There is much buzz going around about CBD and hemp oils. But what exactly are they and how can they benefit busy mamas? We were curious about this and were thrilled when we had the chance to test out some samples from Veritas Farms and learn more about the company from our recent interview. With a mission to provide high-quality full spectrum CBD products sourced from their Colorado farm where they control all of the growing, extracting, manufacturing and bottling. This includes a range of oils, gummies,
Veritas Farms Interview
How did the idea for Veritas Farms come about?
Five years ago, our CEO and co-founder Alexander Salgado recognized the huge opportunity of the burgeoning CBD market. Alexander foresaw the challenges that would arise around quality and transparency, so he and our co-founders bought a 140-acre plot of cattle grazing land and establish a fully vertically integrated company that would offer customers a solution from those challenges facing the industry.
How are you different from what’s out there?
Veritas Farms is one of the few fully vertically integrated companies in the industry – meaning we own our farm, extraction process, manufacturing and even fulfillment. Our products come straight from the farm to your door step. This means you’re going to receive one of the most fresh, transparent and quality products.
What exactly is full-spectrum hemp oil?
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil is the complete oil extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant so that all of the cannabinoids present in the plant like CBD, CBG, CBN and even a little THC, along with terpenes and other beneficial plant molecules are present in the oil. The cannabinoids and terpenes, when present together, act synergistically to amply each-other’s effects, known as the “entourage effect.” The difference in full spectrum hemp oil is that it provides the entourage effect which is the interdependent action of the various hemp phytocannabinoids on the human endocannabinoid system, which research indicates provides the optimal physical benefits.
What benefits does your products offer?
Made from the non-intoxicating compounds (no psycho-active effects) from the hemp plant, CBD is known to promote wellness and keep people resilient to changes in their environment. Its main benefit is the promotion of homeostasis within the body, by helping to maintain the balance of the endocannabinoid system.
Tell us about your farm in Colorado.
Veritas Farms 140-acre farm and production facilities is located in Pueblo, Colorado. Here, we control all of our own growing, extracting, manufacturing, and bottling to ensure the quality, potency, and freshness of our products. We grow our hemp similar to a quality vineyard, giving quality attention to each plant while using drip irrigation to provide precise hydration and conserve pure Rocky Mountain water.
We are committed to our community, sourcing locally whenever possible. We practice sustainable farming methods, reducing our impact on the land, remembering that future generations of farmers will follow us. We never use any pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides, and create our own organic fertilizer that helps balance the local ecosystem. We are part of the sustainable agricultural revolution; the phytocannabinoid Hemp farm revolution; and Colorado farmers who say they are “Colorado Proud.”
To keep pace with the visible demand and our anticipated growth, we have recently made several significant improvements to our farming infrastructure and operations at our farm that are expected to increase overall hemp flower production by up to five times for the current 2019 outdoor planting season. Some of these changes include amending our fields with Organic Materials Review Institute certified products and implementing subsurface irrigation. We expect these changes will improve the overall health and quality of the soil, and will also help increase the cannabinoid, terpene content as well as floral yield.
What products should someone new to CBD try out?
Our most popular product is our 1000mg peppermint tincture. Equally as popular is our 400mg cooling menthol salve and 400mg lavender/eucalyptus salve. Our lip balm is incredibly popular too! We also offer capsules, lotions and even products for your pets!