August 26, Wild and Cultivated Grapes

Scuppernongs and Muscadines -- Grapes of the South
Scuppernongs

This Friday at 10:00 a.m., forage about the farm with us for wild edibles, not the least of which is the wild grape.

We will share a thing or two about those one-of-a-kind Southern grapes I grew up eating. There is the proverbial “mouth sorting” of muscadines and scuppernongs and some great “how-to” information in regard to their culinary uses.

At our 10:45 demonstration, we will make a versatile bourbon and native grape condiment sauce.

We have some purslane starts and other pass-alongs available for $4, as well.

Come on out and see us at White Hills Farm Friday!
1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808

Lisa

August 19, Creating Flavor Profiles

Nature provides nutrition in a bit of this and a handful of that. A gathered diet is round with vitamins, minerals and co-nutrients. Daily additions of herbs and pot greens need not be difficult. Having herbal blends that are nutrient filled on hand, and right at the cooking block, make complex flavor and green “medicine” easy to include in your daily eats!

This week, Amy Sutter, Evans Market Director for Augusta Locally Grown, will be a featured guest at White Hills Farm. Amy has a strong background in good-sense cooking and shopping. She will be sharing her foray into using herbs and greens as additions to regular menu items for added flavor and nutrition.

Here’s the schedule!

10:30 Demonstration: Using Tuscan Herbs to enhance appetizers and preludes!
Samplings, pesto and herb blends.

11:15 Make Tuscan Herb Blend in a mini-class with Amy, $5.

Store is open this week from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.. Come on out to the Farm!!

Lisa

White Hills Farm
1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808

How to get to White Hills Farm…for a Farm Friday Tea Party

We are located in Dearing, Georgia. Here is our address:

1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808

706-595-5081 is our phone number, and messages may be left. We are a small farm and frequently out working, so please leave us a message. We check them every evening. Friday events require no RSVP but we appreciate knowing if you are coming out so that we may be prepared. Leave your group’s name and number of guests in your message.

From Augusta or Atlanta, take Hwy 221 South from I-20. Follow 221 straight through Harlem, Georgia. About 8.5 miles south of Harlem city limits, you will go over a small creek and bridge, Headstall Creek. Take the first right after you cross Headstall Creek onto Hobbs Road. Follow Hobbs Rd. to its end at Luckeys Bridge Rd.. Turn right onto Luckeys Bridge. In about 1/4 mile, you will take a left onto Fort Creek Road. (If you get to McCorkle’s Nursery, you missed Fort Creek Rd.) Follow Fort Creek Rd. for about 3 miles. You will pass Fort Creek Baptist Church on your right. We are on the left, just past the church.

Come on out to the Farm!!
Lisa

Open Invitation Tea Party this Friday, August 12!

Beneficial and beautiful, rooibos teas!
Beneficial and beautiful, rooibos teas!

Everyone loves a tea party and ours are special! We grow beneficial herbs with organic methods right here at the farm and then use organically grown and fair-trade sourced tea bases to create beautiful, healthful teas. This week, we will have a tea tasting event you won’t want to miss, as you will be sampling each of our teas with tasty food pairings.

Here is the schedule!

Demonstration at 10:30 a.m., tea blending and pairing.

10:45 Tea Party Tasting Event (no charge)
11:30 Make A Tea Blend, Mini-class

This Week’s Cottage Bakery Items:
We will have freshly baked scones and cookies for sale, along with frozen versions you may take home and bake yourself.

Participate in the mini-class and make a tea blend. Cost $6.

Come on Out to the Farm!
Lisa

All the good herbs + salt…

Finishing Salts
Finishing Salts

Family 185

August is upon us and so is ardent herb drying, out here at the farm. Epicurean finishing salts are salt blends that bring special flavor dimension to cooking, not attainable in any other way. Their dry gritty heft on a steak or gentle depth added to dips, sauces and the like, make them one-of-a-kind. Ours are freshly constructed from lots of good things, right here at the farm.

    Farm Friday This Week!!

Open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

We will be creating basil salt, lavender and rosemary salt and mushroom salt at our 10:30 a.m. demonstration. At 11:15, join us for a make-your-own mini-class and create your own salts with farm fresh goods! Cost for class is $10 and includes two, take-home salts.

NEW THIS WEEK
White Hills Farm Cottage Bakery Items
Laurie’s Savory Sage Scones, packaged frozen and ready to bake.
White Hills Farm nearly famous Oatmeal Lavender and Cacao Nib Cookies, packaged frozen and ready to bake.

Lots of Reasons to Come on Out to the Farm!
Lisa

Last July Friday: Lavender Summer Cream-making

In any given old Southern yard, figs are likely “coming on”. What better time than late summer to make lavender-infused creams for topping all kinds of great fresh fruits?

This Friday, we will be making lavender-infused heavy cream and demonstrating several, easy summer fruit recipes! Our demonstration will be at 11:00 a.m., in the Lavender Barn. Come out and enjoy some lavender cookery.

Cream Lavender
Cream Lavender

    Farm Store Hours

Fridays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., open to the public.

Private Groups by appointment, call 706-595-5081 to schedule.
Come on Out to the Farm!
1419 Fort Creek Rd., Dearing, GA 30808

Lisa

At Williams Sonoma, Augusta, July 23rd!

We will be open regular Friday hours this week, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.. WHF cookies and cookie samples will be on deck.

Our demonstration focus moves off farm, to Williams-Sonoma, Augusta, this weekend. Saturday, July 23rd, we will be featured local artisans! We are very excited about this opportunity and hope you will all come out and see us there. Farm goods and herbal products will be available for sale. Stock up on freshly created summer herb blends and watch us make pesto.

**Our Friday picnic lunch option will resume in September, when temperatures moderate a bit. We accommodate private parties, year round. Call us to book, 706-595-5081.

Our fresh herbs infused in cider vinegar
Our fresh herbs infused in cider vinegar

Friday, July 15, is Herb Harvest and Use Day!

Field grown, fresh harvested
Field grown, fresh harvested

Our schedule begins to change a bit as lavender season draws to a close but we never stop around here! Basil and other summer loving herbs are at peak. Laurie has a special herb vinegar demonstration for everyone this week at 10:30. Fresh herb vinegars add both medicinal and flavorful elements to your cooking. Basil will be our feature!

NEW and wonderful in the store!!

Freshly dried herbs, so much better than those that have been on the shelf for years, are now available in small, nicely packed ounce packages. Come on out and restock!

**We will not have picnic option this week, (temporary), but you may bring your own.

Come on out to the Farm!
Lisa

July 8, Best Pesto Methods

Summer Pesto Making
Summer Pesto Making

Our mini-classes this summer have been so much fun! We have especially enjoyed the teachers who have come out to PLAY. No surprise that teachers enjoy learning and creating, even during the summer!

This Friday, we will have a special tour option that takes you around the farm, guided by our granddaughters, El and Kess. They love being a part of what goes on and are great guides. Our 10:45 a.m. herb walk, will feature pesto-making herbs.

Preorder a Friday picnic by noon on Thursday, by calling 706-595-5081, $8.50 per person.

Pesto making will be on the docket for our demonstration at 1:00 p.m.. Then, make your own pesto in our mini-class at 1:30! Mini-class, $5.

Lavender, and many other herbal products are available in our farm store.

Come on out to the Farm!
Lisa

Friday, July 1, Wild Garlic Bonanza

Herb Mini-Class
Herb Mini-Class

Today, at White Hills Farm, we were pleased to host the Georgia Tourism Department and directors of the Classic South Region, in particular! What a great group.

UPCOMING

On Friday, we will have an herb walking tour at 10:45, picnic lunch available by pre-ordering by noon on Thursday (706-595-5081), $8.50 per person. At 1:00 p.m., we will demonstrate wild garlic attributes, how to dry the fantastic bulbil heads and then show you how to make gourmet, wild garlic salt! You may make your own in the mini-class that follows. Mini-class cost is $5.

Only two weeks of lavender bundle cutting remain**

Come on out to the Farm!
Lisa

White Hills Farm
1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808

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