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Our Story

Bird Valley Organics Co-Founders Terry Sardinas & Manny Alvarez hail from Miami, Florida. In Spring of 2011, this first-generation Cuban-American (and third generation farmer) power couple became inspired to pack up and move out to California to start a medical marijuana business. Motivated by the mounting research proving the extraordinarily powerful healing properties of cannabis (especially CBD), they began attending Oaksterdam University in Oakland on March 8th, 2011, exactly one day after arriving to California. Two years later, Dab Lab Concentrates, their first cannabis business, was established.

Over the span of 6 years, Terry & Manny dialed in their signature whole plant full-spectrum oil recipes that would capture the attention of cannabis consumers throughout California and beyond (one of the first FSOs on the market!). By leveraging “the entourage effect”, these healing cannabis oils offered powerful results that many had yet to experience, from sleep aid to pain relief and so much more.

In late 2017, Terry & Manny co-founded Bird Valley Organics, acquiring a beautiful 20 acre farm in the soft hills of South Santa Cruz County where they would scale their product line and also strategically collaborate with several other cannabis farms and businesses. Presently, Bird Valley Organics is a quickly growing legal-cannabis business that offers healing concentrates, and also boutique sales, distribution and marketing support for a thriving Santa Cruz cannabis community.