On July 20, 2021, Lowell Farms announced that it has begun accepting third-party cannabis for processing at its newly-commissioned and fully operational processing facility in the Salinas Valley.
The first batch of cannabis was accepted for processing on July 19. Lowell acquired the facility in June.
The new business unit is called Lowell Farm Services (LFS), which provides fee-based processing services for regional growers from the Salinas Valley area, one of the fastest growing cannabis cultivation regions in the country.
The 40,000-square-foot facility includes eight state-of-the-art, environmentally-controlled drying rooms, and is capable of processing $400 million dollars of cannabis flower annually.
With 90 flexible trimming stations using a combination of mechanized and hand trimming services in the bucking and trimming area, the facility delivers consistent results while resolving a major pain-point for growers that outsource drying services.
Lowell Farms will also use the facility for its own cannabis product.
The company is currently developing an end-to-end, fully automated pre-roll manufacturing line which will be housed at the facility.