Our first harvest was remarkable! Our lavender plants loved the very hot, dry summer that Northern Michigan experienced. Earlier than usual, our plants were in glorious ripe bloom and we got to work hand harvesting our plots. The first to be ready was a culinary cultivar “Melissa”. This pale pink almost white lavender which is… View more
Photography by Bill and Winnie Johnston Quiet Shutter Photography Nature has a way of surprising us consistently, this July is no exception. We had expected some of our earlier blooming lavender like Violet Intrigue, Munstead, and Hidcote to be ready for harvesting around the middle of the month. Our Violet Intrigue from our Bernice field was… View more
It finally looks like Spring has sprung in Michigan, and growth is everywhere! With just a few weeks left before we open on May 20 for our premier season as new owners of Lavender Hill Farm in Boyne City, we want to give visitors a look at the exciting changes happening on the farm. We… View more
Another old tradition, but new addition to the farm, will be Bear Creek Apiary bees. Initially, four hives will call our farm home, happily producing honey all summer long. Lavender Hill Farm honey will be available in our gift shop soon.
We are excited to be part of the Boyne area in the place “where life meets lake.” Be sure to view our new ad on page 24 in the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce 2015/2016 Visitors Guide and Business Directory here. See you on the farm!
While you are here, be sure to stop by the newly remodeled gift shop to check out the many new Lavender Hill Farm products! Our products are also available online. Delicious lavender ice cream and lavender chocolate truffles, beautiful lavender candles, baby gifts, gift baskets, new spa products, books, jewelry and pet products will WOW… View more
Try this lavender twist on this traditional buttery treat. Ingredients: ½ pound butter ½ cup sugar 2 ½ cups sifted flour 2 tablespoons rice flour 1 tablespoon ground lavender Preheat oven to 325⁰ F. Preparation Beat butter until creamy. Add 2 tablespoons sugar at a time, beating all the while. Add sifted flour ½ cup… View more
Flavoring your lemonade with lavender is a great way to relax. Try out this recipe for Melinda Lee’s Lemonade, a delicious beverage with a beautiful color. Ingredients: ¼ cup fresh lavender blooms, stems removed before measuring (1 tbsp dried lavender equivalent) 1 cup sugar 5 cup water, divided 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice Makes 6-8… View more