In 2010, Allan Gandelman founded Main Street Farms, a certified organic vegetable farm based in Cortland, NY. We still farm over 30 acres of vegetables that are distributed via our 500 member CSA, farmers markets, and at Sweetgreen and Dig Inn.
In 2017, Allan got Lyme’s Disease and started experiencing arthritic pain, insomnia, and lethargy. Doctor’s had a hard time diagnosing him, and as his symptoms got worse, we considered shutting down the farm. That’s when a former employee sent Allan a bottle of CBD from Colorado. Within a few months of practicing the Buhner Herbal Protocol with CBD Allan’s symptoms improved.
In 2018, we started selling CBD at local farmers markets alongside our veggies. Our first customers were our CSA members – and their feedback helped us refine the product and understand the needs of our audience. Since then we’ve grown our business to include a new online community – a private Facebook group of more than 1,000 people. We know that when you’re looking for answers on a health journey, it helps to have a group of trustworthy people to talk to.
As farmers we know that the growing conditions of a plant can change everything. That’s why our hemp farm as well as our extraction lab is USDA Certified Organic. We also have all of our products tested by a third-party to ensure purity and potency.
The CBD industry is new and we are at the forefront of it. We put out products like CBN and CBG ahead of the competition and we’re always researching what’s next. Our co-founder Allan is on the front lines fighting for the rights of Cannabis growers and processors every day.