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Shop Review: Frontier Farms Cannabis

Frontier creates quality alliances with other interesting producers, equating to high-end choices for bargain prices.

Photos by Daniel Berman


This is the story of two local brothers who grew up in a family of farmers growing apples and pears, and then decided to take the family skills into the weed scene. Grant and Mitch are the names of these fine fellows who have ties with the California industry through farming – in fact, Grant was even friends with Jack Herer. Stoners through and through, it’s no wonder that Cannabis is in their blood. Back in the medical days, they had a green cross-laden sign in the area called The Green Cross – becoming the rec version now known as Frontier Farms. 


Team Players

Collaborations are the game’s name these days and Frontier Farms creates quality alliances with other interesting producers, equating to high-end choices for bargain prices. To name a few, they hit the jackpot with Quantum Alchemy to produce some gorgeous live resin and rosin. Another partnership resulted in some cured resin and live resin with NW Kind. It’s a beautiful thing when you’re able to provide great flower to amazing processors, because you know how it goes: quality in/quality out.


Energy Flow

“The Dalles is awesome. This is a strong community where people take care of each other,” says the shop’s star budtender, Mandy Olsen. She will also tell you that it’s the convergence of energy that produces what they consider to be the most prolific flower in the state. With the high winds and healthy air, being on the edge of the river in the Gorge has a distinct advantage when growing plants. Also, the energetic winds blow in energetic tourists with really cool stories from all areas east.


Staff Picks

Frontier – Headband x Cinderella 99 – Shane
Frontier – Chocolate Chunk – Deven
Frontier – Jack Herer – Robert


Midnight Trich – Bad Mama Jama – Mandy
Frontier – Donny Burger – Deven
Portland Heights – Laffy Taffy Moonrock Blunt – Robert

Highland Provision – Strawberry Diesel x Sour Garlic Thumbprint – Shane
Echo Electuary – Grandpa’s Finest – Mandy
WVA – Donny Burger – Deven


NW Kind – Grape Pie – Shane 
Caylx Crafts – Blue Dream – Mandy
Echo Electuary – Unicorn Poop – Robert

Smokiez – Green Apple CBG – Shane
Hapy Kitchen – Brownie – Mandy
Keef – Purple Passion – Deven
Maples – Golden Maple Candy – Robert

Photos by @bermanphotos

About Mike Ricker

The first time Ricker smoked weed was at a Santana concert at the age of 12. He then followed in his footsteps as an award-winning radio personality who became notorious for offering a stage for bong toking listeners in 9 different markets over 20 years. In 2016, the Cannabis industry came calling and the rest is history.

This article was originally published in the August 2023 issue of Oregon Leaf.

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