Meet Us At The Market
Market day is one of the most rewarding parts of running Frogsong Farm. At the Portland and Beaverton markets, we get to meet local customers in person and share our passion and enthusiasm for the work we do. There’s truly no substitute for face-to-face connection. Farmer’s markets are also a great platform for educating the public about what CBD is, how it is used, and why folks might want to add it to their wellness tool chest.
Here’s a glimpse of what you might hear walking past our market booth on a cold, sunny Oregon day.
“What have you got here?”
“These are CBD products made on our hemp farm! Are you familiar with CBD?”
“A little… I know someone who uses it for (fill in the blank: arthritis, sleep, anxiety, pain, neuropathy, fibromyalgia–) I think they got it at a dispensary… can’t remember what brand.”
“Cool. That’s common. So CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a medicinal compound found in hemp and cannabis. It’s different from THC, which is the substance that gets you high. CBD is not intoxicating. But it has major pain relieving, anti-inflammatory, and mental health benefits.”
“Okay. So is this a rub?”
“It is! We make a topical salve called Rubbit, which is great for fast acting, localized pain relief. It comes in two strengths: 250 and 500 milligrams per ounce. It’s oil based so it is very skin nourishing and a little goes a long way.”
“And what’s in these bottles?”
“These are our CBD tinctures. They’re organic olive oil based, and designed for sublingual use. Sublingual CBD is commonly used for pain, sleep, anxiety, inflammation, and general mood balancing.”
“What’s the difference between the pink and the orange ones?”
“These orange ones are the Drops, which have 10 mg of CBD in every dose. The pink is Drops Plus, which has 25 mg in every dose. The Drops Plus tincture is the best value of all our products – you’ll get the most CBD for your dollar with the Drops Plus tinctures.”
“How much should I take?”
“10 milligrams is a good starting point. You can choose to take it once a day, or split the dose up throughout the day. Whatever you choose, do it consistently for about a week before adjusting. It takes some time to prime the body’s endocannabinoid system. Some people feel effects right away, some take 7-10 days to know how they’re responding.”
“Are there any side effects?”
“The only noted side effect is occasional drowsiness at high levels. However, CBD is what is known as a potentiator. Potentiators affect the body’s absorption of some medications. If you are taking any medications that warn you not to eat grapefruit, you would also want to avoid taking CBD in conjunction with those. Check with your doctor, just to be safe.”
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“Is it good for pets too?”
“Yep! We considered making a pet line, but it would have been the exact same products with a different label! Our Drops and Drops Plus are commonly used for cats, dogs, and even horses. The olive oil and full spectrum CBD is perfectly pet safe. The dosage for a dog or cat will depend on body weight and the conditions you are treating.”
“How long does it last?”
“If you dose according to the package instructions, each ounce has about thirty doses. The Rubbit salve will depend on how large of an area you’re treating, but as a general rule an ounce is about a month’s supply for generous daily use.”
“Do you take credit cards?”
“I can’t fly with it, can I?”
“We have flown with it, but TSA has stated that marijuana and cannabis infused products, such as CBD oil are illegal under federal law. TSA doesn’t distinguish between marijuana vs. hemp derived CBD. They don’t actively look for CBD products, but if they observe a substance that appears to be a cannabis infused product, they may refer the matter to a law enforcement officer. The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint. ” (Note: as of December 2018, hemp is in the process of federal legalization. This will remove travel concerns. Stay tuned for updates!)
“Do you ship?”
“We do. We have free shipping to all fifty states on orders over $50 (after discounts are applied). In fact, we do most of our business on our web store. Tell your friends they can find us at FrogsongFarm.com.”
“And are you guys the actual farmers, or do you just work for the company?”
“We’re a family business. Reid and Brett here are our lead growers. We are all involved in multiple aspects of running the farm. Our whole team could fit around a large dinner table!”
“Are you online?”
“Do you have an email list?”
“Yes. We send out a monthly newsletter with updates from the farm, new product information, and promotions. You can sign up here.”
“Wow- my hands actually feel better already! Is it supposed to work that fast?!”
“Yes! We put high concentrations of full-spectrum CBD in all of our products so you can actually feel noticeable effects. Our goal is to make CBD products that make a real difference for people with all kinds of backgrounds and conditions.”
“Wow. Thanks for the info. Let me go grab my friends from the flower stand so you can tell them about your CBD.”
Now It’s Your Turn
When it comes to CBD, there are no silly questions. There’s a lot to know, and even more to sift through as new information continues to emerge and we sort out fact from fiction. We invite you to join the conversation! Leave a comment, find us on Facebook & Instagram, or send us an email. We’re here to help.
If you’re ready to experience natural, plant-based CBD for yourself, swing by our web store to browse our line of CBD tinctures and body rubs. Free shipping on orders over $50. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Farm-fresh CBD products make memorable and meaningful gifts! What says “I love you” more than natural pain relief? Order now and have gifts ready in time for the holidays.
PS: Do you have a CBD success story? Share a review with us on Facebook or our Products page!
Happy Holidays! May the coming year be as delightful as a kid with an organic gingerbread cookie.
All Of Us at Frogsong Farm
Rebecca Recker is Director of Communications for Frogsong Farm. With a background in organic farming and permaculture design, Rebecca has been writing about soil health and local food access for nine years. The author of several blogs, she has contributed to articles for Oregon Leaf and Green Living PDX magazines, as well as the following websites: Civilized, Splimm, Miss Grass, and Flowertown. She has been a featured guest on the Periodic Effects and Your Highness podcasts.