The Patton family invites Southbridge and nearby communities to honor the community’s veterans and celebrate its first harvest at its four-day Veterans Day Weekend Celebration.

SOUTHBRIDGE, MASS., November 4, 2021 Green Meadows, a cannabis company based in the heart of Southbridge, Mass., will honor Veterans Day Weekend starting Thursday, November 11 through Sunday, November 14 with a four-day community celebration at its Southbridge dispensary and cannabis production facility at 64 Mill Street, Southbridge, Mass.

The festivities will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday to celebrate Green Meadows’ first harvest with Bob Patton, co-founder and chairman; Chris Zawacki, co-founder and CEO; Rob Patton, co-founder; and CMO Bill Martin, former Greenfield mayor and decorated Army veteran.

Green Meadows invites Southbridge and nearby communities to come honor and celebrate the community’s veterans; learn more about cannabis, the Patton family, and Green Meadows; and meet local cannabis partners and other local businesses. The weekend will include food, entertainment, yoga, custom dog tag engraving, PAX Pod engraving, glass blowing, and more. November marks Green Meadows’ first harvest of its homegrown organic cannabis, which will soon be on Green Meadows’ shelves and distributed through select wholesale partners once final inspections have been completed later this month.

What to expect at the celebration

Veterans Day is Thursday, November 11 and is also the birthday of General George S. Patton, the famed World War II general, who is the grandfather and great grandfather of owners and operators of Green Meadows. Staying true to Green Meadows’ mission to grow and sell cannabis with the same dedication to veterans, community service, and organic agriculture that the Patton family and its original Green Meadows Farm was known for, each day of the celebration is focused on one of these core tenets: veterans, organics and community. Scott Zolak, former New England Patriots quarterback, will be attending 3:30 – 5:30pm on Thursday, November 11 and will be available to sign autographs.

To ensure guests are caffeinated and well-fed, Sturbridge Coffee Roasters, Johnny Hot Dogs and Anzio’s Pizza Truck will be at the celebration at various points throughout the weekend, along with several community popups including Buster’s Bark, Freshly Baked, Colossal Cupcakes and more.

Organic cannabis comes to Southbridge

Once vertically integrated later this month, Green Meadows will activate its medical cannabis license and serve registered patients along with adult-use customers. This brings Green Meadows one step closer to realizing its vision to bring customers and medical patients alike its own high quality, pure cannabis that is sustainability grown to organic standards right in its own backyard.

“In seven short months, Green Meadows has already become a visitor destination for premium cannabis, and that will only accelerate once our own organic cannabis is on the shelves later this month,” said Bob Patton, cofounder and chairman. “In addition to serving as a destination for superior products, we hope Green Meadows continues to be a place to learn about cannabis and how it may improve health and well-being – particularly for veterans dealing with chronic pain and PTSD.”

Growing cannabis “right in its backyard” is not hyperbole for Green Meadows, and in fact, it’s a rarity in Massachusetts to co-locate grow and retail operations. Green Meadows’ 35,000-square-foot cannabis production facility and dispensary sit in the same restored 19th century mill building, home to the original Ames Department Store, ensuring a seamless integration of customer-facing retail and premium organic production. The large production space has been designed to deploy organic and environmentally responsible methods, allowing Green Meadows’ customers to soon enjoy its own cannabis, produced using organic and sustainable standards along with curated selections from other providers.

“The proximity of our grow facility to the dispensary ensures our customers will benefit from always having cultivation staff nearby to explain our grow techniques and the quality cannabis we’re producing to the highest levels of purity,” said Chris Zawacki, cofounder and CEO, Green Meadows. “

If you can’t attend the event in-person, you are invited to join Green Meadows virtually on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or on the GTI (Green Thumbs Industries) Instagram where Green Meadows’ celebration will be featured throughout the weekend.

Separate from the Veterans Day Weekend Celebration, Green Meadows will also be hosting a veterans’ dinner with Nexus Dynamics Group and The WooSox Foundation at Polar Park to honor local veterans. The dinner will feature distinguished speakers.


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About Green Meadows:

Green Meadows is a cannabis company based in Southbridge, Massachusetts committed to providing its customers with the highest quality cannabis products through both curation, and ultimately cultivation. It plans to open an adult use dispensary in Southbridge at its 35,000-square-foot cultivation, extraction and dispensary facility; medical cannabis sales and production will also commence, all pending regulatory approval. Founded by the Patton family, Green Meadows is committed to veteran and diversity employment, as well as the continued scientific study of the potential benefits of cannabis in treating PTSD and other conditions of urgent importance to improving the quality of care for our veterans. For more information, visit: