Lavender Hill Farm, est. 2001, is located in the scenic, rolling hills of Berrien County in southwest Michigan. We specialize in growing and selling lavender and our handmade lavender products. Come visit our farm during lavender season for an amazing sensory experience. Our lavender blooms from mid-late June till the middle of July.
Lavender is an extraordinary plant with a captivating scent, beautiful demeanor, and a multitude of uses. Best known for its wonderful, calming and uplifting scent, lavender has been used as an anti-inflammatory, and anti-septic since ancient times. It is also known for its repellency to certain pests, such as mosquitos, moths, etc. But many people are still unaware that lavender is a wonderful addition to many foods. It is increasingly being used in both sweet and savory dishes as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks! Come to our shop to find out more about the many ways to use lavender in cooking.
With over 4000 lavender plants, of eight varieties, we have lavender in bloom from mid-June till mid-July. Please join us during during lavender bloom time and enjoy the enchanting scent in a glorious setting. Our farm shop is open as noted on our calendar on this site or by appointment year round. Check our event calendar for days and hours.
In addition to the lavender, we raise Black Welsh Mountain sheep & honeybees. March, 2013 gave us 12 new black lambs! Come out and watch them cavorting in the pasture.
Our farming philosophy is to grow things using the most natural means practicable. Natural means for fertilizing, pest and weed control are being increasingly implemented as our practices improve the soils. We are also working on ecological restoration projects on our 30 acre farm. A 2.25 acre native wildflower and grass planting and restoration was planted in Fall of 2008 to help create and preserve native pollinator habitat which is so important for our food supply. Each year we see more native wildflowers bloom, which we catalogue in photos on this site. We are continually learning and trying new things to help make the environment better for all.
What's Happening at Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, MI
Starting in May we will be open Fridays and Saturdays 10 am -4 pm.
Summer Hours: From Memorial Day through Labor Day the shop will be open Monday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. U-pick Lavender is tentatively scheduled (based on field conditions) for June 22 to July 13th.
2013 Markets: Starting April 23rd, we will be at the Granger, IN Farmers Market, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3-7 pm.
We will be at the Chesterton European Market on select Saturdays this summer, please look here for markets and other off-farm event dates: http://www.thelavenderhill.com/market-page
Our Ecommerce pages are now up and running- so you can browse our products pay online and shop from the convenience of you own home! See pulldown menu at the top of this page!