A favorite family farm visit in Northern Michigan is also the site of a new agricultural crop finding success on the gentle farmlands near the 45th parallel. Rolling hills of lavender are creating a must see destination for tourists, garden clubs, families and plein air artists.
Visitors can enjoy a tour of the fields, join a class in making lavender wands, sample lavender ice cream, shop a while in the giftshop, or sit under the big walnut tree to relax and contemplate the serene countryside. Individuals and groups can schedule a tour or consultation on growing lavender or beekeeping.
Lavender Hill Farms, established in 2003, is the largest commercial lavender farm in Michigan. The owners are committed to growing healthy varieties to supply the ever increasing demand for fresh and dried flowers, culinary lavender and a variety of sachets for home use. The farm is an earth friendly farm using no pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. So suited is the soil in Northern Michigan, that the use of fertilizers and irrigation is not necessary. Over 25 varieties are grown at Lavender Hill Farms, all of which are hand planted and harvested. Visitors will be able to pick their own lavender, or perhaps view the distilling process.
THE GIFT SHOP IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 231-347-1874
PLEASE JOIN US..........
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
DECEMBER 6 & 7
10am - 5pm
All of us at Lavender Hill Farms wish to treat you to a delightful tasting party
and a visit with old friends and new.
We have new linens from Italy, our best of Made in Northern Michigan items,
a fresh supply of Peggy's moisturising cream and lotion, cooking herbs and jelly,
and most exciting, OUR TEA IS BACK.
"Take tea with us" and get a good start on your holiday gift shopping.
AT THE FARM..........................This has been a wonderful and fruitful season. Articles in magazines, and terrific TV coverage have identified Lavender HIll Farms as an amazing farm visit, and a surprisingly beautiful purple vista, not to be missed. It has been our pleasure to introduce so many people to the wonders of lavender in Northern Michigan. We thank you all for your enthusiatic questions and spirit of adventure as you nibbled and sipped our lavender samples. We look forward to seeing you at the farm and visiting on the website.
Our new project has been made into a video. Check ....www.petoskeynews.com and look for the lavender video. You will see an aerial view of the labyrinth. We are so happy to see it growing. Magic is happening at that place. We hope you will be among those who come to walk the labyrinth. Randall Goss of the Petoskey News-Review took the aerial video...you can fly with him over the fields.
The harvest is in the shed. We are almost finished rubbing off the buds. The sewing ladies are fast at work again making new items for the coming year, but most importantly for the upcoming STOCK UP SALE, October 17,18 &19.
OIL.......... Oh, is it good. This is year five for the field of 'Violet Intrigue'. The plant has matured and shows it even at the stage of distilling. It is a beautiful fragrance. It is bottled and ready for sale in the shop. The hydrosol is also ready. We feel so fortunate to have this to offer you. We will print some fantastic stories about the products of lavender and how they have been used for the benefit of many people. (After we finish the pruning.)
Be well and stay in touch. We are still looking forward to your visits.
Your friends, The Lavender HIll Mob