Okanagan based cannabis company, SpeakEasy, is making history cultivating one of the largest outdoor cannabis harvests in Canada. During Croptober, they are harvesting 70,000 kg of sun-grown cannabis, at a projected $0.04 a gram.
Led by Marc Geen, Founder of SpeakEasy, he brings four generations of Canadian farming and agricultural experience to cultivate outdoor cannabis on 290 acres of fertile soils and land in Rock Creek, British Columbia – also known as “The Golden Mile” famous for its ideal growing terrain and climate.
The outdoor harvest taking place since late September has seen favourable conditions this summer. Though some unexpected wildfire smoke raised concerns for the crops, Marc Geen’s agricultural experience combined with high-quality genetics has resulted in a large yield for the first-ever harvest.
Marc Geen, states, “I am absolutely thrilled to have started the harvest of our outdoor grow, it’s been a long road to get here and I’m happy to report the quality of the bud has exceeded all my expectations.
“It’s all hands on deck as we tackle this next challenge here at SpeakEasy and as anticipated, everyone has pulled together making an extremely difficult process seem easy. I am so proud of our dedicated, talented and hard-working team. Without them, we would have nothing but a bunch of good ideas.”
The harvest is expected to continue through October and will yield flower and extract material, soon to be made into concentrates and products the market demands.
With new developments and license amendments expected, an additional 53,000 square feet of indoor cultivation and processing areas will be created, totaling a projected yearly production of 80,000 kilograms of cannabis flower and biomass per year.