‘Hemp, Hemp, Hooray’ set for Saturday

OXFORD – Hemp History Week will be celebrated at the Oxford Farmers’ Market, this Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Earl Callahan, John Van Lierde, and Fred Lanfear—all three retired and curious educators—will lead “Hemp, Hemp, Hooray!” an informative program designed to teach about this noble plant.

Hemp is an excellent source of food with high nutritive value, and is a key component in over 25,000 different products ranging from paper, clothing, and skin creams to building materials, compression-molded automobile parts, animal bedding, and insulation with a high-R value. The program will cover hemp farming, past and present, and new legislation signed by our governor that allows New York producers to grow and research hemp with an eye to develop a vibrant NY-based hemp industry. Many products made from hemp will be on display.

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