Lee Crabtree and The Old Hemp Farmer (Harold Jarboe) are third generation farmers from Middle Tennessee who started Tennessee Homegrown, or TN Homegrown for short. Now in their 6th year of hemp farming, Tennessee Homegrown grows cannabis that is naturally rich in CBD. This certified cultivar has responded wonderfully to the conditions in Middle Tennessee and produces truly superior Hemp flowers.
Tennessee Homegrown farms on pasture land that once was home to free range cattle therefore retaining its biological activity. Lee and The Old Hemp Farmer believe that any hemp crop that will feed people or animals should be grown without using insecticides, herbicides or micro-biocides.
“We feel as though it is important that all fertilizers and amendments used are organic in addition with lactose probiotics (raw milk). This ideal combination of Sun, soil and organic fertilizer results in seedless hemp flowers of a superb quality” says Jarboe, “Then the naturally farmed seedless hemp flowers are harvested by hand at peak maturity”.
Lee and The Old Hemp Farmer take pride in that their seedless buds are harvested at peak bloom. This means daily looking at the trichomes with a microscope to see when they are at peak maturity, then and only then are these Hemp flowers harvested. Once harvested, TN Homegrown cures and processes their freerange sun kissed, naturally grown, seedless hemp. Their method of curing ensures that the beautiful, seedless hemp flowers are slowly dried instead of drying quickly as possible. This slow drying enables the sugars in the buds to break down enough to release complex flavors, while retaining as much terpenes as possible. Through this process, Tennessee Homegrown ensures that their hemp and hemp products are superior.
After drying and curing, these seedless buds are quickly stored at a controlled temperature in airtight containers. When Tennessee Homegrown decided to process their Hemp crop themselves, Lee and The Old Hemp Farmer investigated several methods that are performed by a majority of the hemp industry but each method had drawbacks. Over a period of months, trying each method, TN Homegrown eventually settled on a techniques that was perfected by Benedictine Monks in the late 13th century using lipids (oils) and Ethanol. Much to their delight, these techniques made a superior product that tastes great and works remarkable well. These techniques also fit well with Lee and The Old Hemp Farmer’s philosophy of using time honored traditions to make simple, wholesome products that can be used as food and as medicine. “This is why at Tennessee Homegrown; we’re more farm than pharmacy.”
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