Hemp Is Growing on Town-Owned Land

Easton Grows, a state-licensed hemp producer leading a pilot program for regenerative farming and sustainability, has become Connecticut’s first hemp producer to cultivate on municipally-owned land.

Easton Grows, owned by Easton residents Jeff Becker and Dwight Senior and two partners, has launched a pilot program in partnership with the Town of Easton. One of its goals is to provide a place for local farmers to come together and learn how to sustainably farm the hemp crop with intention for commercialization.

Becker and Senior are partnering with Griff Conti, a cannabis and hemp industry professional who owns Franny’s Farmacy of Westport, and Christopher Verni, owner and operator of Northwest Cultivation, a state-licensed organic hemp nursery and farm in Sharon.

Through its community-driven initiatives, Easton Grows is designed to become a cultivation center, healing garden, and a destination for agrotherapy. The one-acre plot of land at 22 South Park Avenue used by Easton Grows is leased through the Town of Easton, where 20% of Easton Grows’ profits are donated to reinvest back into the community.

“It’s an exciting time to be an early mover in Connecticut’s evolving hemp industry. My partners and I set out on this endeavor with the Town of Easton as a force behind education, health and wellness, and land preservation. We believe Easton Grows and the hemp we cultivate will be the driving force behind preserving this beautiful land in a farming community that needs an economic lift to keep it flourishing,” said Conti.

Easton Grows hemp flower is exclusively available at Franny’s of Westport at 31 Church Ln, Westport, CT. The company’s Gold Coast Special Reserve Hemp flower is grown locally outdoors using organic farming practices. Through the month of October, the artisan growers of Easton Grows are performing hand-trimming demonstrations from 2 to 5 p.m. daily at Franny’s of Westport. 

To learn more about Easton Grows you can follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eastongrows/

To read more about the partnership between the Town of Easton and Easton Grows in the Easton Courier click here.

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