Finnegan’s Farm focused on growing high quality hemp for gummies, sparkling waters and more

Finnegan’s Farm focused on growing high quality hemp

Finnegan’s Farm started with microgreens and produce that ended up at local restaurants and now they transitioned to growing hemp.

What started as a hobby farm in Lake County has turned into a full fledged business.

“We purchased the raw land in 2010,” explained Patrick Finnegan, co-owner and lead grower.

Finnegan’s Farm started with microgreens and produce. Those ended up in meals at places like Lake Avenue Cafe and Northland Country Club.

After the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, they transitioned to growing that crop.

“We’re a smaller operation. You can compare it to a craft brewery, that’s what we’re aiming for here,” Finnegan shared.

He grew up on the Iron Range and Duluth, and then went to Europe to play hockey. That’s where he noticed the greenhouse culture in the Netherlands. It definitely sparked his interest.

Now he’s focused on producing a high quality hemp.

“We take the raw material, and dry it out as best we can,” he explained. Then it’s processed down into a liquid form. That liquid is used in gummies and sparkling waters and other products.

They’ve partnered with Bent Paddle for some of the products there. And you can buy Finnegan’s Farm products at Super One or online.

“Finally we’re here where the stigma is getting kind of dropped from this plant. I believe there’s lots of benefits medicinally, a lot of health benefits. And for people that are exploring that now, they’re feeling a lot more confident doing that and educating themselves,” Finnegan said. “I think we have a long way to go on Minnesota on educating, and I’m excited to be a part of it.

A new holiday flavor beverage, Cranberry and Lime, is coming out on Monday.

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