Farm Shop & U-Pick Days
During the lavender bloom season (May & June), our lavender field and farm shop are open to the public on weekends. Visitors come to browse our unique farm shop and purchase our homegrown, handmade, all-natural lavender products as well as other fun items we carry. U-pick is also a fun activity we offer, where guests can enjoy selecting and cutting their own lavender bouquets to purchase. Delicious snacks and refreshments, prepared with culinary lavender, are sometimes available on open days, as well.
**Although we are animal lovers and very much enjoy dogs, we ask that you please leave your furry family members at home for their own safety and for the safety of our dogs, cats, free-range chickens, horses, and goats. Thank you.
Are you a part of a group, club, association, or organization that likes to enjoy fun outings and unique experiences? Call or email us to set-up a private tour where you can learn all about lavender, and hear about what all we do on our farm from "Liz the Lavender Lady!"
**Same as above regarding pets, thank you.
Our Farm makes a beautiful backdrop for your photography needs (enagagement sessions, bride & groom shoots, baby bump photos, family pictures, senior portraits, etc.). Photography sessions are by appointment only-- photographers are asked to please text or call Courtney to set-up session dates and times. Our usage fee is $40/session and each session includes up to 2 hours of time on the property.
*Please note, we do not open our gate for photography sessions until 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. We are a private property- this is our home- and with the MANY sessions we book all year, our closed times are sacred to us. Not to mention, we are a working farm with LOTS of daily chores needing to be done, as well as projects going on constantly that must be accomplished during our "off-season" and "off hours." Therefore, if you arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled session time, we request your patience.
*For parking and check-in, please follow the signs to the lavender shop (on the other side of the pond from our entrance).
*When you've parked we will greet you and go over our rules and expectations. All parties are required to sign our hold harmless/risk assumption form.
*Parents with toddlers and young children, please keep them in-hand at ALL times. We have two large bodies of water on the property, dangerous equipment, and unpredictable animals...we want everyone to enjoy their experience, but safety first.
*Photographers: we recommend bringing a pop-up changing room + a small wagon of some sort. Almost all of our 13.5 acres is available to you for shooting, which means a lot of ground is covered. It's nice to give your clients the ability to carry their outfit options with them (in your wagon) and change on-the-spot rather than having to go back and forth to their car.
*Please do not approach any of our animals, for your safety and theirs. (The animals are VERY tempting to kids...parents, please enforce this request).
*With prior permission and special arrangements, k9 family members can be brought onto the property to be included in photo sessions, but they must be kept on a leash at all times.
*Please respect our family's privacy by keeping a courteous distance from our homes (including the outdoor extensions of the homes...porches, outdoor living spaces, enclosed yards, and gardens).
*If more than 2 hours is needed for a session, please let us know ahead of time and we can make arrangements (and there is an additional charge). "Mini Sessions" shoots require prior permission and special arrangements, as well.
*Photographers: due to the number of requests we get for photo session appointments, we often book more than one appointment at a time. We are cautious with numbers so as not to overcrowd you and your clients, or our home; and with 13.5 acres there is plenty of space for you to rotate around each other during your shoots. Please be respectful toward one another and work cooperatively together so everyone can get the shots they desire within their allotted time frame.
*No smoking, drinking alcohol, or littering.
*We require at least 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment (unless we are communicating regarding weather conditions on the day of your scheduled session). This is a courtesy to us as we plan both personal and work schedules around photo appointments. This is also a courtesy to others whose request for your date and time was denied. If canceling within 24 hours of your appointment time, payment will not be refunded.