Attention Friends!! Farm Fridays closed for the season!

Hello Friends,

We have had a wonderful lavender season at White Hills Farm. The development of our small enterprise has been enhanced tenfold by those of you who have come out and experienced our lavender beginnings. We are so grateful and loved meeting and doing business with all of you!

We do have news to share with you, however. Several family matters have steered us toward a decision to limit our season this year. Our seventeen year old niece, McKayla Creef, has been in a near fatal accident. We are going to be limiting some of our activities for the fall season to respond to the needs of our family. Our products will still be available for farm pick-up by phone appointment, and limitedly, through Augusta Locally Grown. Call us at 706-595-5081 or email, whitehillsfarm@gmail.com. and we will correspond with you!

All of your prayers and thoughts are much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Ben and Lisa Kessler
White Hills Farm

July 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, Dog Days of Summer Happenings!

Dog Days Dahlias will be for Sale!

Dog Days Dahlias will be for Sale!

Memory. My maternal grandmother, standing on the screened porch looking out across the field on a hot summer evening. “Young’uns, the Dog Days of Summer are upon us,” she would declare, wiping her Irish brow with a cotton hankie. Those Dog Days have arrived in Georgia, and not the Bulldog kind! Our surprisingly early and gorgeous lavender bloom is coming to an end for the season, but our Farm Fridays will continue with new herbs and veggies coming on and several exciting Fridays of demonstrations, in spite of Dog Days!

A list is in order, so here goes!

July 4th, Open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.. In our 11:00 demonstration, we will present a couple of tried and true herbal applications and teas for inflammation. Sounds serious, but it will be a fun, hands-on demo! Dried lavender bundles, many herbal bath and body and culinary items available for sale.

July 11th, We will not be open at the farm, as we are representing Georgia Grown at the Augusta, GA, state visitor center. Come out and see all your regional farm and agri-tourism options, along with other interesting local businesses at the Georgia State Line Visitor Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m..

July 18th, closed for vacation.

July 25th, Open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with a very interesting morning demo at 11:00, at which time we will be making vinegar infusions from interesting and wonderful farm grown herbs. Lots of tastings and veggies. As always, our on farm sales of lavender products and culinary herbs continue.

Come on out to the Farm!

Lisa, Alexis and Jackson

Encounters

Just talkin'

Just talkin’

The deepest insights and blessings arrive by way of encounters, incidental or fated, unmediated by social devices and machinery. We committed to being open on Fridays to share our farm and its successes and disasters with folks who wanted an experiential visit to a little lavender farm. As is often the case, we have been given much in the sharing! We have met so many interesting and wonderful people this summer.

As our fresh lavender season winds up, we will be demonstrating the “sweet things” that may be created by including lavender in baking. Come on out to our demo event this Friday at 11 AM! Lavender cookies, lavender simple sugar uses and instructions, and a “how-to”, hands-on, lavender preparation for use in baking will be included.

Okay, really, there are only a few bundles of lavender left in the field. $7 cash and carry, LAST WEEK!

Lisa

White Hills Farm
1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808
whitehillsfarm@gmail.com

Summertime Herb Blendings

Nothing better than a vining tomato!

Nothing better than a vining tomato!

Wild garlic, fresh tomatoes and leafy basil are presenting themselves with gusto and it is PESTO time! This Friday we will be open from 10 AM until 6 PM and will be making pesto for our 11:00 demo. Our signature basil blend includes columnar, purple and leafy green basils, all featured in the basil arrangements we sell through Augusta Locally Grown and on Farm Fridays. Pasta and pesto samples will be featured along with fresh, lavender lemonade. Dress for some summertime sizzle and Come On Out To The Farm this Friday!

A few lavender bundles do remain, $7 each, and all you can pick garlic is still available, $5.

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

Dynamic Infusions

The Art of Infusion

The Art of Infusion

We are loving our Farm Fridays! What a great crowd last week, all picking lavender bouquets, gorgeous wild garlic bulbils and making basil top dressing with us. Lavender is such a multi-talented June dancer. She feeds the bees, paints the field and offers amazing calming esters with the pinch of a single bud. And, yes, there are still a few bouquets to be had. We will be harvesting long stem for those who missed us last week.

Our 11:00 demonstration this week will be a real introduction to herbal oil infusions. A formulaic approach to farm grown materials and an informed knowledge of carrier oils make for the best and most consistent infusions. Comfrey and Lavender will be prepared and packed on the spot. Come out and see infusion at work!

Our aromatherapy oils, balms, soaps and culinary lavender and herb blends will be available for sale. Bouquets, first come, first serve. You pick garlic, all you can pull, $5! All sales, cash or check and carry.

Summer Wedding Blended Bouquets!

Summer Wedding Blended Bouquets!


See you Friday!

Lisa Kessler
White Hills Farm
1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808
whitehillsfarm@gmail.com

Come and Get Long Stem Lavender, This Friday!

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This week only, we are selling lavender bundles!! We are harvesting our long stem lavenders and will pick a bundle for you on the spot. Other products available for sale in our tea and personal care lines, right here on the farm. Wild Garlic is at its peak and we are selling all you can pick for $5. What a deal, as it dries and lasts well for several months. Come on out on Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. for your picks. Demonstration this week at 11 a.m. will involve making basil salad dressing, with samples available. Look forward to seeing you!

Lisa

White Hills Farm
1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808
whitehillsfarm@gmail.com

Farm Fridays, Going Strong!

This year, we have opened lavender season with a cooperative agritourism emphasis! On Fridays, we are open for walk-abouts, demonstrations and sales as McDuffie County’s featured lavender farm. Lavender season is upon us and we are currently harvesting English Lavender. This Friday, May 30th, at 11 a.m., we will be demonstrating the making of our herbal vinegars and offering samples of our Lavender, Blueberry and Purple Basil Vinegar. A featured iced tea blend will also be available for your sampling. One of the things that makes us unique is our emphasis on farm grown herbals becoming farm generated end products, a “value added” emphasis important to us and to the freshness and quality we provide our customers. Many of our plantings and gardens have native species and heirloom varieties as their anchors. Our plants are grown in cultivated native soils with access to the micro-nutrients and soil components only found in a native planting system. Come on out to the Farm!!

Sales are Farm Direct
Cash and Checks are Accepted

Happy Summer!

Our fresh herbs infused in cider vinegar

Our fresh herbs infused in cider vinegar

Lisa and Ben Kessler
White Hills Farm
1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808
whitehillsfarm@gmail.com

New Ink and Turn the Page…

Summer bulbils and pods, you pick!

Summer bulbils and pods, you pick!

Bloom Time at WHF

Bloom Time at WHF

Sometimes, it is time to turn the page, and what better time than on the waning of a cool spring moon! Summer is upon us and with it an early lavender bloom. Time for the beginning of scented days and busy product making. Three lovely girls spent all day Friday cutting and screening culinary buds, thanks gals! When early bloom occurs, and it miraculously occurred given the amount of cold North Wind we encountered this year, it means we may even have a second bloom of lavender, during the summer. For now, it is time to come out and see the blush of summer on the Lavandins, intermediate lavenders with parents in the English and varietal families, and the full bloom of the ever sweet English culinary purples. (Thanks to Augusta Magazine for their review of our farm’s lavender on the Garden Page.) We will be open this Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. for sales and walk-abouts! Come on out to the farm! Soaps, salves, balms, fresh herbs and J and L eggs, all available.

English bred with varietals yield these lovely Lavandins

English bred with varietals yield these lovely Lavandins

This week, we will demonstrate harvesting, storing and uses for wild garlic! Watch us make garlic vinegar and try a sample.

White Hills Farm
1419 Fort Creek Road
Dearing, GA 30808
whitehillsfarm@gmail.com

OOPS! Closed on Friday due to surgery…

A sweet little incompetent ER Doc told me I was having a bad dream last month, did no physical exam, and yes, sent me right home all hung on my EKG looking just great. Medicine, today. No curiosity, no cure! Yes, I am griping! However, last Sunday night I had another “bad dream”, an attentive practitioner REALLY considered his differential diagnosis, did the work-up Spring 025and turned up a chronic gallstone occlusion, pancreatitis, etc.! THUS, we are closed this Friday and I am recuperating well from surgery. We miss everyone and look forward to brighter days ahead! A bad dream, my foot:)

Farm Friday Happenings, May 9th!

Spring floral drying, come out and see on Fridays!

Spring floral drying, come out and see on Fridays!

We are a modest organically principled flower and herb production farm. Fridays we are open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.. From Thomson, GA, take HWY 17 south toward Wrens. Turn left at Happy Valley Store intersection, which is Fort Creek Road. We are 3 miles down on the right. We will have eggs, some floral bunches, teas, vinegars and baked goods from J and L Farm on Friday. Come on out and visit!

White Hills Farm
1419 Fort Creek Road
Dearing, GA 30808
whitehillsfarm@gmail.com
whitehillsherbs.com
**closed if it rains on Friday

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