Humboldt Local, Inc. and Trim Scene Solutions present the season’s first Casual Crop eXchange Sunday, April 30, at the Trim Scene Solutions store in Redway. The Casual Crop eXchange is Humboldt County’s premier Cannabis farmer’s market. The all ages event brings together educational speakers, equipment demos, local artists, fundraising for local non-profits, great food and a bounty of locally grown produce (of both the Cannabis and non-Cannabis variety). The alcohol-free event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the $5 entry fee goes to Community Cornerstone, a group dedicated to providing training and opportunities for adults with disabilities in Northern Mendocino and Southern Humboldt Counties.
What differentiates the Casual Crop eXchange from other farmer’s markets is the addition of a dedicated 215 area where you’ll find an array of local Cannabis products, a 215 doctor on site and a vendor-supplied dab bar. 215 area attendees can even vote in the Casual Cup extract and flower competition! All leftover meds from the competition will be donated to the Humboldt Local, Inc., Compassionate Care Program for Seniors, Veterans and eligible patients. Entrance is 21+ and requires a valid 215 card.
The April Casual Crop eXchange has scheduled educational speakers on a variety of topics. Casey O’Neil of Happy Day Farms, Emerald Grown and California Growers Association will give a political update on the state of legal Cannabis in California. Indra, holder of the patent on Closed Loop Extraction using solvents, will talk about the history of the process. And Luke Moser, Laboratory manager at CW Analytical (a cannabis testing lab in Oakland), will speak on pesticide and microbiology testing.
The event also features “Demo Row” where attendees can watch product get trimmed, kiefed and pressed with professional, state-of-the-art industrial equipment. This is especially helpful to small farmers as they can see how everything works before making an investment in a trimming machine or a rosin press. The April presentations include Resin Ranch Extraction demoing their static electricity Dry Sift technique, which sifts resin heads to 99.9% purity without the use of solvents or ice, Purge Labs’ Closed Loop basic operation and safety meeting, Soul Evolution Enterprise’s Bubble Hash making demo and Dia Damon of Nomad’s Landing doing a Korean Natural Farming Fermented Plant Juice making demo.. The dedicated Trim Scene Solutions staff are available throughout the day to answer questions about products and services available in the store.
And if that’s not enough, the April Casual Crop eXchange also features live music from DamShane and Gnarlock. Red Nose Glass will do a live glass blowing demo and Humboldt Vibe Tribe will paint a mural live. So be sure to join us on April 30th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All it takes is a $5 donation to enjoy our community’s best crops of all kinds! The event is all ages but the 215 area is 21+. NO DOGS ALLOWED. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at the eXchange. And until then, keep it casual!