Now and Then - A Brief Colomont History
Once upon a time - OK, it was in January 2015 - but we always wanted to start a blog with that line and come to think of it, the Colomont story has a little fairy-tale quality to it, so it's actually quite apropos.
But we digress, as usual.
Anyway, back in January 2015, a bunch of hard-working and creative people sparked by the 2014 vision of founder Chris Santee embarked on the creation of a company founded on the simple precept of doing good work to help people feel better.
And thus, Colomont was born.
Almost Five years later, Chris' vision has come closer to its fruition.
Sure, there have been growing pains and a learning curve - the typical ups and downs that are nothing more or less than any other start-up business experiences.
But one of the things that happened on this evolutionary journey was there was a lot of information on the first incarnation of the Colomont website that failed to migrate to our new website.
Several folks have asked us to revisit some of those milestone web posts and re-publish the information that was on our previous website.
To those who asked, this blog's for you.
Our first post was dated April 9, 2016.
It read: Our Foundation
The Corporation, Colomont LLC (A Limited Liability Company) was founded in the spring of 2015 for the purpose of planting, growing, harvesting, manufacturing and marketing industrial hemp for a wide and ever growing variety of products.
On June 7, 2018 we announced Colomont was registered as a 'C' Corporation and shares became available to the public.
On July 1, 2018 we posted: CBD is now available for direct purchase from the Colomont Store (on the web, of course).
And in October of 2018, Colomont launched its line of 'Full Spectrum Hemp Capsules' to the public.
Weeks later, on Nov. 4, 2018, Colomont celebrated a 'beautiful harvest' of its' 35-acre farm in Fairfax, Vermont and at four smaller farms in Sheldon.
Video from the Fairfax fields can be seen in this blog post.
This visually-stunning video shows a flyover of one of Colomont’s many hemp growing farms. This beautiful tract of land is located at our 35-acre hemp field in bucolic Fairfax, Vermont. Colomont has three growing sites in Sheldon, including a 12-acre industrial lot, a 2-acre research site and an 8-acre reversed site.
In addition to providing Colomont with top-quality hemp, our Vermont farms benefit the state by keeping agricultural land in production in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner, something which makes us very proud. The farmers who oversee the production of this wonderful crop employ best-use practice to make sure Colomont lives up to the virtues to which we aspire - to create a beneficial product through careful stewardship of our precious natural resources in Vermont and that contribute to the good health and prosperity of us all.
"The Colomont Team worked tirelessly and I couldn't be happier," said CEO Chris Santee at that time.
And on nov. 16, 2018, Colomont opened its' current office space in St. Albans, Vermont at 2 North Main Street.
We've come a long way in a short time and the best is yet to come. Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane and if you have any suggestions for future blog posts, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our social media accounts.