Access to their own freshly harvested outdoor grown flower as source material for solventless extraction allows Farmer and the Felon to preserve the integrity and structure of the cannabinoids, live resin, terpenes and trichomes to bring some of the smoothest cold cure rosins to hit your dab rigs. By adding their new genetics that have been thoroughly phenohunted, Farmer and the Felon was primed to take their next step and flex their solventless hash making knowledge and capabilities. With simple heat and pressure, they're turning their award-winning strains into high quality live hash rosin. Written by Randy Villarba
In order to produce the highest quality cannabis concentrates, it all begins with the Trichome Trinity: earth, genetics and the farmer. The symbiosis between the three embodies perfecting the art of nurturing cannabis plants to their truest form and highest potential.
Having acquired highly sought after genetics and phenotypes to add to their arsenal, the master cultivators and production lab at Farmer and the Felon are well aware of their advantage in the evolution of outdoor cannabis cultivation and solventless hash making in California.
Access to their own freshly harvested outdoor grown flower as source material for solventless extraction allows Farmer and the Felon to preserve the integrity and structure of the cannabinoids, live resin, terpenes and trichomes to bring some of the smoothest cold cure rosins to hit your dab rigs.
Farmer and the Felon’s cultivation is nestled in the fertile heartland of Sonoma County. The birthplace of the modern California wine industry, farming is part of this region’s soul. Agriculture has always thrived in this region due to three prime reasons: climate, moisture and soil.
The weather in Sonoma County offers farmers a wide variety of climate and soil conditions. Their climate is ideal for growing cannabis, with long periods of natural sunlight and warm summer days that are balanced by cool nights. The final element of moisture is always provided by the cool marine layer, ocean breezes and fog.
The environment in Northern California mimics the natural environment that most cannabis plants crave. The intensity of the sun, nurtured by the surrounding climate and flora allow cannabis plants to grow to their fullest potential. All of these natural environmental factors help produce cannabis with an extremely complex and unique terpene profile.
“We have been cultivating cannabis for over a decade,” explains Patrick Anderson, Farmer and the Felon Brand Manager.
“We are always evolving in order to master the artform of sungrown cannabis through the simple elements of creativity and innovation."
Farmer and the Felon is fresh off their virtual sweep with six Emerald Cup 2022 awards, including the Best of Show category, comparing Sungrown, Mixed Light, Indoor, Sungrown Greenhouse, Personal Use, and 3rd Party Certified flower across the board. By adding their new genetics that have been thoroughly phenohunted, Farmer and the Felon was primed to take their next step and flex their solventless hash making knowledge and capabilities. With simple heat and pressure, they're turning their award-winning strains into high quality live hash rosin.
To understand what rosin is you first need to know about Ice Water Hash. Ice Water Extraction (IWE) is when you place ice, water, and cannabis flower into a vessel. After agitating the cannabis in the vessel using the ice, the trichomes of the cannabis plant become suspended in the water. The water is then drained through a series of filters in order to catch the fully intact gland heads of the trichome while leaving behind as much waste and bio-contaminants as possible. This is then dried using either forced air or a freeze-drying process. After it is done drying, what is left is a pure substance known as ice water hash or “bubble” hash.
To create rosin the gland heads are put into a food-grade mesh pouch that is wrapped in parchment paper and then squeezed at high pressures and low temperature with a rosin press. This process removes the husk of the gland head and pushes the liquid out. The liquid is cooled leaving a smoke-able substance most consider the purest expressions of the plant to date... fresh press rosin.
Cold Cure Rosin is fresh press that has been whipped up into a badder like consistency. In order to create Cold Cure, fresh press rosin is lightly stirred or “whipped” up and set in a room temperature environment. Whipping the rosin can help with the stability, aesthetics, as well as off-gassing unwanted terpenes.
“Hash is an ancient technique,” says Anderson. “A perennial quest to paint the truest portrait of the cannabis plant.”
“We now take this hash rosin making story to new levels in the modern era. First we step into the Trichome Trinity of Soil, Genetics and Farmer... where it all begins. Harness the elements of water, fire and ice and add low end pressure, and then you add in the dimension of time. What is the final result of this process? A true to our roots Farmer and the Felon Cold Cure Rosin series that we are honored to share with you.”
“We are very passionate about the cannabis plant. We view ourselves to be stewards of it. We are fully aware of the therapeutic and psychoactive aspects of this plant. We are excited to introduce you all to the next level of California's sungrown solventless top shelf, fresh frozen, cold cure rosin.”
After pushing boundaries, taking risks and fighting for legalization, CannaCraft and Farmer and the Felon founders Dennis Hunter and Ned Fussell wanted to give back while building on their legacy as visionary cultivators and extractors. Farmer and the Felon provides a platform for growers, activists and ex-prisoners to share their stories. Collectively, we will preserve our unique history of struggle, perseverance and ultimately, triumph, when the last prisoners of the war on cannabis go free.
“Farmer and the Felon is dedicated to preserving and evolving cannabis culture by sharing the stories of those who persevered through the era of unjust prohibition while supporting those directly aﬀected by it with every sale.” says Anderson.
Right now, over 40,000 non-violent cannabis offenders still sit behind bars in the United States. By partnering with the Last Prisoner Project, Farmer and the Felon aims to bring restorative justice through the power of cannabis.
Learn more about #cannabisforchange and the Last Prisoner Project at farmerfelon.com and www.lastprisonerproject.org
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