HUMBOLDT GROWER

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Flore down in the Castro… — June 10, 2018

Flore down in the Castro…

There is some confusion over at http://kymkemp.com/2018/06/07/sfs-castro-district-not-sure-if-cannabis-retail-store-featuring-humboldt-county-farmers-is-good-fit/. The commenters are knee jerking – they have not bothered to understand the whole situation.

Let’s start with our local Humboldt County farmers. Both Humboldt Growers Network and Flore want to support those hard working farmers – it is hysteria to think that helping our farmers is equivalent to milking them. Humboldt Growers Network fully intends to bring as much Humboldt pot to market as we can and we have developed a relationship with Flore and we hope it grows. I am an old San Francisco boy and I can’t think of a better clientle to serve than the Castro community and San Francisco. We up here in Humboldt are a natural fit with San Francisco and the Bay Area – hey, its always been the City to us. And why wouldn’t San Francisco want to get its hands on the best cannabis out there – especially when you consider that Humboldt is one of the few places you can get clean, killer pot.

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A few name changes… — March 31, 2018

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.

Biomass —

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 = 60,000 lbs of ex-tractable material a year. They get their material but these farms all go bankrupt. Now if that distributor would take biomass “whole plants bucked”,  he could get the same amount of material from half the farms. In this model the distributor takes all the produce from each farm he works with. This will work for the farmer if the price point is right.

We just need to settle on a price that is fair in relation to the cost of production. This would be a model that can keep farms alive. For example: Humboldt’s leading product becomes whole plants bucked selling at $500/lb – this would include both flower and trim. By weight, flower and trim are on a 1 to 1 ratio – this means the farmer is getting twice the weight. Humboldt will have an estimated 250 acres of permitted cannabis cultivation in the next few months……that is still a large enough crop to sway the extraction market.

The plan is simple: extraction companies need so much material, they have to get it from the Triangle. The Triangle is only offering bucked whole plant material…..trim and flower are no longer separated. The wholesale price of that product is our production costs x 2 – at minimum. That is the bottom line that we need to enforce. The sooner we all start using the math to our advantage, the sooner we can get the pricing set on this new product line and sleep at night.