Berkshire Hydroponics Expands Into Retail Cannabis / iBerkshires.com
Now to complete the journey from seed to counter, they are planning to open Potency, a marijuana dispensary in Suites 1 and 2With the help of his business partner Sonia Orenstein, they opened Mass Yield Cultivation – a 5,000 square meter marijuana cultivation center – just a few hundred meters further east.Well-stocked Berkshire Hydroponics has shelves of soil, nutrients, teas, and anything else a novice or seasoned gardener might need.
|Mack said he hoped to open the pharmacy in December or January.|
PITTSFIELD, Mass.- Berkshire Hydroponics is fully integrated and the gardening supplier has not only expanded into growing marijuana but is now working on opening a pharmacy.
“We are very fortunate that we can continue to grow,” said owner Tim Mack. “Everything comes into play.”
Mack started Berkshire Hydroponics, an indoor and outdoor horticulture company focused on GMO-free, organic horticulture, about seven years ago.
The well-stocked store offers shelves with floors, nutrients, teas and everything else a beginner or experienced gardener might need.
Mack said they’ve served a loyal customer base well over the years, but have found over time that they can do more. So they spread over the four walls from Suite 1 to Suite 3 and 4 in their location 1450 East St.
The next steps made Mack’s business a vertically unified company. With the help of his business partner Sonia Orenstein, they opened Mass Yield Cultivation – a 5,000 square meter marijuana cultivation center – just a few hundred meters further east.
Now to complete the journey from seed to counter, they are planning to open Potency, a marijuana dispensary in Suites 1 and 2
“Everything was really perfect and the places became free. I would never have imagined it,” he said. “Now we deliver everything that starts with seeds. I’m the only one in the state who is fully integrated from seed to finished product … I’m working to build a respectable small business for my children’s future.”
Mack has two boys, Lukas 10 years old and Greyson 6 years old.
Mack said he hoped to open the pharmacy in December or January. He pointed to the new sign at the top of the storefront, looking forward to the storefront being finally busy with customers.
Mack kept returning to his loyal customers who make Berkshire Hydroponics more than a business, but a family.
“I like to keep everything local and everyone has been so supportive,” said Mack. “The environment here is very friendly. People come in and start talking. They exchange numbers and tips. I like my business to run like family, and that’s what I want at Potency.”
He said Potency will sell third-party products as well as its own products.
“It’s definitely a different style of building what I see,” said Mack. “We want to have our own house brand … we want to bring out a quality product.”
Mack said he hopes to have a dealership day to promote other small businesses once Potency opens.
At heart, Mack is a gardener and has a great passion for mass yield.
“Growing is where our passion really is,” he said. “Gardening is a passion. It’s about more than money. We want to help people. We want to do our part.”
He said he plans to expand into outdoor and greenhouse growing.
He said he made a point of hiring local contractors and locals to handle every phase of the business. He attributes his close-knit team and customer base to the company’s success.
“I appreciate everyone who has been here from the start and has shopped here and those who keep coming,” he said. “Because of them, we have outgrown our one small suite and look forward to continuing to serve our community as we expand.”