The owner of Carpinteria’s Glass House Farms and president of CARP Growers, Graham Farrar, has put his Santa Barbara cannabis dispensary to work in supporting the Freedom Warming Centers of Santa Barbara County (FWC). FWC serves a critical role in sheltering homeless individuals when weather conditions imperil lives. Warming centers across the county open when the forecast during winter months calls for rain or when temperatures fall below 35 degrees. Farrar’s give-back program redirected 5 percent of select sales on CARP Growers products to FWC, generating $6,500.
The Farmacy’s give-back program was done in partnership with CARP Growers member farms, a group of Carpinteria Valley farms dedicated to community giving and responsible farming practices. CARP Growers brands Pacific Stone Brand, Josh D Farms, Autumn Brands, Headwaters, Cresco Cannabis and Glass House Farms participated.
“This partnership means so much to the people we are able to serve. Funds go directly to blankets, dry socks, meals and materials we need to protect those who are most vulnerable,” said Kathy Hayes, director of Freedom Warming Centers. “We were heartened earlier this winter when so many stepped up to fund our Warm-Up $30,000 fundraising campaign and that those who were inspired continue to provide for our programs and to save lives.”