The Way We Grow

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Starts With The Sun
Only Natural Light
Utilizing tried and true methods of agricultural science, we grow our flower naturally, using the power of the sun to fuel our plants.
Sustainability by Design
Greenhouse growing capitalizes on the Earth's natural resources. From our roofing, to water conservation, RVF delivers a product with a minimized carbon footprint.
Vertically Integrated
We control the entire process of our operation, from seed to sale. This allows us to produce the best product at the best prices for you.
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INSIDE OUR GREENHOUSES

20 ACRES. YEAR-ROUND PRODUCTION.

From seed to sale, in the heart of the Salinas Valley.

2500 Mothers Grown From Seed

2500 Mothers Grown From Seed

It all starts with our Mother Plants, which we cultivate directly from seeds. We use the art of pheno-hunting to create the strongest varieties, which produce the most consistent yield combined with the highest possible potency.

Fresh Water From Our Well

Fresh Water From Our Well

Our fresh water comes from our own wells on property. Tested regularly by outside laboratories to ensure safety and cleanliness, our wells are over 870 ft deep and require no filtration system. Our water is so clean we could bottle and sell it… literally!

Custom Nutrient Blends

Custom Nutrient Blends

We blend all of our own nutrients in-house daily to ensure the perfect recipe for each varietal. We adjust each level of nutrient to accommodate the plants specific needs, allowing us to ensure each strain meets its full potential. 

Natural Pest Control

Natural Pest Control

The most natural way to combat “bad” bugs that could harm our plants is by releasing “good” bugs to overpopulate them. Using natural biologicals combined with the application of organic sprays keeps our plants pest free. Our on-site team has 40+ years of experience in this game and are always working to perfect the timing to maximize our control.

We Use Neutral "Virgin" Soil

We Use Neutral "Virgin" Soil

We don’t purchase any soil with additives or fertilizers. We start with high grade neutral soil that we then custom blend in-house. No shortcuts here, we do as much in-house work as possible to ensure we meet RVF expectations.

Automation Helps Us Grow

Automation Helps Us Grow

With a monitoring solution from HortiMaX/Ridder, our team can ensure the perfect temperature and humidity. Automatic louvers, fans, blackout curtains and heaters help our greenhouses achieve a peak growing environment, 365 days a year.

WE GROW SUSTAINABLY

Cannabis is a naturally grown plant that comes from this Earth, so it’s important to us to do our part to preserve our planet. Reducing our waste and carbon footprint is an essential consideration for all steps of our operation. 

Reduced Water
• Drip Irrigation
• Reclaimed Water
Reduced Energy
• Natural Sunlight
• UV Roofing
• Acrylite RoofCoat
Reduced Waste
• Reuse Practices
• Avoid Single Use
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HOW RVF GROWS

10 Steps. 16 weeks.

Even with our scale, we deliver fresh product every month.

  • Mother Stock Selection

    We have close to 1800 Mother Plants in a variety of different strains. These plants are pruned about every 30 days to keep them nice and healthy. We keep our moms on-site for 3-6 months before refreshing inventory.

  • Cloning

    The key to successful cloning and optimal rooting is keeping a clean, sanitized, controlled environment for our fresh cuttings. Our nursery team can take up to 6000 cuts in one day. It takes about two weeks for the clones to root and they spend two weeks in the nursery before transplant.

  • Teens

    Plant care is necessary to shape healthy plants going into our flowering room. We maintain a consistent watering and daylight schedule to ensure good growth. Our plants stay in this space for up to 8 weeks total to ensure they are strong enough to move into the flowering phase.

  • Flowering

    Our cannabis plants get 12 hours of natural sunlight and  12 hours of total darkness to activate maximum flowering. We use our state-of-the-art blackout curtain system to manipuate the light cycle to begin generating big, fluffy buds.

  • Harvesting

    We constantly check the plants for ripeness of flower so we are harvesting at peak time. This procedure is the most delicate time in our process and takes two days to harvest an entire flowering room.

  • Hang Drying

    This next step in our process takes roughly 10 to 12 days to complete. We manipulate the environment to ensure proper preservation and maximum drying.

  • Bucking

    Our main objective in this step is to separate our buds from the stem. This is one of the most time consuming tasks in the process and we buck roughly 300+ pounds of untrimmed product in one day.

  • Trimming

    We have 12 ladies per trim line with a total of 4 lines. They output 100+ pounds of trimmed buds per day. Trimming an entire flowering room can take 2-3 weeks to finish. There are three grades of product coming out of our trim line: A Buds, Budlets and Trim.

  • Curing

    Allowing our buds to breathe and remain in a controlled environment ensures the ultimate freshness. Each strain puts out a  a different aroma and high depending on its lineage.