Have you ever wondered what a cannabis crop in one of the most legendary grow regions of the world looks like?
It’s probably like nothing you’ve ever experienced: weed as far as your eyesight can go, the buds emanating their unique smells and contrasting against beautiful sunsets, the sound of plants swinging with the wind.
What’s even more magical and breathtaking than the grow itself is the harvest season, when the plants are at their best. For outdoor grows in the U.S., this usually takes place between October and November. According to Green Market Report, approximately 80% to 85% of the legal cannabis industry’s outdoor cannabis is harvested during this brief period of time.
The ‘Croptober’ Contest
Now you have the opportunity to experience the famous “Croptober” festival in Humboldt County, California, first hand.
Cannadips – Courtesy Photo
Cannadips, a company that makes hemp-derived CBD pouches to help people quit tobacco, is pulling back the Redwood curtain and inviting 10 lucky people to check out the upcoming cannabis harvest. The tour will have attendees visiting multiple grow operations in a day: from Xotic Flavorz, Ridgeline Farms and Humboldt 36 Farms, to CannaCountry Farms, Arcata Fire and Ammo Brand.
A total of 4 winners of the Croptober Getaway Sweepstakes contest will be picked every 2 weeks between May 1st and June 30. One last winner will be announced on June 30, and selected through an Instagram competition where the author of the best photo posted using the #Croptober2021 hashtag will win a free trip to Humboldt.
All winners will get a plus one for the trip, taking the total number of guests to ten.
A Special Occasion
According to Case Mandel, co-founder of Cannadips, the fact that his product is being sold at more than 6000 stores nationwide makes his brand the largest CPG brand hailing from Humboldt County.
Kushmintz cannabis grown in Humboldt – Xotic Flavorz
“We take that seriously and are using our brand as a vehicle to create exposure to the other amazing innovators and craftsmen from our region who put cannabis and Humboldt on the map,” he said.
And Mandel takes his company’s Humboldt identity very seriously.
“Croptober is so special to us: It is welcoming people into our region to experience something that has been illegal for the last 50+ years, and showing them not another monocropped field in Southern California, but high-quality artisan Humboldt sun grown cannabis.”
Cody King, founder Xotic Flavorz, one of the farms people will visit during the tour, added, “I’ve been around cannabis since birth in Southern Humboldt. Our community has been of secrecy and artisan innovation. We didn’t take the risk for the last few generations to let corporate cannabis steal our thunder. We are excited to partner with Cannadips and show people across the country how amazing Humboldt and the cannabis culture really is.”
Below is an itinerary for the contest winners:
- October 15: Winners fly in.
- October 16: All-day Cannabis tours with Xotic Flavorz, Ridgeline Farms, Humboldt 36 Farms, CannaCountry Farms, Arcata Fire, Ammo Brand.
- October 16: Concert at Arcata Theater Lounge led by Deejay Theory and a surprise headliner.
- October 17: A tour of the region’s redwoods, rivers and beaches, and a cookout at the Cannadips facility.
- October 18: Attendees fly back home.
Jason Gellman, founder of Ridgeline Farms – Courtesy Photo
Flights to and from Humboldt, the stay at the historic Hotel Arcata, food, drinks and cannabis are included in the prize.
You can register following this link.
“I’ve been running in the hills of Humboldt since 2009. To be able to make the transition to the legal industry and then create a leading national CPG brand rooted in this region is an honor. We are coming full-circle in now being able to be a vehicle to our consumers and provide them access to the amazing cultivators and manufacturers that have made this region famous. It’s the Emerald Triangle baby, we are polishing it and letting it shine,” Mandel concluded.
“From the old days of working the hills behind locked gates to Croptober and bringing in consumers across the country- it has been one insane transformation.”
A cannabis farm in Humboldt – MatCa Films
Lead photo: MatCa Films.
This article was originally published on Forbes and appears here with permission.
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