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Friendly Farms Inspires Local Food Specials and Community

Sacramento’s award-winning artisanal cannabis extracts producer partners with like-minded local businesses to create specials “Inspired by Friendly Farms” and promote a sense of community.

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BY ED MURRIETA

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5, 2019 — Friendly Farms, the Farm-to-Fork Capital’s award-winning producer of farm-to-vape cannabis extracts, is partnering with Sacramento food businesses to promote menu specials inspired its food-friendly live-resin sauces, an artisanal style of extracts that captures plants’ full spectrum of flavorful and intoxicating terpenes.

For the month of  March, Creamy’s by Cayla Jordan and Backbone Cafe are featuring “Inspired by Friendly Farms” specials highlighting exotic fruit, spice and confectionery flavors of Friendly Farms’ decadent and indulgent Dessert Collection designer cannabis vape oil and sauce extracts.

  • Backbone Cafe, the organic downtown restaurant that appeals to vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, stirred up Forbidden Sunset, a luscious banana-berry-pineapple-citrus-coconut milk elixir spiked with ginger, turmeric, beet powder, cayenne pepper and pink Himalayan sea salt inspired by Friendly Farms’ Forbidden Sunset extract. Backbone Cafe’s Forbidden Sunset Smoothies are $9.50 each.
  • Sacramento’s Cheesecake Queen Cayla Jordan created Creamy’s Creme Brulee Cheesecake, inspired by Friendly Farms’ Creme Brulee strain. Bite-sized vanilla cheesecakes topped with torched sugar are $3.25 each or six for $18. Options include graham cracker crust and gluten-free crustless. Purchase at Creamy’s downtown food cart or order online at caylajordan.com.

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Unlike the 100-percent pure cannabis extracts that inspired Creamy’s Creme Brulee Cheesecake and Backbone Cafe’s Forbidden Sunset Smoothie, “Inspired by Friendly Farms” specials contain no cannabis.

“I personally do not consume cannabis but many of my customers do,” said Creamy’s Cayla Jordan. “I’m often asked if Creamy’s are ‘edibles.’ They’re not, but if you care about high-quality ingredients prepared with care, Creamy’s are made for the munchies after vaping Friendly Farms’ Dessert Collection.”

Creamy’s Creme Brulee Cheesecake and Backbone Cafe’s Forbidden Sunset Smoothie are the first two “Inspired by Friendly Farms” specials. “Inspired by Friendly Farms” specials will expand in the coming months with other Sacramento food businesses that share Friendly Farms’ community and business values.

“Friendly Farms’ Forbidden Sunset extract instantly inspired our Forbidden Sunset Smoothie,” said Tomas Woolston, a member of the family that owns Backbone Cafe. “Tropical fruit, uplifting spice and earthy funk appeal to cannabis and culinary senses.”

Said Darrin Gatto, Friendly Farms’ CEO: It’s really exciting to work with companies outside of the cannabis industry. Our goal, really, is to introduce Friendly Farms’ customers to local business we love and build relationships with those businesses.”


friendly-farms-new-logoAbout Friendly Farms

Based in Sacramento, Friendly Farms is an artisan producer of award-winning True Full-Spectrum live-resin cannabis extracts containing all-natural flavors, aromas and effects of sought-after designer strains. Friendly Farms’ vape cartridges and sauces are available in state-licensed retail stores and via delivery services in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Friendly Farms vapes retail for $50 per half-gram in convenient, lead-free cartridges enjoyable on the go or on the couch. Friendly Farms donates $1 from every gram sold to non-profit organizations combating homelessness. Friendly Farms’ whole-plant extraction process powers collaborations with noted growers Sherbinski and Connected Cannabis. In non-cannabis collaborations, Friendly Farms sponsored the Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl

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About Friendly Farms Dessert Collection

Friendly Farms’ Dessert Collection is a new limited-edition line of designer cannabis strains deliciously curated to evoke decadent indulgence. Dessert Collection strains include Forbidden Fruit, Creme Brulee, Forbidden Brulee, Raspberry Creme Brulee, Vanilla Sherbert, Raspberry Sherbert, Raspberry Kush, Ogre Berry and Headband.


creamys-logoAbout Creamy’s by Cayla Jordan

As Sacramento’s self-taught Cheesecake Queen and Instagram influencer who launched her own Internet baking show, Cayla Jordan got her sweet start in business while in high school selling caramel corn for $1 a bag. Today, after operating a pop-up store at Roseville’s Westfield Galleria, Cayla sells her Creamy’s cheesecakes, cookie/cheesecake sandwiches and cheesecake-filled donuts from a custom-made mobile bakery cart in downtown Sacramento.

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Backbone Cafe is casual counter-service cafe with a Burning Man vibe in downtown Sacramento serving organic foods that appeal to all diets — vegan, vegetarian, meat-eating omnivore and gluten-free. From breakfast to bone broth to smoothies to dinner, Backbone Cafe’s menu is a tour de force of human fuel for maximum performance, featuring vegetables sourced from small organic farms and meats from grass-fed, free-range ranches.

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729 J St., Sacramento, (916) 970-5545
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Local Dessert Treats Await Rapper / Cannabis Mogul Berner in Sacramento

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Yo, Berner: Sweeten your Sacramento stop with Friendly Farms’ dessert vapes and Creamy’s mini-cheesecakes, cookie-cheesecake sandwiches and cheesecake-filled donuts.

BY ED MURRIETA

California cannabis mogul and rapper Berner probably has most of his pre-show and green-room needs met. But if he or his entourage are looking for local dessert treats before or after Friday’s gig at Ace of Spades in downtown Sacramento, I’ve got two recommendations readily available nearby:

Friendly Farms’ Dessert Collection vape cartridges are sold near Ace of Spades at All About Wellness (a five-block walk) and Northstar (a short light-rail trip). Or contact Humble Root for delivery. Forbidden Fruit and Raspberry Creme Brulee are my favorites.

Creamy’s mini-cheesecakes, cookie-cheesecake sandwiches and cheesecake-filled donuts are sold in  Cayla Jordan’s dessert cart three blocks up R Street from Ace of Spades at 12th and R streets. Try ’em all.

Creamy’s is working with Friendly Farms on our #FriendlyLife #LocalLifestyles food and beverage promotion launching in March and featuring foods and beverages inspired by Friendly Farms’ Dessert Collection, extracted from strains curated for their fruity, spicy and candylike terpenes indulgently evocative of decadent desserts..


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New limited-edition True Full-Spectrum live resin artisan extracts capture decadent indulgence of designer cannabis strains’ dessert flavors

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2019 — Leading online cannabis lifestyles publication Leafly says the sumptuous dessert strain craze will continue in 2019 while manufactured extracts eclipse raw flowers in the regulated retail market.

Friendly Farms, Sacramento’s award-winning artisan producer of True Full-Spectrum live resin cannabis extracts, is capitalizing on both predictions.

Friendly Farms’ new limited-edition Dessert Collection captures decadently indulgent flavors, aromas and effects of exotic strains grown by top California cultivators, evoking sweet, tart, fruity, spicy dessert-like treats — all contained in affordable, convenient vape pens that are enjoyable on the go or on the couch.

Friendly Farms’ Dessert Collection flavors include seven strain combinations evoking desserts and three strains so dessert-like they stand on their own: Forbidden Brulee, Forbidden Raspberry, Forbidden Sunset, Ogre Berry, Raspberry Creme Brulee, Raspberry Sherbert, Vanilla Sherbert, Raspberry Kush, Headband and Forbidden Fruit.

New Dessert Collection flavors will be released throughout the year in small batches, curated from cannabis grown by top cultivators in the Emerald Triangle and Santa Barbara County.

“Dessert Collection flavors are crafted from whole plants that Friendly Farms’ artisans combine like chefs combine ingredients to create specific flavors and experiences,” said Friendly Farms culinary and media consultant Ed Murrieta, a trained baker and pastry chef. “Raspberry Creme Brulee is crafted from two strains: Raspberry Kush and Creme Brulee. Raspberry Creme Brulee vape pens taste like berries and custard, burned sugar and exotic spice.”

Friendly Farms’ Forbidden Fruit, Forbidden Brulee, Raspberry Kush and Headband were honored last month among the top 10 entries in live-resin vape pen and sauce categories of the 2018 Emerald Cup.

Forbidden Fruit, super fruity; Raspberry Kush, redolent of berries, vanilla, eastern spice and summer stone fruit; and Headband, full of lemon and earth, are so dessert-like they stand on their own.

“If you grew a Snozzberry strain, Friendly Farms’ Snozzberry vape pen would taste like snozzberries,” Murrieta said. “Friendly Farms’ Dessert Collection is the way to indulge your sweet tooth and enjoy cannabis at the same time.”

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FIND FRIENDLY FARMS’ DESSERT COLLECTION

Friendly Farms’ award-winning True Full-Spectrum extracts are sold in cannabis stores and via delivery services in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Find Friendly Farms’ live resin vape pens and sauces on Weedmaps.

ABOUT FRIENDLY FARMS

As affirmed by collaborations with leading designer cannabis cultivators Alien Labs, Connected Cannabis and Sherbinskis, Friendly Farms and its True Full-Spectrum cannabis extracts stand out in a competitive market full of heat-separated distillates and pressure-separated CO2 concentrates.

Friendly Farms’ proprietary True Full-Spectrum extracts are crafted at sub-zero temperatures to preserve premium plants’ native terpenes and cannabinoids, ensuring natural flavors, aromas and effects are retained.

“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.”

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AWARDS AND GIVING

Six Friendly Farms strains placed in the top 10 of competitive categories at the 2018 Emerald Cup, 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 followed three first place victories at the High Times Cannabis Cup in Sacramento in May 2018.

Independently funded, Friendly Farms contributes to services fighting homelessness through its community Give Back Program. Friendly Farms donates $1 from every gram sold to charity programs in Sacramento, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Friendly Farms capped a year of giving in 2018 by sponsoring the Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl and raising more than $1,000 for local services preventing homelessness.

“Friendly Farms’ True Full-Spectrum artisan cannabis extracts deliver aroma and flavor experiences of designer strains in convenient, affordable vape pens,” said Darrin Gatto, Friendly Farms’ chief executive officer.  “Nothing’s lost. Nothing’s added. Friendly Farms’ extracts are pure, artisanal indulgence.”

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Wear Your Ugly Sweaters to Eat, Drink and End Homelessness with Friendly Farms

Friendly Farms, the Community-Minded True Full-Spectrum Cannabis Extract Artisan, Sponsors The Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl in Downtown Sacramento on Dec. 23.

By Ed Murrieta

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ugly sweaters are beautiful when you wear them for good causes.

That’s why Friendly Farms is proudly donning its ugliest sweater this week while doing another beautiful community deed: sponsoring The Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl in downtown Sacramento on Sunday, Dec. 23.

All ticket sales benefit Sacramento Self Help Housing, which assists local people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless find and retain stable and affordable housing.

“Giving back is a big part of Friendly Farms’ company culture,” said Darrin Gatto, CEO of the innovative artisan cannabis extracts maker that donates portions of its its sales to charitable causes. “We value our community.”

Presented by Friendly Farms in partnership with Sacramento’s Downtown Partnership, events producer HOF and Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink, The Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl features food, drinks, music and holiday activities from the winter ice rink at 7th and K streets, through the brand-new Downtown Commons to the Old Sacramento Waterfront.

Purchase wristbands for $1. You’ll receive discounts at more than a dozen participating businesses and venues.

You’ll also get some cool swag from Friendly Farms, the award-winning artisan producer of true full-spectrum cannabis extracts that deliver flavors, aromas and effects connoisseurs and new consumers desire from convenient, on-the-go live-resin vape pens and dabble sauces crafted from designer cannabis strains.

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No Distillates, All-Natural Terpenes

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.”

Find Friendly Farms on Weedmaps and ask for award-winning true full-spectrum live-resin vape pens and sauces at your favorite cannabis stores in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Friendly Farms and Local Foods

While you can’t consume Friendly Farms’ full-spectrum extracts during The Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl Sunday, I recommend consuming Friendly Farms’ vape pens and dab sauces for pre-func and after-party pleasures.

In between, here are my recommendations for eating, drinking and more during The Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl. Please note, any suggested pairings are inspired by Friendly Farms’ menu and participating businesses’ menus. If only the twain could meet.

Creamy’sCheesecake and raspberry are a classic combination. Now imagine Cayla Jordan’s creamy mini cheesecakes drenched in Friendly Farms’ bright and fruity Raspberry Kush. Dig coffee and cannabis? Wrap your mouth around Friendly Farms’ Headband and Jordan’s favorite coffee cheesecake.

Vampire PenguinNothing’s forbidden at this daring dessert parlor except perhaps consuming and pairing Friendly Farms’ Forbidden Fruit with almost everything on Vampire Penguin’s shaved snow ice dessert menu, from Halo-Halo to Mexican Candy.

Burger LoungeThe beef’s grass-fed, a natural complement to the sun-grown goodness captured in all of Friendly Farms‘ true full-spectrum cannabis extracts.

Sauced. The name refers to the condiments that accompany smoked meats not the Friendly Farms‘ dab sauces that would stoke your appetite for ribs, brisket and pulled pork.

Punch Bowl Social. Sip non-alcoholic craft cocktails —Jalapeño Cucumber Limeade, Cilantro Fizz, Spiced Cranberry Soda — and imagine you could pair them with,Friendly Farms‘ Forbidden Fruit or Raspberry Kush vape-pen strains. 

The Pizza Press. You’re not stoned. The DoCo pizza joint has a vintage newspaper printing vibe. I’ll vape to that.

Pizza RockGourmet pizza deserves gourmet cannabis. Any Friendly Farms true full-spectrum live-resin vape pen or dabble sauce would do. 

Tiger. Small plates — from peanuts to pickles to oysters to riblettes — are the culinary equivalent of quick pen-pen hits to get you through the night.

Coin Op. Classic video and pinball games are the perfect apres-vaping activity.

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Dedicated to Giving

Friendly Farms contributes to services fighting homelessness through its community Give Back Program. Friendly Farms donates $1 from every gram sold to charity programs in Sacramento, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. All proceeds from $1 dabs and vape-pen tastings at the High Times Cannabis Cup and The Emerald Cup were donated to services combating homelessness.

“With the support of our customers and retail partners,” Friendly Farms CEO Gatto said, “our community Give Back Program helps us help people facing the biggest social issues plaguing California: homelessness and the lack of youth support in our communities. We’re fortunate to be able to give back.”

Join Friendly Farms in Your Ugly Sweaters,
Raise Money for Anti-Homelessnes Services

WHAT: The  Ugly Sweater Christmas Crawl
WHEN: Dec. 23, 6 p.m.-midnight
WHERE: Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink at 7th and K streets Sacramento to Downtown Commons to Old Sacramento Waterfront
HOW MUCH: $1 for wristband + purchases you make
WHY: Wristband sales combat homelessness  
WHAT ELSE: Sponsored by Friendly Farms

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Emerald Cup Attendees Taste True Full Spectrum in Friendly Farms’ Live-Resin Vape Pens

100 percent pure whole-plant cannabis extracts — no heat-stripped distillates, no additives of any kind — impress palates at premier California event.

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Emerald Cup attendees approach the booth Friendly Farms shared with partner Connected Cannabis.

BY ED MURRIETA

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 16 — Tasting were rare at this year’s edition of The Emerald Cup, Northern California’s premier cannabis event showcasing and honoring artisan cultivation and production.

The lone legal standout was Friendly Farms, the artisan producer of true full-spectrum cannabis extracts. Tucked in a booth with Alien Labs and Connected Cannabis‘ jam-packed booth in the main exhibition building at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Friendly Farms provided tastes and satisfaction to hundreds of people Saturday and Sunday.

For $1 each, Emerald Cup attendees tasted seven live-resin vape designer cannabis strains from Friendly Farms: White Fire, Fire OG, Smarties, Gelato33, Gushers, Wedding Cake and Biscotti. All funds raised from tasting fees will be donated to Cage-Free Cannabis as part of Friendly Farms’ Give Back Program helping people in need.

Not only was any sort of tasting rare at The Emerald Cup in its new regulated legal cannabis era, the tastings Friendly Farms provided were rare themselves: true full-spectrum cannabis concentrates whose flavors, aromas and effects are derived from whole plants — a rarity in a market swimming in inferior THC distillates stripped of original terpenes and reconstituted with non-cannabis terpenes to chemically resemble natural cannabis.

In totally unscientific terms, Friendly Farms proprietary true full-spectrum process hella captures the decadence of designer cannabis strains: sweet, fruity, herbal, spicy, exotic and indulgent.

Friendly Farms’ true full-spectrum live-liquid etracts are crafted from premium sun-grown cannabis that’s flash-frozen at harvest and extracted at a low-temperature to preserve natural terpenes and cannabinoids, the DNA of the flavors, aromas and effects associated with specific strains.

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While Friendly Farms blends cannabis strains, it blends whole plants, not industrial terpenes of the sort that lurk in popular distillates.

Touring The Emerald Cup trade-show booths, I learned you could pick almost any cannabis strain you can think of and buy the terpenes to create the flavors of that strain. Or you could Frankenstein your own “cannabis strain” by adding terpenes derived from other plants to THC distillate.

Think of that next time you vape or dab distillate that tastes like lemony furniture polish.

Also pay attention to how fast and well Friendly Farms’ true full-spectrum cannabis concentrates affect you: Pretty fast and wholesomely, like hitting joint in vape-pen form. Distillates don’t do that.

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Veteran food journalist, cannabis media producer and trained pastry chef Ed Murrieta is a paid consultant to Friendly Farms. Follow Friendly Farms on Instagram, Weedmaps and FriendlyFarmsCA.com.

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