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Ridgeline Farms and owner Jason Gellman will be honored for the 2018 Business of The Year Award at the Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce annual dinner event . It is the first time for the Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and for Jason Gellman to have the award go to a local Craft Cannabis Farmer. Ridgeline Farms won the Emerald Cup for their cannabis strain Green Lantern last year. The dinner will be on Saturday April 6th at the Mateel Community Center and the event starts at 5pm. Tickets are $55 and a table is $350. Festivities include music by DJ RunDat. Jason has been a major supporter of community events for many years in Southern Humboldt and was raised in Southern Humboldt. He is a shining example of the amazing work and love that goes into growing some of the best craft cannabis in the region. When asked how he felt about the honor and all of the attention, Jason replied, “It is hard to believe all this has happened in the past few months and I am so grateful to be part of the Southern Humboldt heritage that makes our cannabis the best in the world” The Southern Humboldt Chamber is in Garberville and they enhance our quality of life & environment by promoting tourism & assisting local businesses to expand and prosper. The Chamber also functions as an advocate for Southern Humboldt at the County, State and Federal Levels.

We are excited and looking forward to an upcoming interview conducted by the New Yorker and Emily Witt. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of the books “Future Sex” and “Nollywood: The Making of a Film Empire.” She has published journalism, essays, and criticism in n+1, the Times, GQ, and the London Review of Books, and was anthologized in “The Best American Travel Writing 2011.” She has reported from many different countries and was a Fulbright scholar in Mozambique. Witt was in the Southern Humboldt Region a few weeks ago speaking with local farmers including award winning cultivator Jason Gellman. Her focus is how legalization has affected the local Craft Cannabis Farmers over the past year. Keep checking back here for more updates