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Homemade Cannabis Entrepreneur Launches Farm Tour in Northern Vermont

Vermont Business Magazine With legal THC sales set to begin in October, two licensed cannabis growers in northern Vermont have announced the launch of the Vermontijuana Cannabis Tour, which will run for six weekends starting August 19. did.

Cannabis Tours pick up guests at local bars on school buses and travel to nearby licensed cannabis farms. There, a grower shares the basics of how to grow cannabis outdoors in northern Vermont and everything it takes to bring his THC cannabis legal to market.

Visitors must be at least 21 years old, but no cannabis samples are included, explained Eli Harrington, founder and lead guide of the tour business and head cultivator of Vermontijuana Farmstead. .

“Guests come to see, smell, and photograph plants growing in the soil in their natural outdoor environment. You can’t and you can’t sell THC – partly because it hasn’t finished growing – but people can vape themselves.”

With his touring partner Ben Wilcox of Sutton’s Off-Piste Farms, Vermontijuana was on Friday night at two different locations in East Burke (Mike’s Tiki Bar), Off-Piste Farms and West Glover’s (Parker Pie Co.). We offer two tour sessions for Sunday afternoon at Vermontijuana Farmstead. The tours cover the same information, but at different locations and times.

Wilcox is an experienced cannabis grower who previously operated Off Piste Farm as an organic certified CBD hemp farm and in 2022 received a Tier 1 THC cultivation license with Harrington. In addition to tours, the off-piste farm currently rents out three of his pristine campsites on the website Hipcamp. These include his two platforms, which Wilcox built using timber harvested from his property.

Harrington and Wilcox are now state-licensed THC growers and are ready to sell their crops this fall, but the tour does not include THC samples or “gifts” and is legal. It clearly and frankly explains that it is not yet possible to market commercially THC products from their respective properties.

“In the meantime, we will be selling eggs, chickens, maple syrup, vegetables, CBD, and other small-scale produce. We are committed to educating consumers about these wonderful plants and being responsible stewards of the cannabis industry as the industry is just getting started. As a result, it is more important to seek to benefit local communities and fellow small businesses. doing.”

The majority of tours run on Fridays and Sundays, with some Saturday dates selected depending on tickets available on the Seven Days ticket website. Transportation to and from the farm is provided by school buses by an independent bus company based in the area. We can accommodate up to 40 participants for our Vermont Tijuana Farmstead Tour on Sundays and up to 20 participants for our Off-His Piste Tour from Labor Day Weekend to Friday. .

Harrington is also a cannabis consultant and presenter of the 2022 International Workshop on Agritourism, where he will lead a session on the potential of cannabis agritourism and his experience operating Vermont and Tijuana cannabis tours in Vermont.

Sources and photos: [IRASBURG, VERMONT, July 2022] – Vermontijuana