On a ten-acre farm in the fertile hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, a family of hemp farmers are on a mission to heal both land and people. They’re seasoned professionals with masters degrees, decades of business experience and stacks of resumes from Fortune 500 companies and non-profits. They’re enraged by environmental degradation. They’re heartbroken by unsolved chronic pain and the resulting opioid epidemic. And they believe CBD is the solution.
A Family Affair
In 2011, Chuck Adams and Connie Coston bought a bucolic parcel of land near Woodburn, Ore. The marionberry crop growing on it was unmanageable without harmful pesticides, so when an old friend with experience in hemp production introduced them to cannabidiol (CBD), the vision for Frogsong Farm began to crystalize. A CFO and COO with decades of finance and operational expertise, Chuck’s keen business sense and industry research unearthed a viable business opportunity.
Chuck and Connie’s sons, David, Reid, and Brett arrived with a wealth of expertise and a passion for environmental stewardship. Chuck’s sister Lissa and brother Chris were already converts to CBD, one of the compounds in the broader cannabis family that produces no psychoactive effects. They had seen cannabis’ healing qualities ease their mother’s suffering in the final months of her battle with pancreatic cancer. The first seeds were sunk into the soil on April 23, 2017. That fall, the family harvested their first crop. But they didn’t stop there.
The Frogsong team created three products—a salve called Rubbit, an aloe gel-based product called Body Balm, and a sublingual tincture called Drops. They are all crafted with uncompromising rigor and care. To ensure integrity in every step of its process, the vertically integrated company invented a proprietary, state-of-the-art extraction system. Formalizing its environmental stewardship, Frogsong is now an Organic certified hemp farm (a tribute to the family’s far more environmentally rigorous farming standards). Frogsong’s recent B Corp Certification, the first of any verticially integrated CBD company, showcases the farm’s commitment to positively impact its land, its team, and its community.
Quality Not Quantity
Frogsong’s products are pure, powerful, and marked with clear dosage information. Organic ingredients are infused with just the right amount of CBD to have a powerful impact on the way people live. From pain to inflammation to anxiety, the farm’s customers suffering from a host of ailments return again and again, proclaiming that Frogsong’s CBD has changed their lives.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why Frogsong CBD is so effective: is it the rigorous production standards? Our stewardship of the land and commitment to sustainable practices? The above-industry-standard dosage at below-industry-average prices? The extraordinary combination of individuals committed to the health and well-being of our customers? The Frogsong family believes it’s all of that together . . . plus a little bit of magic.
What Is a B Corp?
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.
B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The values and aspirations of the B Corp community are embedded in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence.