ZION Growers


Developing the Industrial Hemp Marketplace for All.

Market pioneer in the area

ZION Growers is leading the way in their local market

Locally owned and operated

Owned and operated by members of the local community

Proprietary technology

Unique technology for decortication, setting ourselves apart from competitors in the industry.

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Vermont's Leading Sustainable Hemp Producer

ZION Growers' mission since 2015 has been to promote sustainability, not only of resources but also of communities. After the CBD market crash in 2019, we paused to reconsider how we could fully harness the potential of hemp, a versatile plant with myriad benefits.

This led us to focus on industrial hemp for fiber and seed, and we're excited to open a processing facility in Vermont that will enable farmers and businesses to reap the benefits of this valuable resource. With its multifaceted bio-makeup, hemp can do almost anything, and we're eager to help uncover its full potential.

Brandon McFarlane

Owner, Chief Executive Officer

A Public Interest Attorney in Pittsburgh working to develop affordable housing for underserved communities. In 2009 Brandon graduated from Norwich University and was commissioned in the United States Army. Currently a Major, he holds two MOS’s as an Engineer and a Civil Affairs Officer. He graduated with a master’s degree in Public Administration in 2014 after a 14-month deployment to Afghanistan. In 2019 he graduated from the University of Richmond with a dual degree in Law and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Travis Samuels

Owner, Chief Operations Officer

An entrepreneur who studied at Johnson & Wales University, Travis graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Hospitality in 2014. After graduation, he traveled the country to work in world class resorts in Florida and landmark hotels in Boston, while researching growing hemp and cannabis. He was employed as an assistant manager at the Hilton in downtown Boston until returning to Vermont. In addition to co-launching ZION Growers, Travis owns and operates a property management entity in St. Johnsbury.

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Growing a Better Future with Industrial Hemp

At ZION Growers, we believe that industrial hemp has the potential to revolutionize various industries and contribute to a better future. We are proud to be a part of this journey and share our knowledge and passion with others.