynamic and luxurious experience creating direct connections between NorCal producers and the SoCal Cannabis community.
This event showcases small farms such as ours and their mindful offerings that are now available for licensed purchase. Come meet and greet with us on the patio in a beautiful farmers-market-style setting!
Afterwards the day continues with a series of dynamic Industry Insider panels in partnership with the Future Cannabis Project focused on important issues from social justice to pain points in the supply chain. Committed Panelists include Amanda Chicago Lewis (Rolling Stone) Hezekiah Allen (CGA, Emerald Grown), Eric Spitz (c4 Distribution), Steven Domingo (WeDrop), Felicia Carbajal (California Cannabis Advocates), Fanny Guzman (Latinos for Cannabis), Ingrid Archie (Civic Engagement Coordinator), Lynne Lyman (Prop 64 author), Chiah Rodriques (Mendocino Generations) and Dr. Brandie M. Cross, PhD (The Pot Lab) with more being added.
The evening portion of the gathering continues with opportunities to get to #knowyourgrower and their products in the designated outdoor smoking area, dance the night away to an eclectic array of musical styles and indulge in delicious dishes from some of our favorite foodies.
A portion of the proceeds will go to support Sweetleaf Collective, providing free medicine to terminally ill patients since 1996.
We hope you join us for a celebratory day of community, camaraderie and cannabis!