Vermont CBD Gummies: Why Make Your own?
Vermont CBD Gummies highlight everything fun. Gleaming in a rainbow of color, sweet on the tongue, and elevating for the soul, it’s easy to understand the attraction. At Berkshire CBD we want the ultimate experience for our customers. This means providing the best ingredients from our farm straight to your door.
To this end, we’ve created a recipe that includes whole organic ingredients. And, of course, the best hemp flower on the market: from Berkshire CBD. Moving away from artificial food dyes and high fructose corn syrup, we’ve gone through our fields and pantry to bring you a little bit of home.
As you know, hemp flower and CBD is popular for so many. Often, individuals care about their health and already know quite a bit about CBD or cannabidiol. Many use CBD on a daily basis to align with their endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is considered to regulate parts of the metabolism as well as aspects that control the pain centers of the brain.
What makes CBD so attractive is two-fold. One, federal legislation in the 2018 Farm Bill allowed for the industrial production of hemp. Many state laws followed to allow for the sale and use of CBD. Second, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not give the feeling of intoxication or ‘being high’.
These two reasons make Vermont CBD Gummies even more attractive. Having edible forms of the cannabis plant legally will bring out the kid in all of us!
Vermont CBD Gummies: A Brief History
Gummy bears are a part of a love story. In 1920, a husband and wife decided to quit their dead end jobs and return to their true passion: candy! In their little kitchen with three copper pots, Hans and Geurtrud Riegel began making candies day and night.
These colorless confections would be spread out on a marble slab after boiling in their copper pots. Together, they would wrap up the candies in little brown packages, and Geurtrud would jump on her bicycle to deliver their new products. Geurtrud would bring their candies to street fairs and festivals.
On one of her deliveries to a festival, she noticed some brightly colored dancers dressed as bears. Children clapped while their parents smiled at these cheerful dancing bears. Filled with the electricity of inspiration, Geurtrud hopped back on her bicycle and pedaled home as fast as she could to Hans.
Together, they created the first line of colorful gummy bears. Their business immediately gained traction and popularity. Needing a name, Hans took letters from his hometown (Boon), his last name (Riegel), and his first name (Hans). And with that, Haribo was born. Emerging from love, courage, and a moment of inspiration, Gummy bears have since risen to be one of America’s favorite candies.
Vermont CBD Gummies: Part of a Larger Routine
It may be tempting to make a huge batch of CBD Gummies and say, “this is the answer to everything!” We get it. A sweet rainbow of CBD seems like the perfect antidote to any of life’s woes. Still, we would like to share that Gummies can be a supplement within a larger CBD routine.
Any edibles will have a longer effect in the body. However, consuming CBD does create a different, less powerful, effect on the body. On average, the bioavailability of CBD edibles is only 6%. To this end, many appreciate the vaping, or using oils under the tongue in their usual experience with CBD.
To deliver maximum effectiveness, continue with your usual CBD routine. As alluring as eating your entire bag of Vermont CBD Gummies may be, we don’t recommend it:)
Vermont CBD Gummies for Night
Many individuals need a little help unwinding at the end of the day. The alerts on their phone pull them away from settling down peacefully. Thoughts and worries strip the body from regulating its nervous system. Natural rhythms can often times seem hard to align with.
At Berkshire CBD, we always want to help. We know the importance of a solid night’s sleep. We wanted to cater this recipe to help you let the worries of the day go. Look up at the stars and smile as you enjoy some sweet treats at the end of your day.
Berkshire CBD Hemp Flower for the End of the Day
Clearly, we recommend starting with our CBD hemp flower! We want all of your ingredients to be the best in the world. We know that you can count on all of our nighttime strains to be organically grown and fully lab-tested. As always, our flower contains less than 0.3% THC so you don’t need to worry about any negative side effects or feeling cloudy the next day.
When you start your recipe with our flower, you can feel like a chef walking through the markets in the morning for ingredients. As soon as you hold one of our hemp flower buds, you’ll notice the shimmer and frost of trichomes. The integrity and vitality of our CBD flower buds is captured through our 60-day slow curing process.
We’ve highlighted some of the best strains for the end of the day in our Downtime Collection. For those who adore our Bubba Kush, we know your Bubba Kush Vermont CBD Gummies will be an ultimate hit! It’s the finest combination out there.
Indeed, to bring you the finest flower on the market, we have found that careful artistry is the source of CBD perfection. On our fields and in our curing rooms, perfect hemp takes patience and care. Indeed, it is the only way to truly elevate the hundreds of aromatic beneficial compounds within each CBD bloom.
To really appreciate our CBD hemp flower strains, it’s essential to understand the cultivation and passion that goes into our crops. To promote strains that are high in CBD, we carefully select our seeds, and lovingly monitor soil conditions and harvest timing. We like to think of ourselves as artisan hemp flower bud cultivators.
So you can think of yourself as an artisan CBD chef in your own kitchen. Truly, a connoisseur appreciates the source of all of their ingredients and enjoys every step of the process. Your CBD Gummies are going to be the best!
Vermont CBD Gummies: Items Needed
Makes About: 50 GUMMIES
Now, it’s time to organize everything that you will need. While it takes a bit of time to prep, it’s actually quite easy to make your Vermont CBD Gummies. Have fun, and start your list with:
- 2 grams of Berkshire CBD Hemp Flower (our Berkshire CBD Shake is perfect, or use your favorite Berkshire CBD Strain)
- 1/2 cups of coconut oil
- Oven at 230 degrees
- Oven-friendly Glass Dish
- 8 tbs Grass-fed collagen gelatin
- Homemade Berkshire CBD Oil (directions below!)
- Raw Local Honey, or your choice of sweetener
- Blended Fruit of choice for Puree
- Gummy Molds (see below)
With your fruit choice, think about the color it brings as well as any potentially relaxing benefits. Many people love using cherries or cherry juice for its vibrant red color. Cherries also help with sleep quality and can promote a relaxing addition to your end of the day routine. Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries would also be a fabulous choice, not only for their incredible colors, but for their rich levels of antioxidants, which have been known to lower stress related to insomnia.
A note about Gummy molds, if you want to use the classic and super cute bear shape:) (While having a Gummy Bear mold may be familiar and fun, you can use any container that you have. All you’ll need to do is cut them out when the mixture is set. You could even use a sheet pan and cut out little squares.)
Vermont CBD Gummies Cooking Items (Nice to have but not necessary)
Digital Read Thermometer
Vermont CBD Gummies: Instructions
Decarb your flower to make oil. (You can use our own CBD oil; however, you’ll have to stick with flavors that compliment chocolate and mint. Each 15ml bottle of Rest contains either 375mg or 750mg of potent CBD.)
Preheat your oven at 230 degrees. While that’s heating up, place the 2g of your Berkshire CBD hemp flower into a glass dish, and cover with a lid.
Place your dish in the oven and heat for two hours. You’re looking for the flower to turn from green to medium brown. Keep an eye on them, and take out 10 to 15 minutes sooner if you’re cooking at altitude or the color transforms.
Continuing with the patience of connoisseur who wants the best results, gather at the stove top for this next step with your sauce pan, coconut oil, and your flower.
Place your 1/2 cup of coconut oil in your saucepan and heat up. Check with your candy thermometer until the liquid reads 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Once it reaches this temperature, place your 2g of flower in the pan and set to a slow and low, low simmer for one and a half hours. Keep an eye on this brew and stir occasionally.
Next allow your liquid to cool slightly and then strain everything through your cheesecloth into a bowl. Squeeze as much through the cloth as possible and compost the leftover plant material.
In a large blender, or using an immersion blender, (or just some old fashioned whisk smashing and stirring) puree the fruit you have chosen. Measure out 1/2 cup in a small bowl.
In a small sauce pan add the juice puree and sprinkle the gelatin over the liquid. Allow to stand for 2 minutes.
Add your honey (or favorite sweetener) in the saucepan.
Stir your mixture for 3-5 minutes on a medium to low heat.
Make sure everything is incorporated into the liquid.
Stir in desired amount of CBD! Stir well.
Pour the mixture into your mold. Use a small spoon or an ice tea pitcher to help you not spill as you fill those little holes.
Remember to count how many total gummies you have made, as this will help you determine how much CBD is in each gummy. (it’s not an exact science when you’re at home.)
Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and pop gummies out of mold. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Vermont CBD Gummies (additional thoughts)
*Your choice of fruit can be fresh, canned, or frozen and thawed. Peel first if needed;)
*We recommend avoiding fruits like pineapple, kiwi, mango, ginger root, papaya, figs or guava. They do not work well with gelatin. (It’s kind of a cool science, if you want to read more about it from the Scientific American Magazine.)
CBD Gummies for the Connoisseur
How long do gummies take to kick in?
Allow at least 30 minutes for CBD gummies to help with sleep.
How many gummies should I take?
Like anything new, start slow and go from there. I wouldn’t dive into handfuls all at once. Start with a low dose and increase as needed.
Have fun! Relax, and let us know how yours come out!
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Berkshire CBD loves staying close to our crop, as well as our customers. We feel this closeness is a promise, and with each package, that promise arrives straight to your door.
If you have any questions, please know we are here for you. The best part of our day is when we get an email from you. When you order from Berkshire CBD, you’re family. Welcome home.
*We do encourage all of our customers to seek medical advice before beginning with our recipes and CBD products. Medical conditions should always be discussed with your doctor. The health benefits of the hemp plant, hemp products, and pure CBD have not been thoroughly proven through clinical trial research in their ability to assist with sleep disorders. Our products and recipes have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the World Health Organization.