Many family-owned businesses are doing well, including in the CBD arena. We had the privilege to review High Falls Hemp, a New York-based CBD brand that boasts three years of experience and thrives on a family-owned piece of land. We loved many things about the company, including its high-quality premium hemp, the low limit for free shipping, and rigorous contaminant third-party testing. Here is the full review.
About the Company
High Falls Hemp company has a history that dates back to 1981, although the brand was birthed in 2018. Its creators are Tricia and Rick, a couple from New York. Tricia grew up in Ohio in a pristine environment, and when she moved to New York, she was missing her initial life. Together with Rick, they started cultivating the land in High Falls near Roundabout River and started planting vegetables on it. This way, they kept off the bustle and hustle of town life.
Between 2017 and 2018, when the Farm Bill was passed to legalize hemp growing for medical purposes, the couple became interested in hemp. This is because, in the years leading to 2017, the two got involved in an accident that left them with chronic pain. However, when they tried using CBD for their pain, they experienced phenomenal relief. Therefore, the Farm Bill was passed just in time for them to focus on hemp growing. Besides, they had been traveling a lot and would notice beautiful vineyards that they admired because of their love for wine. The idea of changing the vegetable gardens into hemp farms became more pressing, and they actualized it.
Tricia and Rick own a large farm where they breed and grow hemp and still manufacture CBD products. Many frameworks guide the High Falls Hemp activities, including its famous slogan, ‘restore, rejuvenate, and recover,’ that pushes them to employ the highest safety and farming practices to ensure that their end consumers get the best out of their CBD products and improve their health. The fact that the company farms its organic non-GMO hemp and uses them to manufacture high-quality premium CBD products onsite is just amazing. Although its average price points ($0.12-$0.17 per mg CBD) are slightly higher than what other brands of the same caliber offer, it provides value for every dollar spent, primarily through its third-party tests, rigorously done in three stages.
The following characteristic define High Falls Hemp;
- CBD extract in isolate, broad-, and full-spectrum formulations
- The average price point ranges from $0.12 to $0.17 per mg CBD
- US-sourced hemp, specifically obtained from New York farms
- Hemp is grown and used to manufacture CBD products onsite
- Ethanol and CO2 extraction methods used
- Consumption methods include tinctures, isolates, topicals, gummies, and pet products
- A 30-day money-back guarantee
- Edible products guarantee taste
- Free shipping for orders worth $25 and above
- Non-GMO, organic, vegan-friendly CBD products
- Multiple discounts for the military veteran community, subscribers, first-time buyers, and repeat clients
High Falls Hemp starts its manufacturing process with hemp breeding and growing in the founder’s farms in High Falls, New York. The website describes the brand’s mission as becoming involved in CBD production from seed to soul, suggesting that the team on the ground monitors every activity from hemp growing to CBD products packaging & shipping. The farms practice organic, sustainable farming while cultivating non-GMO, CBD oil-rich hemp. Besides, such practices ensure that no pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides that would harm the Earth and consumers are used on the hemp.
The brand uses two extraction methods, CO2 passage and food-grade ethanol, to strip off CBD from hemp fibers. The former technique ensures that no impurities are left in the extract, and this explains why all High Falls Hemp products passed contaminant tests. In addition, the method allows the extract to be separated into isolate, broad, and full-spectrum formulations to ensure that there are THC and non-THC CBD products.
Customer & Buying Experiences
We loved our buying experience using the High Falls Hemp official website. Since all products are grouped according to a category as topicals, gels, pet, gummies, etc., the process was rather easy and intuitive- it’s about clicking on the right category, selecting an item, and adding it to the cart. Besides, the brand offered us free copies (24) for the magazine on Better Home & Garden, with no auto-renew conditions or additional charges. There are two options for shopping, using your account or signing in as a guest. Orders above $25 are shipped free, but anything below that has its shipping cost calculated based on locations. The company delivers products to 49 states, except Idaho.
High Falls Hemp uses USPS shipping to deliver orders, and there are two options for this. The priority mail/first class takes 5-7 days, while the expedited option takes 3-5 days to deliver orders. The outside packaging is discreet and is made of a USPS box, while the products are wrapped with white paper from the inside. The only challenge was that the customer care desk was unresponsive when we reached out to it through email and the chat feature.
Why is High Falls Hemp Exceptionally Unique?
The USA has many CBD brands, yet High Falls Hemp stands out exceptionally unique. One reason for this is that the company is family-owned by a couple, Tricia and Rick. Tricia is in charge of hemp growing while Rick oversees the manufacturing process, and the two work pretty well. Besides, the couple is driven by love and passion for CBD, and because the two virtues are contagious, they transfer them to CBD-infused products, which then come out as high quality. Besides, having all activities from hemp breeding to packaging CBD products happen onsite locally is a plus for the brand because it has every opportunity to monitor the ongoing activities and ensure that they are within the brand’s operational safety frameworks. Lastly, using vegan and all-natural ingredients for manufacturing and formulating CBD products means that the company’s extracts are all-encompassing and literally suitable for anyone.
Range of Products
High Falls Hemp product line is relatively wide and offers the following items in its inventory;
High Falls Hemp Tinctures
High Falls Hemp offers hemp oil-based tinctures that come in 15 ml or 30 ml bottles and feature CBD isolate, as well as full-, and broad-spectrum formulations. Besides, you can order full-spectrum tinctures that are terpene and herb-enhanced or terpene-rich tinctures that are entirely made up of terpenes. Their cost varies from $35 to $200, and total CBD concentrations include 150 mg, 225 mg, 450 mg, 600 mg, 675 mg, 750 mg, 1000 mg, 1200 mg, and 1500 mg. Moreover, the average potency varies from 10 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml, while the price per mg CBD ranges from $0.07 to $0.37
High Falls Hemp Pet Products
This product line deals with 30 ml pet tinctures with 300 mg total CBD. They are made with CO2 extracted CBD and feature all-natural ingredients, including hemp and hemp seed oil. These tinctures are available in full-spectrum formulations, meaning that they don’t have detectable THC. Their potency is 10 mg/ml, while the average price point is $0.12 per mg CBD (they cost $35).
High Falls Hemp Softgels
High Falls Hemp deals in CO2 and ethanol extracted full-spectrum CBD softgels made with all-natural ingredients, including vegetable glycerin, cornstarch, and hemp. Each bottle has 30 softgels, but different bottles have varied potencies and total CBD concentration, including 10 mg/unit (300 mg CBD), 25 mg/unit (750 mg total CBD), and 50 mg/unit (1500 mg total CBD). Since the capsules are formulated with carrageenan, they may not be ideal for individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or digestive disorders.
High Falls Hemp Topicals
High Falls Hemp topical product line includes 4 oz body lotions and lip balms with 250 mg, 500 mg, or 1000 mg total CBD. Both are in full-spectrum formulations made with ethanol and CO2 extractedCBD from non-GMO organic hemp. Besides, the lotion features natural ingredients, including aloe, avocado oil, and calendula. All the topical items have an 8.33 mg/ml potency and have an average price point of $0.09 or $0.1 per mg CBD, depending on your choice.
High Falls Hemp Gummies
Are you one of the people who dislike the aftertaste of CDB tinctures and oils? You can still benefit from the cannabinoid by experimenting with High Falls Hemp’s full-spectrum gummies that are good-tasting and feature citrus-ginger or pomegranate restore flavors. Each gummy has 25 mg CBD and comes in 4-pack or 30-pack containers. Like other products in the brand’s inventory, they are made with CO2 and ethanol extracted CBD. Besides, they also feature terpenes and other natural ingredients.
What We Like About the Company
During our High Falls Hemp review, we found the following aspects especially likable;
- Free shipping for orders worth $25 and above is all-encompassing and accommodates many people, including those with suboptimal financial status
- The 30-day money-back guarantee ensures dissatisfied clients get full refunds
- The multiple discount options help consumers save cash
- The brand’s product lines are fairly wide, including tinctures (broad-, and full-spectrum), isolates, topicals, and gummies
- There are various formulations, including isolates, full-, and broad-spectrum, to choose from
- Third-party tests, especially for contaminants, are rigorous and ensure consumer safety
- All the products are vegan and vegetarian-friendly, minimizing chances of allergies
- The brand’s website has comprehensive information on third-party tests
- There is enough information about the company’s founders and how it came to be
- The hemp-growing practices are within the sustainability frameworks
What We Do Not Like About the Company
Although we liked many things about High Falls Hemp, the brand still has a few kinks to straighten, including;
- Some product batch numbers lacked their third-party test results
- The customer service response is poor since we didn’t get any reply when we reached out to it through email, and the chat feature
- Some products posed higher deviations, exceeding the federally acceptable limits
- Although the website offers enough information regarding the brand’s founders, it does not do the same for the members or the team of experts doing the ground job
- The brand’s average price point of $0.12 to $0.17 per mg CBD is slightly higher than what other brands offer
Our Overall Verdict Our review of the New York-based High Falls Hemp brand was generally good, and we appreciated many things about the company. They include the 30-day money-back guarantee, free shipping arrangement for orders worth $25 and above, rigorous contaminant third-party testing, a fairly elaborate product line, and the brand’s three-tier formulation provision that ensures THC and THC-free products are availed for CBD enthusiasts. Nonetheless, the brand needs to make its customer care desk more engaging and responsive, and it should work on its potency variances. With such improvements, it will do better in the CBD arena.