Tag: Craft

7 Points Oregon: Partnered With Kind Leaf

7 Points Oregon is a craft, Clean Green Certified, indoor cultivation facility based in Portland, Oregon

7 Points Oregon cultivates with the intention to elevate the potential of their Cannabis plants with emphasis on top-tier quality and environmental sustainability. They utilize only organic plant based nutrients with a targeted focus on terpene expression.

The top 3 factors that the team at 7 Points Oregon takes into consideration when cultivating their award-winning cannabis are:

THE ENVIRONMENT

In order to ensure the level of quality 7 Points Oregon built their name on, they design all aspects of their production environment to the highest possible standards. Exerting control over each minor environmental detail allows for perfection during the key stages of flower development, allows for pest mitigation and lowers the carbon footprint produced from Cannabis cultivation.

ORGANIC INPUTS

Robert Elam, founder of 7 Points Oregon has always prioritized quality over quantity throughout every stage of production, utilizing only Organic inputs, namely “Veganics.” 7 Points also adheres to strict pest and fungal control protocols so as not to utilize damaging chemical inputs so many farms are forced to turn to.

LOVE

A genuine company belief is that from seed to harvest, the single most important factor in growing great cannabis is giving the plants every bit of the TLC they need to become the state’s next favorite cultivar.

Growing with Veganics.

“Veganics” is a style of farming that utilizes only organic plant based nutrients during cultivation. Plant based nutrients are easily broken down and readily available for the uptake by the plant. The intention is to elevate the potential of each of the different plants with emphasis on quality while providing an ultra clean product that promotes spectacular palates and aromas. Practicing “Veganic” cultivation methodology requires not only the removal of any chemical fertilizer, pesticide, and herbicide from use in or around the facility, but also products containing animal-based additives such as manure fertilizers and animal byproduct-containing soil amendments.

It has been shown that animal residues breakdown slowly in soil. After a Cannabis plant metabolizes the available nutrients, animal residues remain. This affects the overall quality and can have a particularly noticeable effect on the flavor and aroma inherent in the finished product. Ensuring maximum nutrient bio-availability through the application of beneficial microbes, 7 Points Oregon maximizes palate and potency. The only bi-product of plant-based nutrient metabolism is a complex carbohydrate which is then consumed by microbes in the soil, continuing the cycle.

Veganic cultivation is dependent on soil teaming with microbes, bacteria and fungi that take part in a process resulting in 100% nutrient bio-availability. Soil nutrient bio-availability is a measure of the amount of consumable nutrient in the soil around a plant’s root system. Commonly purchased synthetic nutrients, and inorganic additives designed for Cannabis are comprised mostly of salts which demonstrate absorption rates as low as 20-25%. Maximizing the soil’s bio-availability is the key to unlocking the powers of veganic cultivation.

7 Points Oregon has demonstrated the ability to coax cultivars into expressing their genetic potential utilizing veganic methods with daily dedication and determination to protecting the plants and the environment. Currently the farmers are hard at work exploring new cultivars in a never ending pheno-hunt and carefully crafting the next generation of beloved Oregon strains such as Voyager 1, Moon Puppies, Sweet Relief OG and Future #1.

Three times 7 Points Oregon has taken home awards for their high quality flower, once they were awarded the title Oregon’s Best Producer. Their dedication to quality and craft has led them to align with companies like Willamette Valley Alchemy to produce derivative products like concentrates and extracts.

Since Kind Leaf opened in 2017, we have worked closely with 7 Points Oregon to be the exclusive provider of their award winning Cannabis flower in the Pendleton, Oregon area. We share many of the same values and ideals.

We currently feature Voyager 1, 26.25% THC, Future #1, 34.12% THC and a new cultivar, Peppermint Pie, 28.65% THC. You can also visit our online menu to explore more about 7 Points Oregon, or order for pick-up if you are in a hurry.

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Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Ave
Pendleton, Oregon
(541) 612-8588
http://www.kindleafpendleton.com

“Sour Diesel” A Kind Review by Janice Garrett

“Sour Diesel” cultivated by So Fresh Farms.
Photographed by Janice Garrett

Get revved up and ready for any occasion with Sour Diesel, a popular sativa that will take you on an unforgettable, wild ride.

Kind Leaf Pendleton carries top shelf “Sour Diesel” that is cultivated by SoFresh Farms in Canby, Oregon. SoFresh Farms is known in the cannabis industry for cultivating award winning, Clean Green Certified flower. It’s no surprise they killed it with the hard to cultivate, highly recognizable “Sour Diesel” that so many cannabis consumers have come to love.

Sour Diesel from SoFresh farms

Sour Diesel” became popular in the 90’s and ever since cannabis lovers have flocked to the energetic and extreme euphoric effects this strain provides. Each rip of ultra smooth flower gives you an intense cerebral high, letting you get lost in the creativity of your own mind. Worries seem to fade away while as “Sour Diesel” diminishes any stress that’s accumulated during the day.

Only laughter and good vibes are on the horizon with “Sour Diesel.” Stay elevated, energized, and uplifted and feel nothing but good vibes.

“Sour Diesel” cultivated by SoFresh is available at Kind Leaf Pendleton for $16.80 a gram while supplies last.

SoFresh Farms: Partnered with Kind Leaf

From Farm to Jar

In 2010 SoFresh farms formally began its journey to, “promote health through the regenerative cultivation and delivery of exceptional quality cannabis”.  Owners Michelle and Tyson Haworth first joined the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program as Patient and Grower after Michelle’s second back surgery a few years earlier. 

Unsatisfied with physicians’ constant promotion and wide acceptance of harmful opiate based prescription drugs, SoFresh seeks to cultivate and provide a more socially and environmentally healthy alternative. Their small family farm, located in the agriculturally rich North Willamette Valley, has established and maintained industry leading quality, social and environmental standards.

All SoFresh products are cultivated using minimal energy inputs; compostable and recyclable materials are given top priority. Waste is food, rain and de-humidification water is captured and stored on-site then used as the farm’s primary irrigation source.  Waste indoor cultivation heat is captured to provide heat for greenhouses. Worm castings and compost combine with locally sourced nutrients and no-till cultivation techniques to ensure mineral balance and biologically thriving soil.

Plant positive IPM programs are a key protocol, the farm relies on predatory pests, fungi and nematodes for the pest management blueprint. 100% locally owned and operated, SoFresh chooses to invest in coworker education, pay a living wage, provide healthcare benefits and retirement savings for its employees while also giving back to the local community.

SoFresh Cultivation Methods

Indoor Cultivation
The SoFresh indoor growing area uses a closed-loop system with low-till raised beds. They prefer to use double ended high-pressure sodium lights (HPS) but are always experimenting with new technology to promote increases in quality and yield while using less energy. The SoFresh standard is to create exceptional quality cannabis with the most efficient and bio-friendly systems possible.

Currently SoFresh utilizes a hybrid/closed-loop system with supplemental CO2, HVAC and fresh-air ventilation. During winter when it is cold outside the farmers use intake and exhaust instead of using air-conditioning to cool the room when the lights are on. This not only saves power but also replenishes the CO2 naturally. During the hot summer months, A/C is used to keep the temperature below 85 degrees which is important for keeping the more volatile terpenes from evaporating before they can be enjoyed.

HPS Supplemented Controlled Environment Greenhouse at SoFresh Farms

Growing Greenhouse
The favored growing environment at SoFresh farms is the greenhouse. There are a couple of greenhouses that are used to cultivate vegative and flowering plants. The light assist/light deprivation greenhouse produces the highest quality flowers available on the market while using less energy than a standard indoor room. There is something magical about the sun that plants prefer over only HPS or LED lights.

Tyson understands that full spectrum photo-biology plays an important part in the plants development and they have discovered plants that have the benefit of the sun and consistent HPS light when the sun doesn’t shine consistently produce the highest quality flowers at SoFresh farm.”

Sungrown Plants
SoFresh farms also cultivates premium sun-grown flower that ripens under the September and October sun. These cultivars are usually available in the winter and early spring. The long Oregon summer days grow big plants and create dense, potent flowers known for their vibrant dark colors, rich smell and intense flavors. To help protect SoFresh’s sun grown cannabis from the mold creating and terpene robbing rain and dew that is often present in the Pacific Northwest in the fall. Farm hands take the time to carefully thin and train the plants before building hoop houses over the flower for the last 4 to 6 weeks of ripening.

Vegetative immature plants in a SoFresh Greenhouse

Caring for Living Soil
SoFresh farms raised beds stand about two feet high on native soil and are composed of a mixture of peat moss, perlite/bio-char, worm castings and compost as well as small amounts of other balanced nutrients. The goal is to create a synergy between the plants and the soil. SoFresh Farms believes in a “living soil” by creating an environment that is perfect for both beneficial microbiological life and Cannabis plants. Their methods begin with inoculating the plants with mycorrhizae in the vegetative stage and continuously through the beginning of the flowering cycle. Tyson uses a combination of different organic methods to feed the plants on his farm. Among them, they brew their own teas and feed the soil where the beneficial bacteria break it down and make food for the plants.

The farm is regularly featured in magazine and news articles for the company’s leading social, environmental and political practices. In July of 2014 sofresh was among Oregon’s first batch of Clean Green Certified farms, a national cannabis industry version of USDA Organic certification. SoFresh continues to lead the way in developing regenerative farming systems focused on creating clean healthy cannabis while doing good for the local environment, people and economy.

SoFresh x Kind Leaf

From the day Kind Leaf opened its doors to the public, we have been the exclusive access point for SoFresh Farms flower and prerolls in the Pendleton area. We have partnered together to educate customers about the importance of organic, regenerative farming practices and proper care of Cannabis flower from farm to jar. Each batch of SoFresh flower is hand selected by the founders of Kind Leaf to ensure the best representation of sustainably farmed flower cultivated by SoFresh Farms is available on the shelves at Kind Leaf in Pendleton, Oregon.

One of our favorite SoFresh cultivars is Durban Poison. Other popular genetics from SoFresh are Betty Hayes, Dogwalker OG, Sweet Tooth and Veteran’s Kush. Visit our Leafly menu to keep up on what SoFresh Flower is arriving this harvest.

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Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Ave
Pendleton, Oregon
(541) 612-8588
http://www.kindleafpendleton.com

Kind Leaf Founder Selected to Judge Oregon High Times Cannabis Cup

High Times has announced that the world famous cannabis competition will be taking place in Portland, Oregon. This competition has been billed as “different” than Cannabis Cups of the past.

The Oregon High Times Cannabis Cup will be uniquely different than historical Cannabis Cups society has grown to love. Stepping away from the standard two or three-day festival, the Oregon Cannabis Cup will primarily focus on the fiery competition between licensed cannabis brands and farms in the state of Oregon, culminating in a one-day Awards Show – showcasing the beauty of Oregon skill and the craft produced within the state.

“The choice to have a smaller event was a conscious one. With the Oregon Cannabis Cup, High Times aims to celebrate the growers, processors, and businesses that make the Oregon cannabis scene great. High Times is excited to spotlight the hardworking people in the Beaver State and crown the best of the best in Oregon’s legal cannabis market.” High Times-

High Times Cannabis Cup Trophies

The event is slated to take place on Saturday October 26 in Portland’s North Warehouse, from 3pm to 6pm. The awards show takes place at 4:20pm. In the tradition of all High Times Cannabis Cups, there will be live music, vendors, and more. High Times has announced a select amount of VIP tickets are now available to purchase on CannabisCup.com!

Cannabis Cup judges have been selected by High Times staff from across the State of Oregon. Judges are deeply involved in the Cannabis industry, from Farmers, Processors, to Dispensary Owners and other Industry Professionals.

Kind Leaf in Pendleton, Oregon

Kind Leaf Pendleton founder, Brandon Krenzler (@Cannadad) has been chosen to participate in the competition as an esteemed judge. Kind Leaf houses Oregon’s largest selection of Cannabis products to choose from- providing a very expansive collection of quality and craft strains cultivated by Oregon’s best farms.

Stay tuned to find out which Oregon companies will win Oregon’s first High Times Cannabis Cup.

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Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Ave
Pendleton, Oregon
(541) 612-8588