Farming and Processing


Does your flower ever leave the farm for processing?

No. We do every step of the process ourselves, on our farm. From the seed all the way through to the retail packaging. We do not hire anything out. We believe it is too important to the end product to not have complete control of the entire process.

Do you hand trim your flower?

Yes we do. At the moment it appears to be the only way to get a consistent trim across all our flowers. We want to make sure that you know exactly what you are going to get when you open one of our tins.

Why do your buds look the way they do?

We prefer a bit looser trim than some other farms. We believe there is medicinal value in the sugar leaves and so we choose to leave a bit more of them on the buds. Every one of our flower cans is over 3.6grams so we throw in a little extra for those that don’t feel like they should have to pay for the sugar leaves. 

Why are there no huge buds?

A lot of the weight in the larger buds is in the stem. There is no medicinal value in the stems and we don’t think you should be paying for them. You remove them when you use the product anyway, so we break the buds down in to smaller units with much less stem weight.

How consistent are your cans?

Very. We go to great lengths to make sure every can is as similar as possible to the next. Each can will be at the same moisture content. And each can will have roughly the same number of small, medium and large buds. We spend a lot of time sorting them and hand packaging them to ensure this. However, this is a natural product and no two cans are identical.

Are your products organic?

We are very glad you asked. (If you aren’t satisfied after reading this please contact Ben at ben@schoppee.com. He is completely absorbed in producing the purest products out there and simply being “organic” isn’t nearly enough). Our farm is certified organic and our flower is grown adhering to the organic practices required for vegetables. The most difficult standard to meet. Currently our flower is not “certified” organic. But with the passage of the 2018 farm bill the door is now open for the flower to be certified and it will be for the 2020 season. 

Our farm has been in our family for nearly 200 years. Not only are there never any pesticides, herbicides, industrial fertilizers or other nasty things on our fields but there never has been. Ever. 

Did you know that in order to achieve an organic certification you only need to report the activity on your fields for the past 3 years? So you could have sprayed pesticides four years ago all you wanted and your crop could still be certified organic? On the Schoppee Farm this has never been done. There is absolutely no pesticides in our product, residual or otherwise.