When cultivating cannabis outside, there are a wealth of factors to consider, including the weather, pests, and if pesky critters will get into your stash. Growing weed on a large scale is another story altogether, and the family behind Puffin Farm has developed a unique method of growth that produces some of the area’s best bud. Positioned near the Yakima River in Washington, owners Ben and Jade have carefully constructed a growing operation that rivals the best in the West.
Their decision to grow outside is two-fold, with both prongs of this foundational aspect of their business being equally as important. First, it’s their aim to reduce their carbon footprint on the world, as nearly 1% of the nation’s power is used by indoor growing operations. While they do use a small amount of electricity for their business, they’re proud that they are helping in the effort to save the planet to the best of their ability.
Cannabis can pick up on every little environmental nuance, and what’s known as terrior plays a large role in the quality of the overall product. This terrior, the combination of soil, air quality, and more, is what gives Puffin Farm’s cannabis their unique appeal, enhancing their flavor and aroma while offering a product that’s grown as nature intended. Together with other family members, Ben and Jade have developed a highly sustainable operation that’s sure to keep the Pacific Northwest happy for many years to come.