April 29 is Old Rose Friday!

This week, we will be demonstrating making lavender and rose-infused oil!  Come out to the Lavender Barn at 1:00 p.m. to help with this hands-on mini-class.

The beginning of culinary lavender bloom is on.  Our Stoechas varieties are still blooming and putting on last buds.  We can show you how to press the buds.

We offer picnic lunches for Friday pick-up or enjoyment around the farm.  Call us by Thursday at noon, to place an order.  $8.50 per person.

Our new demonstration garden is going in and about half finished.  Excited to have an upcoming May wedding with the garden completed!

Come on out to the farm!  Open 10 am until 6 pm, this Friday.

English Lavender Making Its Debut
English Lavender Making Its Debut

Friday, April 22nd, Barn Open!

Georgia Grown

We are proud to be a Georgia farm and love to share the things we grow during our Farm Friday events.  Hours are 10 am until 6 pm on Fridays.  

White Hills Farm address is 1419 Fort Creek Road, Dearing, Georgia, 30808. 

Our blooming lavenders this week are Spanish and French. Our old perfume roses are beginning to blossom and we will be demonstrating rose drying.  In addition, we are cutting and drying oregano and marjoram for our herb blends.

Tours in the morning between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm and a cooking herb blending demonstration in the barn at 1:00 pm.  Lots going on out here at the farm.  Take a country drive and visit us!!

Picnics always available on Friday.  We can have yours ready for you! Call 706-595-5081 by Noon on Thursday, to preorder.  

Lisa Kessler

Bringing in the stems!
Bringing in the stems!

Rain or Shine, Barn Open, April 15!!

Hello, All!

The purple is rising at White Hills Farm.  Every year, we wait with some caution to advertise the lavender blooms, but our Spanish, true French, and Moroccan lavenders are on.  We are gearing up for wedding flower deliveries, weddings, and especially, our Farm Friday customers.  We are open from 10 am until 6 pm, this week.

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

Here are some of the products we have available at the Lavender Barn.

Balms, soaps and bath products from the best local lavender!

Your favorite culinary herbs and herb blends, with instructions for use.

Fresh and freshly drying herbs, with demonstrations every week.  A fun and uniquely local way to fill your spice jars.

Baked goods and culinary sampling, every week.  We are a “Georgia Cottage Foods” farm.  Picnics available.**  Call us at 706-595-5081 to reserve yours!

Some old farm decorating “picks” for one-of-a-kind home artistry.

Laurie, Alexis and I look forward to seeing you.

Come on out to the FARM!!

Lisa Kessler

Summer Wedding Blended Bouquets!
Summer Wedding Blended Bouquets!

 

Farm Friday, April 8th Events

Stoechas
Stoechas

This week, at 10:30 am, we take an up-close and personal look at April blooming lavenders.  Our farm store is open from 10 am until 4 pm and stocked with many good  things.

11:00  Demonstration:  Soil mixtures for planting and planting the variety of lavender types.  Actual outdoor planting demo this week!

12:00 – 1:00  Tea is served!  A cheese board, banana bread and two tea sampler featuring White Hills Farm teas.

Yes, Provence plants are here:  $6.95 each.

Come on Out to the Farm!

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

 

 

Spring and Summer Upcoming Open Days

Spring floral drying, come out and see on Fridays!
Spring floral drying, come out and see on Fridays!

For those of you who would like to visit the farm:

Open on Fridays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., beginning April 1st.

We are only open to the public on Fridays as we host many group and private events. Our Farm Fridays are special as we have a tour and demonstration from 10:30 until noon, where we feature farm product-making, or a mini-class on herbs. Farm products range from lavender bundles to handcrafted lavender and herb goods and are available for sale on Fridays.

For those of you who would like to pick up a White Hills Farm product, in Evans, visit us at Red Clay Market, at 4460 Washington Rd., in Liberty Square.

If you would like to book a group event, contact Lisa Kessler at 706-595-5081, or by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com.
We can personalize your special class or visit to suit group needs!

COME ON OUT TO THE FARM!!

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

A Weekend of Drawing and Painting En Plein Air

Stoechas
Stoechas

Happy February!

Our next event is a new one, and one that is very exciting for us. March 19th and 20th we are hosting an all inclusive weekend of access to White Hills Farm for plein air drawing and painting.

The tradition of “carrying the easel outside” is ages old and will be the weekend’s focus. From the 1890s original home to the rural Georgia Sandhills woodlands, we have a hilltop location that speaks “Farmhouse South.”

Preregistration is required. Cost is $25 per person. This is all inclusive. Traditionally, our class spots fill quickly. Call us at 706-595-5081 or email us at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com to reserve your place.
Here are the particulars!

Ashah's Wistful Wedding Wanderers
Ashah’s Wistful Wedding Wanderers

Saturday, March 19

Open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Check-in at the Lavender Barn upon arrival. Open arrival time.
General site locations will be mapped. You choose.
Boxed Lunch at the barn at 12:00 p.m.

Afternoon Tea and Artist Presentation at 3:00 p.m. : “Composition and Focus, Beyond the Obvious Landscape”

Sunday, March 20

Open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open painting.
Tea at 3:00. Idea sharing, open session.

COME ON OUT TO THE FARM!
White Hills Farm
1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808

Lavender Bakery, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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Baking with lavender is easy. Finding good culinary lavender is another thing, entirely. At White Hills Farm, we have that problem solved. With excellent culinary grade lavender, a few simple methods elevate cookies, scones, muffins and syrups to a whole new level of flavor and presentation. Our January 30 class is aimed at just that. Three baking stations, manned by local bakers, will show best practices for making shortbread, scones and quick breads, all with lavender! Lunch, tea and great desserts provided.

White Hills Farmhouse
January 30, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Registration Required, places fill fast.

$34 per person

Email whitehillsfarm@gmail.com or call 706-595-5081 for details and registration. Also available through Augusta Locally Grown’s online market!

Come on out to the Farm!

Fall at White Hills Farm!

Herbal Secrets
Herbal Secrets

The Art of Infusion Beauty from Botanicals

ANNOUNCING FALL CLASSES**

October 15 we will host an herb blending workshop from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., “Chefs’ Blends: Herbal Secrets”. This workshop centers around fabulous cooking that may be achieved simply, with calculated herbal additions. It is the perfect time to harvest, dry and “crack” herbs for cooking and we will lead you through crafting several special take-home blends for the season. This session includes tea, demonstration with lunch, great dessert and good fellowship.

Registration by email at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com and through Augusta Locally Grown under classes and events. Cost, $28 per person.

November 7 we will host a “Making Spa-grade Products” event from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with crafting of three bath and beauty preparations. You will learn to make balms, scrubs and body butters using organic herbs and oils and will receive the latest information on best preparation practices. This workshop promises to be both fun and relaxing. We will share a great teatime lunch with desserts!

Registration, as above. Cost, $32 per person.

COME ON OUT TO THE FARM!

Tuesday Pesto Making at Southern Made!

This Tuesday, July 14th, we will be using fresh herbs to make garden pesto. Demonstration at 11:00 with sales during open hours at Southern Made on Broad and Crawford in Augusta. Dried lavender bundles will be available.

The sensational season--that of lavender drying!
The sensational season–that of lavender drying!

Summer Open House at “Southern Made” with White Hills Farm

BALMS at Southern Made!
BALMS at Southern Made!
Propagating native calamint for healthy teas!
Propagating native calamint for healthy teas!

What could be better than an iced tea and herb creations tasting event on Fourth of July Weekend?? The Farm Girls at Southern Made will be hosting an open house on July 3rd from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with product demonstrations and goods from four local farms. Making herbal edibles will be the topic of the day and lavender creams and herb dipping oil blends will be introduced and created while you watch. A White Hills Farm native Georgia Calamint tea will be our feature of the day. Come see and sample!

Happy Fourth!

Lisa Kessler and the Girls at Southern Made

“Southern Made” is across from the KROC Center on Broad St., in the historic Harrisburg Neighborhood of Downtown Augusta**

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