springdale farm hemp & cbd
Springdale Farm obtained a state license and started growing hemp in 2019. Our first hemp crop was grown at the request of a processor who understood the benefits of local organic agriculture. We are growing hemp again this season and are happy to provide our own locally-grown high-quality CBD products to our customers and CSA members.
You can find CBD (what is CBD?) products everywhere these days, but it's often hard to tell where they come from and if the quality can be trusted. Currently the industry is minimally regulated and some hemp extracts can contain pesticide and fertilizer residues, heavy metals, solvents, and toxins due to the soil, the growing practices, or the methods used in the processing and extracting of the oil. Other products may not have much CBD in them at all or have sub-par quality.
springdale farm hemp extract
We think our hemp extract is special for several reasons:
It comes from our USDA certified organically-grown hemp plants, which we grow on the same land (and greenhouses!) that we grow our vegetables on.
It is cold-press extracted. Read more about extraction methods on our FAQ page.
It is local. We have control over the whole process from starting the hemp plants, to growing, harvesting, drying, and hand-trimming them. Overseeing the extraction and bottling process and then offering them to you!
You can find all of our CBD products on our online store.
Learn more about CBD and hemp on our FAQ page!
Peter in the hemp fields
We have been growing organic vegetables since 1988, and have applied all that we have learned towards our hemp production. All of our hemp is USDA certified organically-grown, which means there are no toxic chemicals, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers in our soils or used on our plants.
The hemp plants start off in our special growing chamber where we can control the moisture, humidity and light levels. After 4 weeks the hemp plants are re-potted and brought into the greenhouse where they stay until we plant them out into the field.
The hemp plants are planted in the field around the end of May and take 3-4 months to mature depending on the weather that season.
baby hemp plants in growing chamber
hemp plants ready to be planted
cultivating between the hemp rows
harvesting and processing
During the fall when the plants are mature we harvest them whole and hang them to dry until to moisture level is low enough to trim.
The plants are then hand-trimmed (lots of work!) to remove the leaves and stems (which do not produce much CBD). The resulting plant material, also known as bio-mass, is then stored in sealed containers until we are ready to press it into oil.
The processing of our bio-mass is done at a facility in Wauwatosa that has a cold-press. We believe the best way to extract everything beneficial in our plants is to use the cold-press method. You can read more about extraction methods on our FAQ page.
harvesting the mature hemp plants
Bernadette in the hemp plants
You can find all of our CBD products on our online store: