At Dusty Prairie Farms, we track every step of the manufacturing process from seed to sale. We produce and harvest our CBD oil from hemp material that is organic and grown without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides.
Our family hemp farm has been in business for over 6 decades and our mission is still the same now as it was back then. We aim to provide only the best products to help people live healthier and happier lives. We’re grateful to be one of the nations top organic hemp farmers.
We only produce and source organic hemp products that can produce a Certificate of Analysis (COA) which helps us assure our CBD oil quality and better understand the depths of our plants cannabinoid and terpene profiles before manufacturing our CBD products.
We also ensure that any material chosen for our CBD products is sustainably and responsibly grown and processed, which is the first step in our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
Our attention to detail starts with sourcing, but it doesn’t end there. We continue to keep a close eye on our manufacturing process from start to finish, including following the hemp after harvest to ensure that our hemp is properly dried and cured.
Dusty Prairies Seed-to-sale cycle tracking follows the plant through these stages:
The seed to sale cycle begins with the growth of the cannabis plant and culminates in its purchase by a consumer. In between the first and last seed to sale steps, we keep track of manufacturing, transport, and distribution. As licensed cannabis growers we use this process not only to keep detailed records but also to remain compliant within Federal and Colorado state laws.
Properly drying and curing Cannabis Sativa L after harvest is not only necessary for many extraction processes, but ensures that the quality of the material is preserved. Proper curing helps maintain the hemp’s cannabinoid and terpene profile, which is responsible for the unique smell, flavor, and effects of the hemp. Improper drying, like drying too quickly or too slowly, or a curing process that introduces contaminants to the batch will end in a low-quality batch of CBD products, and can potentially even ruin the hemp material entirely.
After the plant material is dried, it is carried to our GMP compliant facilities to be processed. There, it’s dissolved in a food-grade solvent, like CO2 or ethanol, which helps separate the active compounds (like CBD). From there, the extract passes through one of the multiple possible filtration systems, where the suitable cannabinoids and terpenes are separated and extracted for use. Our expert engineers choose the best filtration process depending on the formula and process used for extraction. This process helps concentrate the wanted cannabinoids and removes all unwanted compounds from the material. Then, the resulting concentrated extracts are utilized in one of many formulas to create new and improved products for CBD brands all over the country.
From there, products are properly batch tested in an ISO-certified lab for safety, purity, and potency. These tests help determine the cannabinoid content of the final product, but also help to identify any possible contaminants, like pesticides or mold, before the batch is labeled for sale. Batch numbers follow the product all the way to labeling so that when problems arise we can quickly locate and eliminate the issue. Our close eye on product documentation and high standards for certified third party lab testing help us ensure safety and offer quality assurance that is unmatched by others in the industry.