Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacqi Kamp.
Hi Jacqi, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
We are a seed-to-sale hemp farm. We plant the seeds, love the plants, and enjoy the fruits of our labor. We perform our own plant extraction to create our handmade products. We believe in craft, handmade and local.
In 2019, we took an opportunity to grow hemp on my husband’s family’s 4th generation family farm in Calhoun County Illinois. Calhoun is a beautiful peninsula in Illinois surrounded by the Mississippi River on one side and the Illinois river on the other creating a very unique soil profile that can only be founding Calhoun County.
The Kamp Family farm features an ancient artesian spring. We built a trough system that we use to harness the artesian spring water and use it to water our plants. Creating Spring Hollow Hemp.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
This is a funny question. NO! Hemp is not an easy road to travel. The first year we fought against the flood of 2019!
We were boating all our supplies across the river. At times, it was a little tricky, to say the least. At the end of 2019, the hemp market sank and our wholesale buyer fell out. We took a pivot and began making our own products.
Hemp Farming is hard work. It’s a lot of labor and very time-consuming. We believe its worth all the time and energy because we believe hemp is the plant that holds the power to change the world.
As you know, we’re big fans of Spring Hollow Hemp Farm. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
We are the farmers.
Most CBD companies out there buy mass-produced CBD and put it into their products. This is not quality CBD and why a lot of consumers that try CBD say “it doesn’t work.” Our line is full spectrum. Giving you all the benefits of the hemp plant. Not just the CBD cannabinoid.
Our brand was built from the ground up. We had a vision and we created it. Spring Hollow has been a life-changer for us. We love educating people on the options of using cannabis in their daily lives.
We support locals. Calhoun County Illinois is a beautiful gem. We believe in small-batch, local handmade.
So maybe we end by discussing what matters most to you and why?
What matters most to us is educating people on this ancient plant that has been used since 2800BC!
There are many different cannabinoids in the hemp plant. CBD is one of just many! The hemp world is constantly changing and evolving. There will be more breakthroughs and science to be discovered.
We care about our soil and about the land we farm on. We use organic practices and intend on leaving our land better then we found it.
- Website: www.springhollowhemp.com
- Instagram: @springhollowhemp
- Facebook: @springhollowhemp
Scott Shy with Vine Vitality @shyvisionphotography