There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to hemp!
On January 4, 2020, the Pennsylvania Farm Show got underway, and one of the most popular crops at the event has been hemp. Hemp-based products popped up in display booths all over the venue, proving that CBD isn’t the only use for the plant.
While the show had its share of the usual suspects such as CBD tinctures and edibles, there were a plethora of unusual hemp products on exhibit. Perhaps the most exciting display was Geoff Whaling’s BMW, made with 14 percent hemp. But more on that in a moment.
Americhanvre Cast Hemp of Allentown was on hand to show off their wares. The company makes planters, tiles, and pots with a hemp line mix. However, this year, they showcased a tiny house made of 12-inch thick material called “hempcrete.” The display was intended to highlight hemp’s viability as a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to wood.
The farm show had some other interesting offerings as well. There were mannequins wearing clothing made from hemp including a dress, a parka, and a sport coat. At some tables, you could find rope, hemp kitty litter, hemp pretzels, fabrics, and teas.
The highlight of the event was Geoff Whaling’s wheels. Whaling is the chairman of the National Hemp Association and his 2017 Beamer is constructed of 14% hemp. Its seat covers, sound insulation, and floormats are all made from hemp. The battery baffle is partly constructed of hemp, and the shell itself is made from hemp bioplastics. The hemp composite dashboard, striped with eucalyptus, is a nice touch.
The inclusion of so many hemp-based products at the Lancaster event is proof positive that hemp is here to stay.