Fall, and a new farm schedule is here!

The basic ingredients
The basic ingredients

What a great spring and summer season we had at the Lavender Barn! A big thank you to all of our visitors, volunteers and interns. We will be closed, Friday, September 30th.

Our Fall Schedule

The Lavender Barn is open on Fridays at the farm, unless posted, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m..
Come out and shop for your favorite teas, chocolates, spices and baked goods on Fridays.
Call us for special orders at 706-595-5081.
Goods available through Augusta Locally Grown’s online market, throughout the year.

We have numerous off-farm events in October and November.
On October 22-23, we will be a Georgia Grown Featured Farm
at the Summerville Tour of Homes, in Augusta!

Georgia Grown
We will post offsite events, each week, so that you may participate wherever we are offering White Hills Farm products.

New products are farm-local during the fall season. New teas, oils and spices will be available. Watch for holiday specific products.

Happy Fall!
Lisa

September 23rd, Come and Farm Store Tailgate with Us!

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We are open this Friday, at the farm store. We have farm-fresh scones for sale, our new Summer Salt and lots of exciting White Hills Farm necessities, available.

    At 10:30, I have our versatile and healthy barbecue rub recipe, ready to demonstrate and share!

Kathleen Fervan will be outdoors this week barbecuing for us (making some sizzling pecan-wood barbecue for our lunch tasting menu).

‘Hosting a little White Hills, farm-style, tailgate lunch, this Friday!
**Reservations are required for picnic tasting lunch. Call us as soon as you know you’d like to come and no later than Thursday at noon, 706-595-5081. $12/person.

Come on Out to the Farm!

1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808
706-595-5081

September 16, Arts at the Farm, Cinnamon Rolls with Heart

Cinnamon Lavender Rolls

Every Friday this month, we are honored to have Chef Kathleen
Fervan, trained at Culinary Institute of America and longtime
teacher, creating with us.

Don’t miss these Friday class opportunities. Last week was amazing as we learned to create Bouquet garni, great stock and received fabulous tips for using herbs.

A Little Heart

    This Friday at 10:30 a.m.

We celebrate Arts in the Heart of the CSRA, with a lavender cinnamon roll class. Come out and watch the free demo and then stay and make a little pan of take-home rolls at 11:00 a.m.. Rosemary heart wreath materials will be demonstrated and included in the mini-class. Mini-class cost is $10.

Preorder and enjoy a picnic lunch by calling 706-595-5081 before Thursday at noon. Picnic is $10/person and includes drink, entrée and scones with condiments.

WE ARE ALL ABOUT CULTIVATING CREATIVITY! **Two more cooking class Fridays with Kathleen this month. Plan to attend.

Come on out to the Farm! It helps us to know if you will be participating in a mini-class. A call is not required in order join us, but we appreciate it. 706-595-5081, to leave us a message.

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

Lisa

September 9, We Welcome September Fridays with a Rosemary Feature Day

Using Rosemary
Using Rosemary

Rosemary, easy to use and easy to grow. But, did you know there are numerous varieties, each particularly suited for specific cooking applications, be it vinegars, herb blends or salts? Come out for our open 10:45 a.m. demonstration and then stay for a mini-class where we will make rosemary wreaths, garni bouquet, and rosemary salt! Class cost is $10/person, includes takeaways.

    Yes! We will have picnic lunches this Friday.

We have fall fixed-menu picnic lunches with a rustic sandwich, fruit, scone with accompaniments and your choice of two teas! Price is $10/person and requires preorder by Thursday at noon. Call 706-595-5081 and leave your name, contact and number of guests.**

Farm store open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., each Friday in September.

1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808

September 2nd, Rosemary for Remembrance

rosemary barn drying

quiche

Rosemary is scientifically “for remembrance” and has several other health promoting benefits. At the farm, it is at peak and we are offering a great sampling of varieties and considering the MANY ways it may be healthfully included in cooking and in household use. This week during our Farm Friday demonstration, watch us wrap rosemary for barbecuing, for bouquet garni and sample our field herb quiche! Stay afterwards and make your own rosemary wreath, barbecue bundle and rosemary culinary salt.

10:30 Demonstration: Rosemary Varieties and Uses
11:15 Mini-class: Make a rosemary wreath, barbecue bundle and rosemary culinary salt. Class cost is $12.

September 9th, we will begin offering fall picnics on Fridays. Stay tuned!

We are open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., every Friday. Come on out to the Farm.

1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808
706-595-5081

Lisa

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

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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

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