Route 27 Hemp Yard was founded in 2016 when Ryan and Mark joined the craft beer industry and started growing hops, a crucial ingredient in brewing beer. After two years of providing eco-friendly hops to many local breweries on Long Island and NYC, the team decided to expand and grow hops sister plant, hemp.
Route 27: Pioneers in Modern Hemp Farming
Regardless of the disconnect in time between hemp farming over half a century ago and hemp farmers today, Mark & Ryan decided to take on the challenge.
The irreversible gap in time has led to the loss of the most valuable asset to contemporary farmers: wisdom and knowledge. Inevitably, this creates a stressful dynamic for emerging hemp farmers. Though it was a sharp learning curve, we are proud to be modern
pioneers of hemp farming!
Since the 2014 Farm Bill was passed, there has been a booming amount of research supporting medicinal and global benefits of CBD. CBD is a cannabinoid found in hemp plants. This includes reversing the effects of global warming, replacing plastic with biodegradable hemp fibers, and putting the brakes on deforestation.