Vermontijuana cannabis farm tours are unique, interactive experiences for small groups and 21+ individuals that bring you directly to legal cannabis farms where you’ll meet the growers, learn the basics of how we cultivate our cannabis, and experience the environment and atmosphere that makes Vermontijuana cannabis unique.
No two grows are the same, and we presently offer two unique tour locations in the ‘Northeast Kingdom’ region of Vermont. Minutes from Kingdom Trails and Burke Mountain, Off Piste Farm in Sutton features Friday evening and select Saturday tours. A few miles of dirt road away from the world-famous Parker Pie Co. and 20 minutes from Bread & Puppet Theater Company, Vermontijuana Farmstead in Irasburg features Sunday tours.
Each tour includes round-trip transportation and lasts approximately two hours. No individuals under the age of 21 years old are allowed to participate – no exceptions for babies, infants, or any other circumstances. IDs will be required for any younger participants before departing the respective meeting place.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The tour begins at the designated location — either Mike’s Tiki Bar or the Parker Pie Co. — with a brief orientation, during which we’ll fill out paperwork, check ID’s, give everyone a preview of what-to-expect, and make sure everyone is properly-equipped.
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 a simplified breakdown of how CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids and natural compounds interact with the human brain and body.
Upon arriving at the licensed cultivation facility, you’ll be greeted by the head cultivator(s) — either Farmer Ben and his partner Meg or Eli Harrington — and we’ll discuss the basics of how the cannabis plant is germinated, planted, treated, harvested, and processed as we tour the fields and greenhouses. You’ll be invited to ask questions and take pictures 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 roughly 30 minutes of free time to walk the grounds, enjoy a complimentary beverage, meet the chickens, photograph the plants, and talk cannabis with your hosts and fellow guests.
A $10 discount is available at check-out to any/all guests who are:
- Year-Round Residents of Vermont
- Military Veterans
- Registered Medical Cannabis Patients/Caregivers
- Over the age of 65 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. We absolutely can not and will not ‘gift’ you cannabis samples or sell you unlicensed cannabis.
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.
Your ticket includes round-trip transportation to the cultivation facility via Butler’s Family Auto, a locally-owned family bus service. Driving yourself or meeting at the cultivation facility is not an option.
What to bring
- Comfortable footwear you can get muddy
- Extra layer of clothing
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 originated and 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.
$10 cash rebate for: year-round residents of Vermont, military veterans, and guests over the age of 65