From time to time I hear this question, and at first glance the answer might seem to be: “of course you can buy CBD on Amazon – you can buy everything on Amazon.” But wait just a minute – CBD is actually on Amazon’s list of restricted products, right beside THC. Although the 2018 Farm […]
The Harvest is In!
Once again, it’s that time of the season when we celebrate the great abundance of hemp harvest. It’s been an exceptional year for the hemp, showing amazing resilience in the face of frequent and often heavy rain. Now we are benefiting from the fruits…flowers??…of our labor, though, if we’re being honest, the plants do most […]
You should be able to throw a squirrel through the middle
As a cultivator and caretaker of fruit trees, one of the more interesting metrics I’ve encountered regarding pruning is that one should be able to toss a cat through the center of a trimmed tree without them bumping into any branches as they pass through. Since hemp plants are smaller than fruit trees, we decided […]
Why don’t we till the soil?
Humans have developed an extraordinary capacity to greatly alter our landscape. Does that mean that we should? Where does our responsibility lie as visitors on this magnificent planet? As usual, we learn from the deep and extraordinary intelligence of nature. Disruption does occur on a broad spectrum in our natural world. It could be as […]
Cover Cropping for Earth Care
Ah, Spring in Vermont. 70 degrees one day. Eight inches of heavy wet snow a couple days after that. Sprinkle in a little sideways hail with some high winds yesterday and a feathery light snow this morning. The Earth is shaking off her winter slumber, trying on some different weather outfits and gearing up for […]
A peek into our post-harvest process
There are so many ways to do things and exponentially more to interpret what’s been done. Even with our intentions to keep our process and products deliberately simple, we’re amazed by the number of choices each one still demands. Our promise to you is that we will be clear and forthright about our decisions in […]
Why Don’t We Winterize our CO2 Oil?
For the CBD geeks out there, this blog post from our processor, Kria Botanicals, explains the process that makes our oil what it is. https://www.kriabotanicals.com/blog/why-dont-we-winterize
A wonderfully humorous and honest piece about Bravo by Matt Maranian (Boing Boing)
Not all CDB drops are created equal: I found the best
Bravo CBD Drops are top ranking oils on CBD Validator
CBD Validator is a project of CBD Advanced Sciences, an independent third-party site that has tested over 2000 CBD products. “The goal of the company is to provide consumers with independent, unbiased info about CBD products,” explains Dr. Robert Portman, founder of CBD Advanced Sciences. What does this mean for you? We consider it a […]
Vermont Public Radio Features Bravo Botanicals
VPR did a feature story on Bravo Botanicals, CBD, and growing hemp in Guilford, Vermont called “Vermont Hemp Growers, Processors Look Back On A Season Of Lessons Learned”.