Organically grown in Tennessee, USA
Our story begins with a beautiful piece of land on the Holston River in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
I was blessed to grow up here and blessed once again to help raise one of the most magical plants of all time in this fertile, ancient soil.
In 2019 — with a combined force consisting of myself, my sweetheart Eric Davis, my father, and Grainger County tomato farmer Randall Pierce — we put out our first 20 acres of federally legal hemp (cannabis sativa) at Riverplains Farm.
After living in Colorado for nearly two years (and Nashville again for a year before that), as of early 2019 I had been away from this land for a few seasons. I wasn’t sure when or why I would return to live again on the farm where I grew up, and where I had spent most of my 30’s raising laying hens, milking Jersey cows and growing organic vegetables (to name a few things). In 2009 I had returned from pursuing a music career in Nashville with a genuine thirst to learn the homesteading arts, while my love for the land led me to work with my family in turning our efforts toward 100% non-toxic farming. Years of conventional growing had left its scars on our river bottom fields. We stopped leasing to farmers who sprayed chemicals and we began growing our own heirloom corn, organically. What a heresy in these parts!
All to say, after living in the West for a spell, I knew the stage had been set for a completely new venture in farming here. Hemp (for CBD) is a crop that demands organic farming practices in soil untainted by chemical residue, and our fields by the river had been spared any chemicals whatsoever for over a decade. (Studies have shown that the hemp plant literally “cleans up” soil, absorbing into its own system anything toxic.)
After ongoing discussions with my father throughout the winter, by June 2019 I was living back on the farm with a state license to legally raise our first hemp crop; lucky for me and for the entire project, my love Eric Davis had joined me here. Eric has helped manage every step of the process with grounded expertise, and with supreme care for the plants themselves. Although we encountered some fairly severe obstacles and setbacks, we ultimately raised a healthy, abundant crop (with the percentage of CBD testing at nearly 20%, higher than we even expected). What an incredible learning experience it has been for us all.
The social, political and economic climate around so-called industrial hemp continues to fluctuate and change. Regardless of laws, regulations or nomenclature, these amazing plants are clearly here to help us. The “Cherry Wine” variety we grew bloomed their hearts out and gave us all the flower they could. We want to share their beautiful medicine, and have begun our small-batch product line to do just that.
HEMP AS MEDICINE
What are the benefits of incorporating organic hemp into your health regime? The slightest bit of research on the web can yield overwhelming results. The sheer volume of companies
selling various products, extracted in various ways, can be confusing to say the least. However, it is indisputable that countless people are finding relief from pain, anxiety, depression, nausea, insomnia — among many other ailments — from taking Hemp CBD (Cannabidiol) in one form or another.
The fact that we each are equipped with our own inner Endocannabinoid System (ECS), something not discovered until the 1990’s and still not entirely understood, means that our bodies contain a biological system capable of interacting with the hemp plant’s active chemical compounds. It turns out the ECS helps fine-tune most of our vital physiological functions. Miraculously, it promotes
homeostasis across all major body systems ensuring that all systems work in concert with one another (affecting everything from sleep, appetite, inflammation, reproduction, etc). It is our belief that the hemp plant imparts the most benefits when it is kept in its WHOLE form, providing the FULL SPECTRUM of active molecules.
ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS
Whole-plant medicine is an ancient tradition we seek to honor by offering only products made with the whole hemp flower. First and foremost, we offer the trimmed, cured hemp flower itself. Bioavailability is highest from smoking the hemp plant.
***Our hemp is well under the current federal limit of Delta-9 THC, testing at 0.013%. There is no psychoactive “high” associated with smoking federally legal hemp.***
The ingestible Full Spectrum CBD Hemp oil that we offer (using a base of organic, fractionated coconut (MCT) oil), is made entirely with our whole hemp flower. Our 2 ounce bottle contains 550 mg of full spectrum CBD (and no detectable THC). As a dosage, we recommend starting with 2- 4 droppers per day, the equivalent of approximately 20 - 40mg CBD. Many people find dividing the dosage and taking in a consistent manner, such as each morning and evening, yield the best results. Especially if you are on prescribed medications, please discuss with your health provider before including CBD into your personal regimen.
Our Hemp Flower Body Balm is made in a similar fashion with whole hemp flower in a base of organic coconut oil, with 100% pure beeswax and organic essential oils added. Again, there is an ancient tradition of infusing whole medicinal herbs in oil for therapeutic use. This salve can be used for face, lips, hands, dry skin and eczema patches, joint pain, sore muscles, as a general massage oil, and as an all-over body elixir.
In addition to purchasing the whole flower itself, we offer individual pre-rolls and small boxes of filtered pre-rolls, made with natural paper and biodegradable corn cob filters. And, organic, gluten-free chocolate CBD Truffles are available upon request!
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We thank you for your support!
Jennifer Jane Niceley