Cannabis operation approved for old Glen Ellen turkey farm

Posted on March 6, 2021 by Val Robichaud

The long-abandoned Gordenker Turkey Farms property in Glen Ellen has been approved by the County for a new farming venture — cannabis cultivation and processing. The 27-acre site along Highway 12 north of Trinity Road, will be operated by the company Sparc with an indoor processing barn and a 70k sq.ft. greenhouse.

A view to the west. The entry driveway is on Trinity Road.

Anticipating the usual objections, the plan calls for blackout curtains to prevent light pollution and odor neutralizing agents to counter the strong smell of the product. Sparc is high on the farm’s potential that, with additional permits, will set the standard for cannabis tourism: retail sales, farm tours, upscale camping, and a destination as a “hospitality-centered experience.”

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