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Opening to the public

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On June 3rd, Tenderloin Farms Lavender will open to the public. Come for a visit to see Lavender Bloom in Edwardsville IL. The address of the lavender farm is 6368 St. James Drive, Edwardsville, IL. See you there.

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Taking down the wind fence

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March 2021 – Heavy rains have slowed our progress but we finally have a dry period to remove the protective wind fence. We organized a small group and worked to take off the frost cloth and remove the pallets. Stacked those for next year to repeat the process. For us the hardest part, putting up […]

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It’s Spring

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March 2021 – The greenup of the lavender has begun. The UPick patch looking all nice and lively as it begins coming out of dormancy and starts turning green.

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Fabric, fabric, fabric

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March, 2021 All winter long when you are suppose to stay home during the pandemic what better way to pass the time than SEW. Our poor Aunt—we kept her busy this winter and she was very glad we did. Thanks Didi!!!!

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Snow has arrived

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February 2021 – The wind fence in action. The lavender plants are also covered by a blanket of snow and the fence is blocking the frigid winds. We had two weeks of extremely cold weather.

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Setting Up Wind Fence

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To protect the plants in winter from the nasty winds, we put up wind fences using pallets and frost cloth. We do not get much snow and our biggest concerns are periods of severe cold accompanied by heavy wind.

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Milkweed Tiger

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September 2020 – With all the flowering plants now on the farm, you never know what you are going to see on the plants. These are Milkweed Tiger larvae.

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