and, we got turkeys…

so, my neighbor has been feeding wildlife close to our property for several years. This is actually illegal; the practice creates artificially expanded wildlife populations. Now we have an overflow. We found these turkey eggs under one of our olive trees today. The hen waddled away with a limp; this must be why we found them in such an unlikely place. Usually we don’t see hide or hair of our turkeys’ eggs. Just plenty of birds. Anyway… Pretty things, huh? And, a turkey egg, asparagus and ham quiche – and it was really good… Continue reading and, we got turkeys…

2018 Cannabis Bed Preparation…

so, we had to move our gardens up out of the woods and put them on government “approved” ground – the only ground that would please them was my previous vegetable garden. Here is a sequence of images from bare ground to the finished and planted bed. When we are done, we expect each 25 square feet to produce about a pound and a half.       And, we ran out of soil; so, we will use beds targeted for the new veggie garden. Continue reading 2018 Cannabis Bed Preparation…

A few name changes…

With legalization making our “215 cannabis collective” irrelevant, Humboldt Growers Collective is morphing into Humboldt Growers Network, a distributorship dedicated to serving the Humboldt farmer and bringing Humboldt product to the cannabis consumer. Our new cannabis farm names are Homegrown Farms, Inc., Mazari Farms, Inc., and Flore Farms, Inc.. We will have our nurseries up and running as soon as the County starts granting temporary nursery licenses. You can continue to use answers.humboldtgrowers@gmail.com to communicate with us. Continue reading A few name changes…

Biomass

  The way we sell products is changing and it seems like the distributors want your trim and don’t want your flower. How do you spend $500+/lb in production, while selling trim at $50/lb.?? With that plan, you can’t afford to trim your flower. Can we keep our high grade flower market? Not if you are selling it for what it cost you to grow. That won’t work. The distributors are each looking to sign up 200 plus farms based on the amount of trim they need a year for their business plan….. 200 farms x 300 lbs per farm … Continue reading Biomass

poor corporate behavior…

Boycott Weedmaps   We are recommending that anyone who has used Weedmaps, stop; this includes all customers and all licensed dispensaries.  Weedmaps has not been our friend. They do not care about cannabis or cannabis culture; they care only about their advertising revenue. They have been intentionally advertising black market businesses to the determent of legal business – undercutting the whole thing. We also suggest that you continue your boycott even if they stop their present course. The State has been forced to send them a “cease and desist” letter. We do not want this kind of business in the … Continue reading poor corporate behavior…

It’s really too bad…

It really is too bad the State again chose to supplant the Emerald Triangle farmers rather than include them. The State had one chance to get this right for California and for the whole country. All the farmers were out in the open and ready to go for it. That boat has sailed. Close your eyes and listen to the sounds of tens of thousands of generators firing up. The black market has already spoken. They went back inside. Now the State will never find them. That google map won’t help anymore! Now instead of growing outdoor, they grow indoor…..the … Continue reading It’s really too bad…

A change in the wind….

Until the government recognizes that cannabis is a culture more than it is an Ag crop we will get nowhere – until the government recognizes they have no control of this counter culture,  let alone this new industry Washington Oregon Cali now You did not include the cannabis leaders in the ramp up to 215. You have not included them now. This mistake will result in millions of people, not thousands, suffering the consequences. And this ill considered way of thinking by government effects all small business not just small cannabis business. Cannabis belongs to the American people. As much … Continue reading A change in the wind….