Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lavender Hollow Farm

Have you ever happened upon a place that seems like magic? That's the way I felt when I first went to Lavender Hollow Farm. It's a commercial Lavender farm not far from where I live. I found out about it two years ago when I visited a local farmer's market. They had a booth selling their products. Now, I have been know to make a complete fool of myself at times, and this was no exception. "We have a Lavender Farm in Escalon!!!!" This was not said quietly. In fact I think I was jumping up and down at the time. We'll just pretend that never happened.

I went out and visited them and then took my BFF out there for a surprise lunch. She was feeling under the weather and I wanted to treat her to something special. We had the most delightful time. Alice schedules the most wonderful teas but she was booked full. So I packed us a lunch and we ate outside on the picnic tables. Then we got to talking and one thing led to another. Our little quilting group now holds an annual Lavender Luncheon under the trees.

The farm is open from May through the first weekend in July. On a hot afternoon the fragrance wafts throughout the little hollow where the farm sits. It's so relaxing!










I hope you can find your own little piece of heaven on earth where you live. I sure found mine.

15 comments:

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My Maine Cottage said...

OH MY GOSH! I WANT TO GO HERE SOOOOOOO BAD!!!!! AHHHHHHHH

Ok..I'm writing this in my journal of things to remember so if I'm ever out that way this will be one of the places to visit!

How fun, thanks for sharing!

PamKittyMorning said...

That looks so pretty, and really so close to home!

Susie said...

It looks like such a delightful place to visit. I bet the fragrance of all that lavender is just delightful.
I must make a point of visiting it sometime.
((hugs))

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! How lucky you are. The smell must be heavenly there. I'd be happy just to grow one pitiful little lavender plant here, but I've had no luck!

Charli and me said...

I also love lavender. Your photos were beautiful. It sounds like you had a wonderful day :>)

Janeen said...

Oh I want to be there! Those are beautiful pictures, nice job Jean! Wow, makes me think of a Jane Austen novel just looking at the beautiful grounds! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

I love lavender. I miss my hedge of it that I left in, Chesterton. This is my first summer in a long long time that I have not had my own fresh lavender. :~( I am sure I will find my own little piece of Heaven here in, Oklahoma. I've only been here three months, I guess I have to give it time.

I love the truck, and that scent must be intoxicating on a warm day. You are truly blessed, Jean.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it there! And they have my truck I have always wanted! Only I want to paint mine Lavender...Next time I am out in Ca I am going there for sure!
Hugs,
Penny

becky up the hill said...

So glad you blogged about this amazing place. I was unable to make there this year. I emailed them and they said if I come down the hill, let them know and they will open their shop/ aka, lavender wonderland. I did miss seeing the harvest tho.

Carol said...

Do I envy you? YES! I would love to go there. Thanks for sharing. Your pictures are lovely.

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

The lavender is lovely! I bet it
smells gorgeous. :)

Lovin' your blog ~kimme

BittersweetPunkin said...

GORGEOUS photos...it looks like a Heavenly place! I heard there is a Lavender Farm here in WA...never been there though.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hubby and I went to a Lavendar farm in Hawaii last year and it was awesome. I didn't know there was one here too. Sounds like a great place.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

What a wonderful place to go. There is a lilac growing that is about 1 1/2 hours away I love going there. It is my heaven on earth.
ginger