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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Crazy Spring Weather

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3/27/2018 Well it is March and with it the crazy spring rains and the heavy winds.  Yes we have wind in Illinois.  After an evening of storms, we spent the next day putting the fabric back down and knocking every pin to make sure they were firmly in the ground.  A new spring activity I […]

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Great Lakes Lavender Growers

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3/2018 – Recently our farm attended the annual Great Lakes Lavender Growers conference in Lansing, Michigan.   Over 60 members from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin  attended this conference with the focus this year on marketing.   What a great way to meet other growers and learn from their experiences.    If you would like to find […]

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Welcome the Wildflowers

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3/2018 – The wildflower seeds have arrived.  In several locations around the farm, we are adding sunflowers, cosmos, black-eyed susans, coreopsis as well as 23 other varieties of annuals and perennials.  The bees will enjoy these flowers.  Lets hope the deer do not.

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Lavender Honey Anyone??

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2/28/2018 – Recently we attended the beginning beekeepers class held by the St. Clair Beekeepers club at the Madison County Farm Bureau.  We have ordered 2 hives and 2 nucs to start our beekeeping.  I think they will enjoy all the lavender to feed on.

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Follow us on Instagram

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2/10/2018 – Follow the trail of Lavender for Tenderloin Farms on Instagram…tenderloinfarms.  As our new enterprise continues to grow follow us.  We are still growing corn and beans but watch how we add Lavender to our rolling hills.  Bees and wildflowers in the plans for spring 2018.  Want to take your wedding photo in our lavender,  […]

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Give Lavender for Valentines

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An all Lavender Gift Bag is available at Stix & Stones Interiors.  The gift bag includes a dried Lavender Bundle, a lavender sachet, a lavender bath melt and shower steamer.  Give the gift of lavender to someone you care for this Valentine’s Day.  $35     

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Bath Melts and Shower Steamers Available

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Using our lavender and working with various recipes, we now offer Lavender Bath Melts and Shower Steamers. The bath melts have a shea and cocoa butter base.  Drop them into a bath and your skin will enjoy. The shower steamers produce a gentle lavender aroma as they dissolve.  Place them at the back of your shower on the floor but […]

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