Know Your Farmer: Pete’s Greens

Know Your Farmer: Pete's Greens

Where do we grow our hemp? We partner with Pete’s Greens to grow the hemp we use to make our products on 70 acres of pristine farmland in Craftsbury, Vermont. Our hemp crop is USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, pesticide free and sustainably grown using our own proprietary seed stock. Clean soil, water and fresh Vermont air makes for clean hemp, and that’s the key to crafting clean cannabinoids that you can feel good about using every day.

Pete Johnson has been growing vegetables for most of his life and has been selling them for just as long. Today, Pete’s Greens is one of Vermont’s largest-scale growers with a CSA that gets delivered to 25 sites across the state. He’s also a strong, respected voice within the national organic community.

Know Your Farmer | Pete’s Greens Vermont | Real Organic Project

Pete believes whole-heartedly that as more Vermonters eat locally, we will become healthier as communities and as individuals. By deciding to eat locally you support thousands of small producers such as creameries, cheesemakers, slaughterhouses, butchers, bakeries, sauerkraut makers, and of course vegetable farmers. Foods grown locally and in-season are also more nutritious and taste better, and eating them connects us to our place and to our present time of year. Local food production is interesting work that makes a great career and creates a fine quality of life here in Vermont, keeping our agricultural economy an important part of our culture. And, by supporting local producers, you invest your food dollars directly into your community.

Local food production is interesting work that makes a great career and creates a fine quality of life here in Vermont, keeping our agricultural economy an important part of our culture.

Pete Johnson, Organic Farmer

In addition to hemp, Pete’s Greens grow about 200 varieties of vegetables on over 300 acres of land. His selection of organic produce includes all your standards as well as interesting and unique specialty vegetables with an emphasis on baby greens, heirloom tomatoes, and root crops.

Pete Johnson is involved with the Real Organic Project in Vermont. The Real Organic Project is a farmer-led movement created to distinguish soil-grown and pasture-raised products under USDA organic. In response to the lack of enforcement of some vital USDA Organic standards to protect soil health and animal welfare, organic farmers rallied together to fight to protect the integrity of the organic label. Learn more about Pete’s important work of the Real Organic Project here.

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