Our Farm

Sustainable Hemp

At Whole Circle Farms we believe that the term sustainable is used to characterize a product or to assume good stewardship of the land.

We can assure you that we want to live and farm in an environment that we can contribute to producing, protecting, and encouraging the perpetuity of our farm, and our community. The benefits of farming organically are endless. We often note that in the "olden days” all the food was produced organically. It was the norm of farming. Then as pesticides and herbicides became popular, so did oil based commercial fertilizer, and of lately GMO's to our food system. This has allowed the organic industry to offer an alternative and became our way of life.

When we returned to Oregon in 2014 after farming in California for 21 years we explored many crops to invest in. We met with several farmers and the Oregon small farms extension and absorbed as much information as we could gather. We went to the Farmers markets, explored crops, growing seasons, water usage, and diseases. We wanted a sustainable crop and in 2015 Oregon was on the cusp of approving industrial hemp and issuing licenses. We were nervous, hesitant, and virtually ignorant of the pleasant intricacies of the magical cannabis plant. We researched endlessly and became excited by the healing properties of hemp. This plant seemed too good to be true, so we jumped in head-first and planted our first crop in 2016.

Hemp as a Food Source

Hemp is one of the most nutritionally complete food sources in the world.

It is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is also a rare complete protein: which is essential for the synthesis of structural proteins, enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters.

  • more omegas than flax or fish oils
  • more fiber than kale
  • high protein content
  • low carbs, cholesterol, and saturated fats
  • good for brain and immune function

Hemp can be used for a wide variety of foods. when produced for human consumption, the byproducts are perfect for pet food and livestock feed. Hemp food sales grew by 55% in 2015.

Hemp: A helpful Plant

Broad Spectrum Hemp CBD oil does not contain THC, which creates the high effect of marijuana. When hemp is processed, cannabinoids found within the plant are used to create CBD rich oil.

Hemp also has many scientific, industrial and innovative uses. Industrial hemp can be used in bio-diesel fuel, 3-D printing fibers, plastics, paints, sealants, construction materials and so much more.

Hemp as a Food Source

Hemp is one of the most nutritionally complete food sources in the world.

It is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is also a rare complete protein: which is essential for the synthesis of structural proteins, enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters.

  • more omegas than flax or fish oils
  • more fiber than kale
  • high protein content
  • low carbs, cholesterol, and saturated fats
  • good for brain and immune function

Hemp can be used for a wide variety of foods. when produced for human consumption, the byproducts are perfect for pet food and livestock feed. Hemp food sales grew by 55% in 2015.

Hemp: A helpful Plant

Broad Spectrum Hemp CBD oil does not contain THC, which creates the high effect of marijuana. When hemp is processed, cannabinoids found within the plant are used to create CBD rich oil.

Hemp also has many scientific, industrial and innovative uses. Industrial hemp can be used in bio-diesel fuel, 3-D printing fibers, plastics, paints, sealants, construction materials and so much more.

Meet us at the Farmer's Market

We are proud to be a part of a thriving Oregon farmer’s market community. Here’s a list of markets that you can find us at!

Click on a city for locations & details

1Portland Markets
• Saturdays 8:30 AM-2PM •

Location: Portland State University – South Park Blocks
Open: Year Round (Closed Dec. 28, 2019)

COVID-19 ADJUSTMENT
Vulnerable Population Shopping Period from 8:30-9:00 (recommended)
• Sundays 10AM-2PM •

Location: King School Park – NE 7th Ave & Wygant St
Open: May 3 – Nov. 22, 2020

COVID-19 ADJUSTMENT
Pre-Ordering from What's Good! Visit their website at https://app.sourcewhatsgood.com/markets/king-farmers-market/products or download the What's Good app to order. Physical market remains open.
• Wednesdays 3PM-7PM •

Location: Kenton – N McClellan St & Denver Ave
Open: June 3 – Sept. 30, 2020

2Salem Markets
• Saturdays 9AM-3PM •

Location: 865 Marion St NE, Salem
Open: April 4 – Oct. 31, 2020

3Silverton Markets
• Summer Market: May 9 – October 10 •

Location: Town Square Park in Downtown Silverton
Hours: Saturdays 9AM-1PM

• Winter Market (indoors): October 17 – May 2021 •

Location: Silverton Friends Church – 229 Eureka Ave
Hours: Saturdays 10AM-12PM

4McMinnville Markets
• Thursdays 12PM-6PM •

Location: Downtown McMinnville – 1st & Cowls St
Open: May 7 – Oct. 22, 2020

COVID-19 ADJUSTMENT
Pre-Ordering available through the What’s Good App! Visit https://app.sourcewhatsgood.com/markets/mcminnville-farmers-market-2/products or download the What’s Good app to order. (Ordering open through Wednesday at noon each week.)
(503) 400-4490