WHO: Hillsborough Farmers Market welcomes sunshine lavender farm
WHAT: sunshine lavender farm's ~ How to properly plant and care for lavender in the South ~ Planting Clinic & Sale
WHERE: In the parking lot of The Home Depot at Hwy 86 and I-85 | Hillsborough, North Carolina. Look for sunshine lavender farm's signature purple tent.
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015, Rain or Shine, 8 am - Noon
WHY: Every home gardener deserves at least one lavender plant! Learn how to plant lavender given our humid climate and North Carolina clay soil with farm owners, Annie & Dale Baggett.
Lavender seedlings in varieties that have thrived on sunshine lavender farm, located in northern Orange County in Hurdle Mills, since it was established in 2000, will be available for purchase. (While they last. No pre-orders available at this time.) Value-added farm fresh lavender products from the farm will be available as well. To learn more about the farm, please sign up for the seasonal Enewsletter on the website at www.sunshinelavenderfarm.com.
sunshine lavender farm is a small non-traditional farm growing exclusively lavender. Established in 2000, the farm really took off in the fall of 2002 when family and friends enjoyed the field planting disguised as a party! The farm has been embraced by the community and the idea of fresh lavender in summer and value added lavender products all year long.
Lavender is the herb of devotion, joy
and luck, so it is the perfect flower
for a wedding or special occasion. The
fresh scent is soothing and can even
ease headaches and induce sleep. In the
garden, lavender repels moles, flies,
mosquitoes and deer do not care for it.
Lavender planted nearby roses, annuals,
vegetables or other "deer candy" will
deter them! Like many herbs, lavender is
wonderful to cook with. When your recipe
calls for rosemary, try lavender
instead. It is wonderful in cookies,
breads and cakes; in preserves,
dressings and sauces and is tasty when
grilling chicken, fish and pork.
Lavender Harvest Celebration on the Farm
Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9 am - 5 pm
and Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 10 am to 4
Enjoy the farm while the lavender
blooms! Inhale the sweet fragrance,
craft with fresh lavender, take a farm
tour and learn how we plant, harvest,
preserve and process our crop. Watch
visiting artists paint and sketch farm
scenes. Sample Maple View Farm’s
Chocolate, Vanilla Lavender ice cream
and Very Berry Sorbet. Bring your hat,
sunscreen, garden shears, camera, quilt
or lawn chair. Purchase seedlings, watch
demonstrations and visit our Lavender
Garden Shed which will be stocked with
our hand made lavender products for
body, garden, gifts, home and weddings.
For the official invitation with
directions, please sign up for our
enewsletter on our web site at
www.sunshinelavenderfarm.com. Thank you!
Fresh lavender (perfect for late May through July weddings or celebrations) and preserved lavender bouquets, lavender plants, hand-crafted lavender bath salts, lavender bed & bath powder, lavender candles, culinary lavender, pure lavender eye pillows, lavender grill & fireplace bundles, lavender hand & body cream with shea butter, lavender lip balm, pure lavender sachets and lavender soap.
Please plan to attend our Lavender Harvest Celebration the first weekend in June and our Lavender Holiday Celebration the second Saturday in December, annually. We share our farm through special events, so please sign up for our enewsletter on any page at www.sunshinelavenderfarm.com. Since our farm is our home and we share a private road with neighbors, our farm is not open to the public.
Shop at sunshinelavenderfarm.com anytime!