How To Keep A 5th Generation Family Farm Going? Just Add Cannabis

It’s tough making money by growing apples – global competition has driven prices down to just twenty-five cents a pound and unexpected pests, bad weather, or labor shortages can have severe consequences. That’s why Eddie Brennan of Beak and Skiff Orchards near Syracuse New York jumped in to grab a one-acre cannabis-growing license from the state when they became available. Cannabis will fetch $500 per pound he estimates, which is two thousand times the revenue of a pound of apples.

To diversify the family business over the years, and bring in income outside of the fall harvest, the orchard has added a tasting room, a pick

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