NO CHEMICALS USED. ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE
Hi! We are the Drysdale Family (Blair, Jody, Carly, Fletcher and Leah and we are a passionate farming family from Balfour, Northern Southland, New Zealand.
Here we farm 320Ha of flat fertile land with a mix of Arable (Wheat/Barley/Canola/Sunflowers) and Livestock farming (Sheep/Beef). The farm has the name of “HOPEFIELD” and it has been farmed for three generations thus far. Firstly, Blairs grandparents, then his parents and then we took over the reigns in 2008.
In 2018 after much discussion and research we decided we wanted to venture into the Hemp industry because we loved the idea of growing a crop that was widely beneficial for peoples health. Our Hemp has been nutritionally fed with traditional fertiliser albiet at much lower input amounts than our other crops, but it has had absolutely NO CHEMICAL sprayed over it. That means no herbicides, fungicides or insecticides!
We wanted to produce a product that we could have direct line and a connection to the end consumer rather than just produce a commodity product that gets lost in the system as soon as it leaves the farm gate.
Southland has fantastic climate for growing Hemp and producing hemp oil products due to our long daylight and sunshine hours in the summer and usually a reliable rainfall. The Hemp plant has so many uses from Medicinal products to Animal Bedding (Stalk left over) and Building Materials the entire plant from top to toe has a use!
There is so much potential to be unlocked so watch this space!
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
If you have any questions or queries we'd love to hear from you. Either fill out the contact form below or drop us a line.
Jody & Blair Drysdale