Artisan Q&A: Jammie Treadwell, Treadwell Farms

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The family behind Treadwell Farms has been farming in Florida for over 100 years. They began in the foliage and tropical plant business, including citrus groves and peach orchards. Their agricultural roots and personal health journeys led them to create and curate natural, healthful, and helpful small-batch, artisanal hemp products.

Read on for our interview with Jammie Treadwell, who co-owns Treadwell Farms with her dad Glen.

An Interview with Jammie Treadwell, Co-Owner of Treadwell Farms

What makes your products truly artisan-made?

From hemp CBD topicals to tinctures, all products contain carefully selected natural ingredients that are safe, organic, and sustainably-sourced. They are vegan, kosher, and gluten-free. We’re also a part of the “Fresh From Florida” hemp program, so when a consumer sees the symbol on our products, they know it’s a high-quality and safe product. All of our products are grown, made, packaged and shipped from Florida.

We do this by bringing a farmer’s sensibility to the table, using our agricultural experience to blend and balance with the science of it all. We work side-by-side with bright minds who bring a variety of skills and experiences from the farming, medical, food, and science professions. From harvesting at the right time in the right way to drying to curing to production, we like to think that we’re shepherding the plant material through a process intended to get as much potency as possible into our hemp products and out to our customers in the most cost-effective way. 

Each and every Treadwell Farms product has been tested through the strong standards established by the State of Florida, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Third-party testing is our friend, and it’s the consumers too. We quadruple test: at harvest, upon extraction, after manufacture, and upon bottling. This process ensures CBD potency, or the quality of the cannabinoid and terpene profile, and that our products are free from contaminants, including pesticides, heavy metals, and all kinds of foreign matter. Consumers have complete access to this information through our COA test results. We believe that having this level of transparency is a must. It helps our customers feel confident about what they’re getting from Treadwell Farms.

If you weren’t making these products, what would your dream job be?

I would own a bookstore with a coffee shop with my best friends.

What’s your favorite way to use your products at home?

treadwell farms productsAs someone with an autoimmune disorder, CBD has been a part of my daily health and wellness routine. I take our 1200mg CBD tinctures/drops morning and night to help manage inflammation and keep myself in balance. Additionally, I have a jar of gummies on my desk for quick access if I need a midday dose or need to manage stress. I use the salve and lotion daily on my hands and neck to relieve stiffness and soreness. I also put our Relief roller ball – which contains peppermint, spearmint and rosemary – on my temples for tension headaches. Plus, I give my dog Lola our hemp CBD tinctures when she gets anxious.

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Who has had the biggest influence on the way you craft your products, and why?

My dad. He’s always looking for ways we can get all of the benefits from the hemp plant, from seed to bottle. We are intentional with every step we take, and he’s always been that way. He first worked as a farmer in the family nursery at a young age. Now, he’s worked more than 50 years in agriculture cultivation. I’ve learned so much directly from him throughout my life.

What advice would you share with artisans looking to expand their businesses?

Well, I’d be remiss if I didn’t say to consider incorporating hemp! I can only imagine there are a lot of questions after reading that recommendation. 

There are so many ways to enhance products and serve your customers, whether through food and drink with hemp greens or CBD tinctures, topical products, or ingredients to make your artisan product(s) with hemp. I always talk about utilizing the whole hemp plant. We are exploring how we can make sustainable products from hemp fiber (cloth and other materials) and from hemp hurd (hempcrete and other materials) with the stems and stalks of the plant.

This has been a challenging time for all of us, but our community needs us. They need and want local, healthy, and enjoyable products. Our work matters to our communities and our customers – especially now. Keep persevering even when it feels too difficult. Together, we’ll make it through! Treadwell Farms wants to help our community by helping other artisans.

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What’s your favorite local eatery and why?

I like Copacabana Cuban Café in downtown Mount Dora. My whole family enjoys going together. The restaurant owner worked for years as a waiter to open his own establishment. It’s a hard work success story, and I like to support that! It’s also unlike any Cuban restaurant I’ve ever been to in terms of the flavors and combinations. I feel like he presents regional cuisine.

Where do you shop locally for interesting ingredients?

I like to shop at Long & Scott Farms, Health Basket of Mount Dora, La Boutique at East End Market, and any local farmers’ market.

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