If you go
What: Casual Crop eXchange, a cannabis farmers market
Where: Trim Scene Solutions, 1911 Barnett Road, Redway
When: April 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Casual Crop eXchange, Humboldt County’s cannabis farmers market, is kicking off the 2017 season in high gear on April 30.
The market, which takes place at Trim Scene Solutions in Redway, will include artists, vendors, multiple demonstrations, an arts and crafts area for children and a 215 area where visitors can try various products.
“It was inspired by some other cannabis farmers markets around the state,” said Joey Burger, the owner of Trim Scene Solutions, who said last year was the first time the eXchange was held.
Burger said the market allows consumers to know where their products come from.
“It’s an important thing, much like with our food, they want to know where it’s coming from,” he said. “They want to meet their farmer. ... You’ve got consumers wanting to come out and meet their farmer and find out about their practices and their operations.”
This year there are four of the eXchange events planned. The next one is set for July 9 with an “oil spill” theme, much like last year’s. July 10 in recent years has become known as a national “dab day” for cannabis concentrate consumers because the date as numerals, 7-10, when flipped, spell out OIL.
The dates of the third and fourth markets are not yet set.
An estimated 40 to 50 cannabis vendors will be on hand with a variety of products.
“They will have a range of dried flowers, concentrates, edibles” Burger said. The edibles include anything from “lemonade to hot sauce to ice cream to scones.”
In addition, there will be about 20 noncannabis vendors, artists and nonprofit organizations from Southern Humboldt County.
“We always give free booth space to any local nonprofits,” he said.
The demonstrations that are planned for the event are what make the Casual Crop eXchange unique, Burger said.
“We do a demo row — it sets us apart from others markets,” he said.
He said a visitor could come with untrimmed flowers to try out the various trimming machines. There are professionals that can help press kief, as well.
“Two extractors are doing different extractions — a bubble hash-making demo and a dry sift hash,” the latter of which Burger says sifts rosin to 99.9 percent purity.
Samples of products will be available in the 215 area, and a 215 doctor will be on site for those who need recommendations.
Ruth Schneider can be reached at 707-441-0520.