The Hemptons: Where Hemp Meets Hospitality in Upstate New York

Episode 48: This week we talk to Vanessa Villanova and Suzie Eckhart, the founders of The Hemptons Farm, an organic hemp farm in Chatham, New York, near the Massachusetts border.

But it’s more than a hemp farm. It’s also a getaway retreat center where guests can stay to relax, rejuvenate, and generally chill out in the country side. It’s a 70-acre choose-your-own adventure where you can help out with the farm chores, eat good food, or just hang out in the hemp. This is where industrial hemp meets hospitality.

We hear about the challenges that these first time farmers faced as they developed their business model and planted their first hemp seeds.

Links form the Episode:

The Hemptons Farm

https://thehemptons.com/

Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Hemp Insurance

https://www.farmers.gov/manage/hemp

Hawai'i Destroys Half of 2019 Hemp Crop

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/08/26/hawaii-news/hawaii-hemp-growers-are-having-to-destroy-their-plants-because-of-high-thc-levels/

2019 Pennsylvania Hemp Summit

http://teampa.com/pahempsummit/