Closed Memorial Day Weekend for a Wedding!

Friends and Patrons,

We are closed this coming week and weekend, for a wedding. We will be back open with Farm Friday events on June 3rd. On the 3rd we have a special baker, Tara Roberts, coming out to show us how to make sourdough starter!! Stay tuned for details next week.

Have a pleasant Memorial Day!

Field grown, fresh harvested
Field grown, fresh harvested

May 20th: Herb Garden Picks for the South


Every week, we plan a 10:30 a.m. tour that focuses on growing and utilizing your herbs. No, don’t keep them for years as treasures in the cupboard. None of that oregano still in the can from your first year of marriage. Smile. USE herbs frequently and freely. They are taste enhancing and medicinal. Yes, you heard right!

This week, our walking tour includes your own cup of herbs to dry and use. Bring a hat and walk the farm with us!

Our demonstration will be at 1:00 and will feature an herb vinegar how-to, with recipes.

PICNICS are available between noon and 1:00 p.m., $8.50 per person. There are numerous outdoor tables and spots where you can sit and enjoy lunch with a friend. CALL us BY NOON on Thursday to order and leave your name, number of lunches desired, and your phone or email. Includes an entree sandwich, scones, dessert and tea!

Wild Garlic Blooming!
Wild Garlic Blooming!

1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808


May 13 is Culinary Lavender Friday!

Drying Culinary Lavender

The “English” lavenders, lavandula angustifolia varieties, are the sweetest lavenders both in character and in culinary quality. It is argued that many of the intermedias are just as good for cooking, but, we are entitled to our preferences! Experience has shown us that these sprawling beauties stay on the stem well, and hold their sweet ester.

This Friday, we will be cutting some of these while they are in their prime, and demonstrating drying techniques. We will be taste testing lavender chocolate powdered sugar and will show you how to make your own! Culinary buds will be for sale in the lavender barn.

Picnic lunches:

We don’t want you to miss out, so PREORDER by Thursday at noon, 706-595-5081, for your packed lunch to be ready on Friday!! Enjoy your picnic on the farm. $8.50 per person, includes lunch, dessert and tea.

    Tour will be at 10:30 this week and demonstrations will be at 1:00. Come on out to the Farm!


May at White Hills Farm means lavender is on!

Wedding Time
Wedding Time

The farm is bustling and we are open all of the Fridays in May, EXCEPT for Memorial Day weekend when we will host
Maggie Hines’ and Branden Critell’s wedding festivities. We are so excited to see the old walnut tree back on
duty as the sacred spot for exchanging vows. Verbena has filled the valley at the east side of the farm. Purple runs wild!

This month, please call (706-595-5081) by noon on Thursday to let us know if you want a Friday picnic lunch. Cost is $8.50 per person and includes lunch, dessert and drink!

Tours are nicest in the morning and start at 10:30 am. Our demonstrations change weekly and are at 1:30 in the lavender barn. Come help us with demonstrations, have lunch, shop and tour the lavender gardens. This week, we are making Tuscan Herb Blend, an Italian classic combination. Field grown, air dried and farm fresh. Come on out to the farm!!

1419 Fort Creek Rd.
Dearing, GA 30808

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


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
We can personalize your special class or visit to suit group needs!


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

A Weekend of Drawing and Painting En Plein Air


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 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.

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

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