Hemp Hemp Hooray for Blue Forest Farms: Local Farm Partners with the Colorado Hemp Project

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It was a morning in late June, around 5:30am, sunrise just approaching the horizon as I took off from Denver and headed north up I-25 for a much-anticipated visit to Blue Forest Farms. This wasn’t your typical tour through a local farm—this family farm is special, and has dedicated 25 acres of their land to team up with the Colorado Hemp Project! My early morning visit was planned so I would arrive around the same time as the farmers and transplanting team, and be able to watch them place plants that were about 8-10 inches in height into the fertile land. The beaming sun made for warm conditions, hence their work hours of 6am to noon.

Blue Forest Farms
Blue Forest Farms

Having never experienced a hemp grow at the planting stage, I truly had no idea what to expect in terms of execution when I saw the open 25 acres and a large semi-truck filled with flower beds of hemp plants. After being educated on the steps by hemp master Dani Fontaine of the Colorado Hemp Project, I found their plan to be simple and logical. The owner and head farmer of BFF, Dave, drove a tractor that had a tilted two-seat attachment in the back, and a tray in front.

Blue Forest Farms
Blue Forest Farms

The attachment held two farmers of the BFF team, both holding trays of hemp plants in front of them. As the tractor moved at a steady pace through each row in the field, the farmers on the attachment would carefully place a plant into the rows. As the tractor went along, a team of anywhere from 8 to 10 farmers followed behind on foot and placed the plants in the soil, making sure they were deep enough in the soil and standing upright. I visited on the first day of planting, and with their 6-hour shift system they finished the entire 25 acres within a week!

Blue Forest Farms
Blue Forest Farms

Blue Forest Farms works with the Colorado Hemp Project to obtain their seeds and/or clones due to their high quality and consistent genetics, which have been approved by the Department of Agriculture. A focus on high-terpene, fuller-spectrum CBD development is the mission here at Blue Forest Farms, and I simply cannot wait to revisit this field later in the season!


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