At Smoky Flower Farm™, we grow all of our cannabis for Drops. Our farm is the reason we are able to make premium products so affordable.

On our farm, we embrace the benefits of the outdoors – sustainability, efficiency, and plant resilience. These are the same principles that guided our 30 years’ experience as vintners in the Willamette Valley. Today, they are what make Smoky Flower Farm™ one of Oregon’s premier cannabis grows.

Leaf samples are sent for lab analysis to determine nutrient needs. We then develop fertilizing programs for each strain individually, in real time. Smoky Flower Farm, Oct. 2020

Our Harvest Process

All of our cannabis is flash-frozen and processed into Live Rosin – a full spectrum extract.
By freezing our crop immediately upon harvest, we preserve the plant in its freshest state. Using dry ice, our cannabis is frozen within minutes, then stored at -20˚F until the time of extraction.
Flash-freezing prevents plant material from decomposing and preserves terpenes that evaporate during traditional drying and curing processes.

Sun Grown, In the Earth

Our farming philosophy is to develop a bustling ecosystem in our soils, where microbes can break down organic fertilizers and beneficial bugs protect our plants from pests.
To avoid disturbing soil habitats, we layer rather than till. We plant cover crops to provide new habitats, nutrients, and aeration. All of our fertilizers are naturally derived, as well as our pest and disease control – consisting of chicken manure, compost tea, and essential oils such as cinnamon.

Daikon radishes, fava beans, and other cover crops break up soil with their deep roots. Smoky Flower Farm, May, 2021.

Chickens are excellent gardeners, eating bugs, scraping the soil, and leaving behind almost everything the plant needs. Smoky Flower Farm, Sept. 2020.

Modeled after our vineyards, wide aisles and strong trellising make for ideal sun exposure and material handling. Smoky Flower Farm, Sept. 2020.

Benefits of Outdoor Farming

Decades of prohibition forced most cannabis cultivation indoors, where sunlight, soil and wind must all be replicated using energy-intensive artificial methods. Beyond carbon emissions and economy, there are numerous benefits to growing outdoors.
Exposure to the outdoors encourages plants to build up their defenses. Trunks grow strong to withstand variable winds, and plants produce terpenes to fend off pests and disease.
Maximum sun exposure is key to any excellent crop. Sunlight not only contains a broader spectrum of rays than grow lights but, since it is a distant light source, its energy is distributed evenly, encouraging bud development across the whole plant.

@dropscandies