Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT New England Hemp Farm!
Four questions with Brian Edmonds, CEO & Co-Founder of New England Hemp Farm.
Why did you start your business?
After retiring from Wall Street after 30 years I was looking for a new opportunity. I saw plenty of people under enormous stress during my career and I knew that CBD could really help people. My business partner has been a farmer in Ct for almost 30 years and Hemp became legal for farming in 2019. We decided to start New England Hemp Farm, growing Hemp and marketing a full lineup of high-quality CBD products that could help people - CBD is all about health and wellness!
What is your best-selling product/service?
Our best-selling products are our 1000mg relief rub (pain-relieving topical) and our 30ct - 25mg Vegan Gummies - a great and convenient way to get your daily dose of CBD.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
We have our products in a number of retailers in the area in addition to our store at 136 Main Street in Westport, including Black Rock Pharmacy and the new Weston Pharmacy. Fridays we set up our tent and sell our products at Earth Animal in Westport. We also do a number of other Farmers' markets around Connecticut - from Blackrock to Chester.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
We are always reimagining our business but we are firmly rooted in health and wellness and educating our customers on the benefits of using CBD. There is a lot of competition in the CBD space but we are in it for the long haul and we offer premium quality CBD products at value pricing with best in class customer service!
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