Robert H. “Bob” Patton has helped lead Green Meadows Farm, a Southbridge, Mass.-based cannabis company, through several key milestones, including licensing to open as an adult-use retailer, and its subsequent dispensary opening in March 2021, followed by licensing for cultivation and medical sales to become a vertically integrated cannabis company. He also oversaw the launch of General's Aide, Green Meadows' first line of cannabis products manufactured in-house, and is guiding the rollout of Green Meadows’ organically grown cannabis flower, which will be harvested and entering the Massachusetts market in late October. In his role, he is also working closely with the executive team and the board on Green Meadows' expansion plans, which include adding additional space on-site in Southbridge for more cannabis production, as well as multi-state expansion and opening Green Meadows cultivation and retail facilities in Connecticut and other states that are expected to legalize in the near future.
Bob holds degrees in literature and journalism from Brown University and Northwestern University. He worked as a Capitol Hill reporter, a commercial fisherman and a real estate developer before publishing his family memoir, The Pattons: A Personal History of an American Family, to wide acclaim in 1994. He’s published three novels and two histories since then. In addition to heading up the Green Meadows team, he’s currently at work on Jackals & Foxes, a historical fiction series set in the world of colonial maritime war.
Bob has been an advisor to the Patton Veterans Project, founded in 2012 by his brother Ben to help veterans and their families cope with post-deployment issues of PTSD and social isolation. Bob co-founded the Fairfield County Youth Football League in Connecticut in 2003 and spearheaded a $1.2 million project to build multi-use turf athletic fields for youth sports programs in Darien, Connecticut in 2008. Married for 34 years, he and his wife Vicki have four sons and six grandchildren.