The Emerald Cup is the world’s longest running outdoor organic growing competition. It is held every year in December after the Northern California outdoor harvest.
Since its inception, The Emerald Cup has seen a notable rise in popularity. Tim Blake, the cup’s producer, said the first event, which was held in Laytonville, only had 23 entries. That number rose above 200 by the time 2012 rolled around, and now is over 900.
The event teamed up with Skunk Magazine to move The Emerald Cup out of the shadows and in to the Sonoma County Fair Grounds in 2014.
The Emerald Cup is all about celebrating the Emerald Triangle in North California and the wealth of quality that the local cannabis communities produce. The contest is entering its eleventh year and was originally exclusive to organically grown flower entries. This year, that is changing. The Emerald Cup 2014 now allows for other medicinal products ranging from solvent-less concentrates to infused edibles. Even topicals have their place. There is also a Breeder’s Cup, where …
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