Dec 29, 2020
Miraflora’s Colorado hemp farm gets organic certification
Hemp extract company Miraflora recently received USDA organic certification for its 160-acre farm in Boulder County, Colorado.
Miraflora CEO Christopher Wynne said in a news release the organic seal was among the most well-recognized marks in the country.
“It was important to us to continue to separate ourselves from the rest of the field by officially certifying the high standards we hold for ourselves,” he said. “We are proud to be able to bring our vision to life and provide consumers with safe, clean and premium products.”
To earn the certification, Miraflora’s practices used cultural and biological processes that support the cycling of on-farm resources; promoting ecological balance; and conserving biodiversity, according to the news release.
Although this is the first time the farm has earned USDA organic certification, it has been farmed using organic-type practices for more than 100 years. The Berhmann family owned and operated the farm since 1910 before it was acquired by Miraflora, according to the release. Richard Berhmann, whose family still lives on the land, was quoted as saying, “Organic farming is the only way we know how to farm – cow manure, Colorado sun, Rocky Mountain water and the dirt God gave us.”
According to the news release, the Miraflora farm partners with Red Granite Ranch, Colorado’s largest alpaca ranch, to manage and raise the alpaca that provide the organic fertilizer that’s worked into the soil. Alpaca manure is a sustainable fertilizer prized by gardeners and farmers, according to the company.
Miraflora’s top-selling hemp infusion beverage can be found in over 200 locations in Los Angeles and New York City, according to the release. Its full line of products, including tinctures, soft gels, sparkling beverage, sport recovery, beauty products and dog chews, are available in a variety of sizes, flavors and concentrations at select retailers and on miraflora.co.
Photo: USDA/Michelle BanksTice