First Year Grosso

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9/14/2018 – At the end of May we plants 120 small grosso plants introducing our third patch of lavender in the rolling hills.  3.5 months later we are harvesting that lavender and the plants are mightly for sure.

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Those Wildflowers

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As a backdrop to the lavender, in the spring we worked several small patches along the fence line.  A few months later, they have really taken off full of butterflies and the occasional turkeys looking for grasshoppers.

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Sault Plateau France 2018

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The Sault Plateau contains huge fields of lavender/lavendin harvested with combines and hauled in wagons for processing.  The fields of purple seemed to jump out around every corner.

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Valensole France 2018

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7/2018 We are headed to France to see the lavender or lavendin in full bloom.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and watch Provence 2018 on this website to see even more pictures of the trip.  Enjoy the purple.  

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Goshen Farmers Market

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6/30/2018  Find Tenderloin Farms at the Goshen Farmers Market in Edwardsville.  A few times during the summer while the lavender is in bloom you can find us at this market offering fresh and dried lavender as well as our bath products.

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Fresh Lavender Available

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6/8/2018 – Fresh Lavender Available.  The Hidcote has been blooming and we took our first 2018 harvest.  Find our products at Stix and Stones Interiors in Edwardsville, IL.  

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140 New Plants

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5/2018 – The final lavender for the farm is in the ground.  The last 140 grosso and hidcote have been planted.  On the rolling hills, the plants can drain properly and keep their feet dry.

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The Lavender is Alive

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4/22/2018  – Just one week ago we had snow on the ground.  But after several days of warmer weather and some sun,  many of the plants are showing bits of green on their stems or at the base.  So far so good.  Best guess the lavender will start blooming sometime in June which is several […]

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Spring is aroung the corner…right??

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4/16/2018 – We had more light snow this morning.  The lavender plants are still dormant.  With this crazy weather, I hope the bushes stay that way a bit longer.  We learned last year that spring time can be more warmful than winter due to the crazy temperature variations.  But there are definitely a few signs […]

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