Beth and I started our first lavender field here in 2016. We built and took residence of our New England colonial farm house in April 2017. We opened the farm stand and started beehives in 2018. We tilled and planted a new one acre of lavender and fenced a 1 acre goat pasture in September 2019 and a second acre pasture in October 2020. We made our first simple lavender syrup in June 2020 and soon after developed good recipes for Cold Brew Lavender coffee and Lavender Lemonade. Beth created a wonderful Lavender Pumpkin Bread Halloween 2020 and lavender breads will be part of our offerings going forward. Goats and Chickens arrived in 2020.
We keep growing and adding with fun new things coming in 2021... Targeting a traditional New England Post and Beam Barn for April 2021 and hopefully ponies and alpacas to occupy it.
We offer a fun, healthy, outdoor, interactive farm escape where you can experience the physical beauty, incredible aroma, and surprisingly delicious culinary applications of lavender.
A new Dappled & Spotted Boer Goat herd arrived in October 2020. These Boers are beautiful and gentle. The herd sire "Prototype 2" has his first harem so he's a bit preoccupied with work. Several of the does are pregnant and all would like to be hand fed. We will provide the food. We are also breeding these unusually attractive goats and will have kids for sale spring 2021. We have just doubled their pasture to include the high meadow grasses. They might be difficult to find but once they see you they will come running.
Chickens - The flock of Barred Plymouth Rock and Rhode Island Red chickens will be expanded in 2021 with an additional large coop. Please come hand feed them now. It's surprising how much entertainment they can provide.
NEW BEEKEEPING COLLABORATION WITH
MILL CREEK APIARY!
Mill Creek Apiary will help us increase honey production and options by starting 50+ new hives here in 2021 with Jason and Pat from Mill Creek providing all hive management. Check out the Honey and Bee Products page for specifics.
Roxbury Mountain Maple Syrup
This family business has 30,000 taps in the Catskills and takes pride in providing top quality amber and dark maple syrup. They normally sell at the Union Square Market which is closed due to the pandemic so they have reached out to us and other farm stands as a source for selling their fresh and nutritious maple syrup.
We grow and sell 3 varieties of Lavender: Big Time Blue, Phenomenal and Sensational! because they were developed for the Northeast climate. They are more likely to succeed than English, French or Spanish Lavenders which do better in cooler dryer climates but don't like humidity.
Lavender grows well in good draining soil, hillsides, raised mounds or beds. Lavender does well with 1/2 - full day of sun. It's deer resistant.
Field plugs will next be for sale April 5th, 2021.
Quart plants will next be for sale April 25, 2021.
Lavender Sensational! is the next generation of Lavender Phenomenal with incredibly large and thick flowers and sturdy stems
Broad SILVER foliage is thick, tough, and cupped
Dense habit with incredible branching stems
Extremely good heat and humidity tolerance along with cold tolerance
Sweet lavender floral aroma with low camphor.
Big Time Blue will flower several times in 1 season and is hardy. The color is a pleasure to behold.
Phenomenal grows robustly with elegant long stems, will attract numerous pollinators and Praying Mantis when full grown due to it's large size and huge volume of flowers. It's a beautiful 4 season evergreen.
Events- Host your gatherings on our farm. We have a lovely patio and garden. Farm stand can be used as a back up if it rains. $10 per person for up to 2 hours.
Birthday Parties starting 2021: For children 5 and up. We will offer interactive birthday parties featuring hand feeding chickens, goats, alpacas and pony rides. We have ample safe open space for kids to play and enjoy. Please inquire.