A Colorado-based CBD company has found a way to stand apart from its competitors and the secret has nothing to do with cannabis.
Miraflora sells a line of CBD products, for both human and animal consumption, from hemp grown on its 160-acre farm. Aside from hemp plants, though, the farm is also home to a herd of alpacas that not only fertilize the soil, but have also attracted a significant TikTok following.
Irish Whiskey, Burrito, Jackson Hole and Ting-Go are just a few of the fuzzy friends on the farm that have shot to social media fame under the handle @alpacas_hemping.
“In any business, you have faces of the business … the alpacas are becoming the face of Miraflora,” Brent Facchinello, Miraflora’s co-owner and chief operating officer, told the Denver Post.
“It’s all about making sure we have the best topsoil, and the best topsoil makes some of the best crops,” Facchinello added.
According to the company website, the hemp is fed “pure snowmelt from Rocky Mountain National Park and all-natural, organic Alpaca Gold fertilizer from our alpaca herd.”
The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Organic Certified farm has been family-owned and operated for more than a century. After every fall harvest, the hemp is converted into CBD oil and used to infuse a range of products, from tinctures to beverages to pet treats.
Though it’s not open to the public, the Denver Post notes that the herd can sometimes be spotted by hikers and runners who visit nearby Haystack Mountain.
The farm’s 10 alpacas each have their own bio on Miraflora’s site, including Ting-Go, who is described as the “loose cannon” of the herd.
Born in 2017, Ting-Go “once ate a farmer’s boot just to show dominance. He got very sick and the farmer had to take him to the large animal vet, but Ting-Go feels like he made his point.”
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