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Cannabis Takes Front Stage at Mendocino County Farmers’ Market

A customer selects a clone for sale at the first Farmer's Market in CO to allow the sale of marijuana plants, seeds, and clones.
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Cannabis Takes Front Stage at Mendocino County Farmers’ Market

Healing Harvest Farms had their grand opening over Labor Day weekend by hosting a Farmers’ Market celebration at Area 101 in Laytonville, California. Collective owner Tim Blake produced the event for over 500 local and visiting attendees while non-profit cannabis group C.A.R.E. was on-site to provide event day support, including a shuttle service and parking support. The Healing Harvest Farmers’ Market embodied the spirit of the Emerald Triangle, featuring sungrown, organic medicinal cannabis, organic produce, local food, flowers, on-site massages, live entertainment and educational demos.

The event started at 2 p.m. and went well into the wee hours of the morning with many vendors and attendees bringing campers and tents to spend the night. There were many superstars in the cannabis community there. Seed vendors Aficionado brought their amazing genetics while Frenchy Cannoli offered demos of his dry sieve method and generously offered samples of his best organic pressed, solventless hash.

SubCool and Jill were there with quilts made out of t-shirts from their supporters that they auction off for charity. The Bud Sister’s were there with their organic relief salve. Gro Kashi instructed attendees on their handmade, multi-purpose and probiotic soil conditioner while Gage Green Genetics showcased their amazing organic cannabis that was grown using Gro Kashi. Kiona’s Farmacy was there advocating their motto ”Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” The Mendocino Cannabis Policy Council was also there, promoting new medical marijuana regulations for California.

Happy Day Farms provided a wide array of organic fruits and vegetables along with excellent organic cannabis.

“As farmers, we are asserting our fundamental American right to produce salable bounty from our lands,” Owner Casey O’Neil said. “Cannabis has a long human tradition that we are proud to carry on in a true Jeffersonian, small farmstead fashion.”

Live music was provided by Yukmouth, Green R Fieldz, Guerilla Takeover, Strawberry Smog and Gypsy Thorns.

Healing Harvest Farms was established because Tim Blake decided it was time to get back to the original idea of having a collective dispensary that represents the best of the outdoor, organic cannabis medicine in Mendocino County and the rest of the Emerald Triangle. A true community-based collective, Healing Harvest Farms serves local farmers and patients throughout the state of California. There is a real sense of community at Area 101 where the property where Healing Harvest Farms is located. Not everyone has the ability or desire to grow organic produce and cannabis, but having the option to purchase them locally is a practice that’s gaining popularity. Blake, the pioneer that he is, is bringing that possibility to his community.

The event was a stark contrast to the drama at the Los Angeles medical marijuana farmer’s market that launched on the 4th of July and was immediately shuttered by the city’s attorney Mike Feuer. C.A.R.E. will be lobbying the City of Los Angeles to get up to speed with Mendocino County and offer events like the Healing Harvest Farm’s Farmers’ Market to strengthen the community, provide education and acknowledge medical marijuana patients rights.

“We were blown away by how well-received our grand opening farmers’ market was. We signed up over 300 patients for Healing Harvest Farms and everyone had a memorable time,” Tim said. “It was important to provide a wide variety of vendors, including cannabis, produce, farming, wellness and new products. We were blown away by the feedback and will be hosting a monthly farmers’ market starting next spring.”

Would you attend a cannabis farmers’ market? Let us know in the comments below.

19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. allen

    January 22, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    215 patient here would like to visit next farmers market, I’m up for a morning drive to attend the event.

  2. Eloisa

    October 27, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I hope to be able to attend next event.

  3. Rhea Graham

    September 15, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Wow! Makes me want to get my CA card so I could bring a truckload of Smokeless Cannabis Remedies down and help CA get well, too! At Albany’s Canna Kitchen & Research, LLC, in Albany, Oregon, my daughter and I make capsules, tincture, salve, liniment, suppositories, cooking oils, and the like … great stuff! Blessings, what a wonderful market this must be!

  4. therese

    September 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Yes,please let me know about upcoming events. Live here in shasta county thank you

  5. Regina

    September 7, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I would love to be there..unfortunately I’m in Maryland!!!
    I will make the trip back to CA one more time..God willing…Peace!

  6. [email protected]

    September 7, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    hell ya cannabis has been the best crop for at least 50 years

  7. Susanne Duell

    September 6, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Yes!!! I would definitely attend such a GREEN farmers Market!!

  8. cara

    September 6, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    i would love to attend a farmers market that sold marijiuana and other products,but i live in new zealand and there arent no way our goverment will legalize marijiuana in our country,our goverment is fucked.

  9. Flowrchk

    September 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Would absolutely love to go! 🙂
    I truly believe everything we need to live healthy is already here on earth. Not man-made! 🙂

  10. Ellen

    September 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Wish it would happen in my state Oklahoma

  11. B Mcbride

    September 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Dang living in NC really does suck at times…

  12. Deborah

    September 5, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Wish I knew it was going on, I would have been there. It’s only an hour or so drive from me, deff want to go next spring.

  13. Nicole

    September 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Yes, I wish there was a farmers market that sold cannabis & other products. I would definitely attend!! I unfortunately live in TN, possibly one of the last states to legalize.

    • Arno Wiggers

      September 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      possibly one of the last states to legalize, well its the same here enschede gebroeders van Heek, i went to school with them, they gonna die a very ugly DEATH !!!

  14. matt

    September 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I certainly wood be interested in attending the next one

  15. Big,Lou

    September 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I will for sure visit the farmers market. I just wish I would have known about this one! Well, peaceout

  16. marcos rocha

    September 5, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Im well intrested and love growing marijuana

    • John Draper

      September 5, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      I live in San Diego. I’m also a small grower . I grow orgsnic medical cannibis , I’ve been growing cannibis for over35 years . Any one looking for a primary care person in sd country hit me up . Thank John

      • Rhonda

        September 8, 2014 at 1:59 pm

        How wonderful!! Please do these in San Diego!!

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