In the span of a single day, an entire flowering room is harvested, all plants are cut at the base of their stems to allow for a full plant dry. 7ACRES production spaces are accessed through a central corridor. The central corridor connects the cultivation areas with the processing and packaging zones, it spans the length of the entire facility and is approximately 1,142 feet long (the length of 3 football fields).
The harvested cannabis plants travel through the central corridor from their flowering rooms to 7ACRES’ proprietary drying rooms. A 2-week full plant drying process preserves terpenes and cannabinoids to ensure a desirable consumer product. 7ACRES’ drying rooms are equipped with a unique system that allows for each 1,500 square foot room to accommodate a full harvest.
With construction and licensing complete, additional trimming, pre-roll, packaging and other value-add processing equipment has been installed in the facility. An impressive piece of machinery driving significant efficiencies at 7ACRES is the new T-Zero trimmer. On average, the T-Zero’s commercial grade automation is increasing 7ACRES’ throughput by over 400%. First, 7ACRES uses the T-Zero trimmer on dry buds, then each bud is inspected for quality and receives a final hand polish before making its way to packaging.
Further efficiencies are being realized with automated packaging equipment as well. In November 2019, 7ACRES introduced its first high-speed bottling line, which can package up to 12,000 containers per day. A second high-speed line was brought online shortly after. Together, these bottling lines have increased 7ACRES’ packaging capacity by 200%. With advanced bud-selection and auto-filling features, this equipment meets 7ACRES’ high standards for its final packaged product.
Once packaged, each bottle is stamped, labeled and prepared for shipping. While awaiting shipment 7ACRES product is stored in a 10,000 square foot secured storage area. From there, product is shipped to one of the 10 provinces 7ACRES is currently available in, including Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, PEI, Québec and Saskatchewan.