Artisan cannabis extract maker sponsors charitable Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl and helps raise more than $1,000 for homeless services

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2019 — The Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl capped a big year of giving for Friendly Farms, the award-winning makers of True Full-Spectrum artisan cannabis extracts. Throughout 2018,  Friendly Farms gave back by raising funds at cannabis events for people in need. The Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl on Dec. 23 marked the company’s first sponsorship of a mainstream community event in Sacramento.  

Charitable people wearing their best ugly sweaters beautified Sacramento’s  re-styled entertainment district for a good cause the night before Christmas Eve, raising funds for homeless services in an event presented by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and HOF Media LLC.

The Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl offered food and beverage specials at a dozen cafes, restaurants and bars from the K Street Mall through the Downtown Commons to the Old Sacramento Waterfront.  

Friendly Farms helped raise more than $1,000 for Sacramento Self Help Housing through $1 pre-event wristband sales and $5 on-site sales of wristbands that entitled wearers to discounts at participating businesses. Funds will assist local people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless find and retain stable and affordable housing.

“Every dollar from wristband sales went directly to help people in need,” said Darrin Gatto, Friendly Farms’ chief executive officer. “The Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl aligns with one of  our top company values: giving back to the community.”

Previously in 2018, Friendly Farms raised funds for homeless and youth services at High Times Central Valley Cannabis Cup at Cal Expo in Sacramento in May and at The Emerald Cup at Sonoma County Fairgrounds in December.

“Friendly Farms’ community cares about our high-quality, all-natural whole-plant extracts and cares about the larger community everybody belongs to,’ Gatto said.


Affirmed by collaborations with leading designer cannabis cultivators Alien Labs, Connected Cannabis and Sherbinski, Friendly Farms’ true full-spectrum cannabis extracts stand out in a competitive market full of heat-separated distillates and pressure-separated CO2 concentrates.

Crafted from cannabis cultivated in the Emerald Triangle, Santa Barbara County and other premium growing regions in California, Friendly Farms’ true full-spectrum extracts preserve native terpenes and cannabinoids of premium plants at sub-zero temperatures, ensuring natural flavors, aromas and effects are retained.

Six Friendly Farms strains placed in the top 10 of competitive categories at the prestigious Emerald Cup on Dec. 16, including its Forbidden Fruit, which won 2nd Place in the live-resin vape pen competition. Friendly Farms’ Forbidden Brulee, Headband and Raspberry Kush placed 5th, 7th and 9th, respectively, in that category. Friendly Farms’ Headband and Citrus Sap placed 8th and 9th, respectively, in the sauce category.

Friendly Farms’ Emerald Cup accolades follow three first place victories at the High Times Cannabis Cup in Sacramento.

“Friendly Farms’ liquid-live vape cartridges and sauces are 100-percent cannabis and contain no distillate or any added terpenes,” Friendly Farms Chief Innovation Officer Charles Smith said. “We start with the best whole plants and finish with the best whole-plant extracts. We craft flavorful, aromatic and potent true full-spectrum cannabis extracts.”

Friendly Farms’ award-winning true full-spectrum live-resin vape pens and sauces are sold in cannabis stores and via delivery services in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.