Vermontijuana Hemp Farm Tour

You and your small group of up to 8 participants will be picked up at Mike’s Tiki Bar in East Burke, Vermont driven to Off Piste Farm, an organic hemp farm located in Sutton, Vermont., roughly 15 minutes from the Tiki Bar. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history and present laws of legal cannabis in Vermont, the difference between hemp and marijuana, the basics of the Endocannabinoid system and how CBD and THC work.

Upon arriving at the registered hemp farm, you’ll be greeted by Farmer Ben and his partner Meg and given an interactive presentation that details how CBD cannabis aka hemp is germinated, planted, treated, harvested, and processed as we tour the fields and greenhouses. You’ll be invited to ask questions and take pictures — but no videos — as we both show and tell you how cannabis plants grow in Vermont, and describe the process of planting, tending, harvesting, and processing legal cannabis on the farm.

At the conclusion of the farm show-and-tell, we will provide guests with snacks and beverages, along with roughly 30 minutes of free time to enjoy complimentary samples of Off Piste Farm’s certified organic CBD flower (smokable joints) and CBD tincture and walk the grounds, enjoy a complimentary beverage, meet the animals, photograph the plants, and talk cannabis with your hosts and fellow guests.

There will be Off Piste Farm certified organic CBD hemp flower and tincture available for purchase, along with other seasonal farm specialty products. Around 6:00pm, we’ll gather the group and guests will be driven back to Mike’s Tiki Bar, where you’ll arrive no later than 6:30pm.

On the tour, a $10 cash rebate will be given to any/all guests who are:

  • Year-Round Residents of Caledonia, Orleans, or Essex Counties
  • Military Veterans
  • Over the age of 55 years old

What else you should know:

All participants in this tour must be at least 21 years of age and must sign waivers affirming they will follow all relevant state and local laws regarding the use of cannabis, including CBD.

What we’’ll provide:

We’ll have a cooler stocked with a variety of locally-produced Vermont craft beers and beverages for our guests to enjoy, along with water.

Transportation:

Your ticket includes round-trip transportation for groups of up to eight (8) participants who will be picked up at a common meeting place and/or private location (for full groups) in a ‘mini-bus’ style shuttle. Due to COVID-19 restrictions — and common sense — only 50% occupancy of the vehicle is allowed, meaning 2020 tours are limited to eight (8) total participants.

What to bring

  • Comfortable footwear you can get muddy
  • Extra layer of clothing

Where you’ll be:

Our group will meet at Mike’s Tiki Bar 44 Belden Hill Rd East Burke, Vermont 05832 — look for your tour guide and driver Eli wearing a tie-dye tee-shirt and sporting a big beard. After a brief orientation and signing of waivers, the group will load the van and travel approximately 15 minutes to Off Piste Farm, a certified organic farm located in Sutton, Vermont.

Guest requirements

Up to Eight (8) guests ages 21 and up may attend. Guests must be year-round residents, have traveled from designated zones (per Vermont ACCD guidelines) or have complied with all Vermont quarantine guidelines.

What to bring

Comfortable footwear you can get muddy

About your tour guide

Eli Harrington is an eighth-generation Vermonter and alumnus of Brandeis University who joined the legal cannabis community full-time in 2015 as the founder of Vermontijuana blog, and shortly after, co-founded “Heady Vermont” in early 2016 as a digital media outlet and cannabis events company. He has coordinated over 50 legal cannabis events in Vermont impacting over 10,000 attendees, ranging from hemp farmers markets to founding and coordinating the Vermont Hemp Fest; Vermont Cannabis Convention; and The Headies…thus far. 

As an event host, MC, and former international diplomacy professional, Eli is an experienced group leader. As a trusted advocate for the cannabis community and friend to the farmer, Eli connects visitors to the small family hemp farmers and artisans who make the Vermont cannabis community so special and unique.

COST: $79

$10 cash rebate for:  residents of Caledonia, Orleans, and Essex Counties, military veterans, and guests over the age of 55

NOTE: In 2020, participation is limited to year-round Vermont residents due to COVID concerns