Dedicated to Quality
As farmers ourselves, we understand the challenges of industrial hemp farmers — the hardworking people who are growing hemp for the first, second, or third years. We are USDA-certified organic growers and organic jam manufacturers in Palisade, Colorado. With the purchase of apricot, peach, and plum orchards in 1998, we began by selling fruit at farmer’s markets. In 2002, we transitioned to operating year-round when we constructed a commercial kitchen and developed an extensive organic jam line.
Our emphasis has always been to use quality ingredients to produce quality products. Within five years, our jams were winning international awards at the annual Specialty Food Show in New York City. Our jam line —“Colorado Mountain Jam”— has been a six-time Silver finalist at this show, and two of our jams have won Gold awards as the “Outstanding USDA Certified Organic Product”. Today we do private label production for leading brands in America as well as production for many Western Slope growers.
This past spring a company approached us to produce a CBD oil-infused jam line. We saw this as an amazing opportunity to become involved in a new venture that would be a natural extension of what we were already doing. Once again, we viewed it as a means of supporting other growers.
We planted a small industrial hemp crop this summer, overcame some expected and unexpected hurdles along the way, and count ourselves fortunate today to have harvested a successful grow. We learned a lot about growing hemp. And we made the giant leap into establishing a CBD hemp extraction facility that is once again dedicated to quality.
We also learned that virtually no solid information is available to aid growers in making decisions about where and how to process their material and gain the most value from it. Generally speaking, farmers assume all the risk, and rarely are they sufficiently rewarded for their investment. Consequently, we are committed to working closely as partners with growers to meet their CBD hemp extraction needs for a fair and reasonable cost—to enable them to maximize their return on their hard-earned investment.