Author: Amanda

Fall at the Farm

Fall at the Farm

Fall Fun at the Farm Our lavender has all been harvested now, but there are still so many fun things to do at the farm! Lavender Hill Farm is open daily from 10am – 5pm through October 10th for shopping in our Barn Boutique, Walking Trails, Guided Tours, free farm exploration, and so much more!… View more

About the Owners: Part 3

About the Owners: Part 3

Lavender Hill Farm would not be the amazing, magical destination it is today without the hard work and dedication of its three owners, Bill Mansfield, Erin Mansfield, and Rita Robbins. They became the farm’s owners in 2015, and it has truly been a labor of love for them ever since. All three have invested their… View more

About the Owners: Part 2

About the Owners: Part 2

Lavender Hill Farm would not be the amazing, magical destination it is today without the hard work and dedication of its three owners, Bill Mansfield, Erin Mansfield, and Rita Robbins. They became the farm’s owners in 2015, and it has truly been a labor of love for them ever since. All three have invested their… View more

Lavender Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Lavender Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Lavender Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe by Amanda Moser Ingredients 2 oz. Petoskey Stone Gin (available for purchase at our gift shop) 3/4 oz. Lavender Simple Syrup 3/4 oz. lemon juice 1 tsp. Lavender Hill Farm Honey Directions Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice Shake for 15-20 seconds and strain… View more

About the Owners: Part 1

About the Owners: Part 1

Lavender Hill Farm would not be the amazing, magical destination it is today without the hard work and dedication of its three owners, Bill Mansfield, Erin Mansfield, and Rita Robbins. They became the farm’s owners in 2015, and it has truly been a labor of love for them ever since. All three have invested their… View more

Lavender Basil Garden Cocktail

Lavender Basil Garden Cocktail

Lavender Basil Garden Cocktail Recipe by Amanda Moser Ingredients 2 oz. gin or vodka (we recommend High Five Spirts’ Petoskey Stone Gin, available for purchase at our gift shop) 1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 oz. Lavender Simple Syrup Splash of champagne or sparkling wine (we recommend L. Mawby’s Melissa sparkling wine, available for… View more

Drying Lavender

Drying Lavender

How to Dry Your Lavender By: Marissa Begnoche Lavender is a lovely plant to have in your garden but it can also be used for so many things! If you want to harvest and use your lavender at home, the best way is to get the most use out of it is to dry it…. View more

Harvesting Lavender

Harvesting Lavender

Lavender Harvesting Tips Written by Korshye Long & updated by Marissa Begnoche When do I harvest my lavender? Harvest the stems when about 50-60% or more of the plant contains buds that have flowered. It may be helpful to emphasize that there is a difference between budding and flowering; look at the lavender anatomy picture… View more

How to Identify your Lavender Species

How to Identify your Lavender Species

How to Identify your Lavender Species By: Marissa Begnoche Many people who visit our farm are surprised to discover that there are many different kinds of lavender. The common name ‘lavender’ is used in place of the Latin ‘Lavandula’ which refers to the plant’s genus. It gets even more specific when we start talking about… View more

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