Todd Curtis and his wife, Erika French, bought a house in Lincoln last summer, saw the land, met the people and fell in love with the weather. Their mutual friend Aidan Attardo suggested their friend Tom Whyte consider extending his small 10,000-square-foot cannabis farm in Penn Valley, California, into the Green Mountains.
Once in Vermont, the friends visited other hemp and cannabis growers in the area and were inspired to purchase land. Whyte found the perfect piece of property in February: 55 acres on South Street in Poultney with prime soil and space for a greenhouse, which arrived in April.
Finding a loan for the property was difficult, so Whyte ended up buying the property outright, he said, before purchasing a license for just $25.
“The price was right, the soils were right, everything made sense and it’s close by to some friends we have,” Whyte said.
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