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Two Farmers, One Heritage

Tangled Roots | January 14, 2021 | 1 0
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The two of us, Jason and Johnny, grew up together. Specifically, we grew up growing cannabis together in Humboldt, a rugged county in Northwest California that is famous for cultivating the best weed in the world. The days are hot, the nights are cold, and we love it here.  Like our parents before us, we’re farmers and we’re passionate about what we do. We wake up early, we put in long hours, we value hard work, and after decades of cultivating cannabis, we’re masters of our craft. Our roots run deep in Humboldt soil, but for us, heritage isn’t just about the place, it’s about the people. 

The most valued currency in Humboldt is your loyalty to people. Your word is your bond here, and for the people you call friends, there is nothing that you wouldn’t do. This is a community. We help each other.  These are the values that were embedded in us from childhood. We also have a lot of fun. Behind the veil of Redwood trees that separates us from the rest of the world, the serenity of daily life is punctuated by celebrations with family and neighbors, fishing trips with friends, and watching the sun go down over the brawny California coastline.  

Two Farms, One Family 

When cannabis became legal in California, we thought our lives would get easier. We were wrong. Between becoming experts in hundreds of pages of complex regulations, making sure our farms are following every rule in the book, paying for permits and licenses, running a business, and growing cannabis, it got tough. We were tired, and at times, we were frustrated. But, even then, our community did what we always do: we trusted each other, we helped each other, and we never forgot our passion for growing. 

Four demanding years later, there’s a sense of coming full circle. Johnny’s Huckleberry Hill Farms is thriving, and people come from all over California to sit on the hill with him and hear his stories. Jason’s Ridgeline Farms won the Emerald Cup award in 2018 and again in  2019. Our community has been the backbone of a multi-billion dollar industry for a long time, and we’ve had to deal with struggles most people can’t imagine. There’s something that happens when you go through trials and tribulations with people. Once you get through it, it's like you’re a family. It’s hard to describe in words. 

Two Strains, One Jar 

Tangled Roots is our way of showing you what it feels like to be a Humboldt farmer. We put two strains of flower in one jar, because good as they may be on their own, they’re even better together. Each month, we’ll release a new jar with two strains from two different farms. Our first jar will be ¼ oz. Ridgeline Farms’ Pink Rozay, an Indica-dominant strain that will challenge the best of ‘em; and, separated by a divider, a ¼ oz.  Huckleberry Hill Farms’ Whitethorn Rose, a Sativa hybrid created from a strain that Johnny’s late mother, Marlene, used to grow 45 years ago.  Different strains were grown on the same classic soil, under the same California sun, with the same Humboldt heart. We’re giving them to you together as a reminder that here, it’s never just about one of us; it’s always about all of us. That's the way it's been for decades, and that's the way it will remain. 

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    Jan 19, 2021, 07:38 PM  Reply

    Great article can’t wait to try this when I’m in Cali

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