This year’s Denver IndoExpo and Hemp event took place January 27th and 28th at the Denver Mart and included a Hemp Hallway allowing industrial hemp entrepreneurs to showcase their products. My understanding is this was the first year for the hallway focusing on hemp. I met some amazing people plus learned of some new and exciting hemp products with many brand new to the market. Check out our calendar for other IndoExpo locations and dates as it’s a great way to catch up on what’s happening in the hemp product world.
There were also some great hemp educational sessions including an overview of hemp textiles by Barbara Filippone, founder and CEO of EnviroTextiles, LLC of Glenwood Springs, CO. She provided up to date information about textiles and what’s safe (or better yet, what’s NOT these days) and hopeful that a recording of her presentation will be available soon so we can share with you.
I also sat in on Left Hand Hemp’s talk on how hempcrete can help clean the earth. Kelly Thorton spoke about all of the advantages of building with hemp and its positive impact on our environment. There was talk of an upcoming hempcrete workshop in Montrose, CO so we will certainly let you know details as soon as we confirm. If you’re interesting in learning how to build with hemp, I highly recommend you keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming workshops.
I also met the owner of Hemp Way Foods out of CO, Carla Boyd and listened in on her talk about hemp foods. She had samples of her hemp burgers brought in for all of us to try. Wow, I think it’s the best hemp burger I’ve tried thus far! They sell them at a few stores in CO and at some local restaurants so I highly recommend trying them if you haven’t and in the Denver area.
Lastly, I also purchased some amazing gluten-free sourdough hemp bread from the Diaz Farm out of Boulder. Super tasty and another recommendation should you be in the Boulder area and can visit their farm/bakery