'" Casey O'Leary, 33, owns the Earthly Delights Farm and first heard of the idea from a farm in Vermont.
Farms in states that include Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Ohio have also advertised similar weed dating events. O'Leary organized her first weed dating last year for about 20 people, including some friends and interns on her farm.
BOISE -- For one night a year, a neighborhood farm in northwest Boise turns into a respite for singles who are tired of the same old dating scene.
A poster board planted at the entrance of Earthly Delights Farm in late June advertised "Weed Dating," with a heart-stamped arrow guiding visitors to a sign-in table, where they were each assigned a number and invited to sample beer provided by a local brewer.
Joe De Gano, left, and Laura Parsons participate in a ‘weed dating’ event at the Earthly Delights Farm in Boise.
The farm is among a handful in the country that offer this unconventional form of speed dating in which singles meet while working together in the fields.
A lot of people are like, 'So, were you on a pot farm?
So like, it's just a matter of if the right weirdos show up." In her role as matchmaker, Ms. "Obviously, there are some matches that probably are not appropriate, age-wise, and that's OK," she said. O'Leary moved between the neat rows of lettuce, strawberries, eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes. O'Leary said, her sinewy hands and dirt-incrusted fingernails proving her point.
The farm is among a handful across the country offering an unconventional form of speed dating.
Typically, speed daters meet at a bar or restaurant and switch conversational partners every few minutes, in hopes of finding someone compatible. Joe Peraino, 27, met his previous girlfriend while weed dating at the Boise farm last year.
More than 40 men and women showed up for this year's weed dating.
"I feel bad if we don't have the right people for the right people," Ms. "We're all weirdos, in general, people, we're all weirdos right?