LAVENDER HILL FARM

OF NILES, MICHIGAN LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI

 269-684-0123

 

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Posted 1/31/2014 7:16pm by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI  49120,  269-684-0123

  www.thelavenderhill.com  www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill


Winter Greetings!  I hope you are all weathering this winter well.  It certainly has been a challenging one in many parts of the country. Hopefully this newsletter can in some way brighten your day.

New Logo

First I would like to present our new, updated bee logo that began appearing on some of our labels last fall and will be phased in on the rest this spring.  We originally chose a bee carrying lavender as our logo to highlight one of our premier products, our all-natural, raw, lavender honey, produced by the honeybees kept right here on our farm.  Our honey has become a favorite of our regular customers for its delicate, tangy flavor with a light, floral aroma. Although last July's dry conditions diminished honey production, we still have both 8 oz. and 3 oz. jars available on our ecommerce page www.thelavenderhill.com/store/food-items and in our shop. 

Lower Shipping Prices

Another announcement is that we now have lower shipping rates on our website! This winter we are featuring a flat fee shipping rate of $8.99 per order regardless of size

Pickup at Farm

If you would rather pick up your order at our farm, you may enter the coupon code: pickup at checkout to have the shipping charge waived. Then just contact us by email (info@thelavenderhill.com) or call 269-684-0123 so we can schedule a time when you may pick up your order. 

Aromatherapy Room Spray Recipe

Finally, I would like to share an easy but effective aromatherapy room spray recipe for those of you who have some of our lavender essential oil on hand.  This recipe is enough for a 2 oz. spray bottle. 

Mix 0.5 oz. vodka, 1.5 ml lavender essential oil (about 1/4 of our 6 ml essential oil bottle, or approximately 50 drops) and 1.5 oz. water, or preferably our distilled lavender water if you have some.

Put this blend into a spray bottle, shake and spray!  The alcohol acts as an emulsifier dispersing the oil in the water temporarily.  Shake before each time you spray.  This spray will really scent a room and the scent will linger for some time.  It's a nice way to give you and your family a lift on a dreary winter day! (Note: avoid spraying directly at peoples faces, especially the eyes, or getting it on wood finishes).

Enjoy, and dream of warmer weather!

 

 





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Posted 12/17/2013 10:55am by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI  49120,  269-684-0123

  www.thelavenderhill.com  www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill


 

 Dear Friends,

Just a note to let you know about last minute shopping opportunities at the Lavender Hill Farm Shop. We have scheduled an impromptu shopping day tomorrow, Wednesday December 18th from 10 am to 6 pm. The weather looks clear for tomorrow, so those of you who don't like going out in snowy conditions should take advantage of it!   

Our last scheduled open days for the year will be this Friday and Saturday December 20th and 21st from 10 am to 4 pm.  Don't forget, we have an on-line shopping cart on our website where you can find most of our products listed for sale as well. 

As an added incentive to come out the the farm shop this week we are raffling off a lavender gift bag each day to anyone who comes and makes a purchase.  Plus we will have holiday treats to share like lavender brownies, ginger snaps topped with lavender sugar, lavender black tea, and hot cider.  Come on out and say hi and enjoy a day in the country!

Thanks for all your support throughout the year, and have a blessed holiday season!

Martha Wilczynski

 

 

 





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Posted 11/26/2013 1:17pm by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI  49120,  269-684-0123

  www.thelavenderhill.com  www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill


 

 Dear Friends,

Well it's holiday time again, and I would like to wish you all safe travels and a Happy Thanksgiving this week!  Another year is winding down, and I just want to say thank-you to all who have supported us at our various venues this season.   I also want to update you on our Lavender Hill Farm Shop hours for the rest of the year and other places you can find our products. 

In Preparation for the holidays, we have put together a number of different lavender gift bags and boxes to make gift giving easier.  Check out our website ecommerce pages for our product and gift package listings: http://thelavenderhill.com/store/gift-bags  It is also possiible to create customized gift bags or boxes and we will provide the packaging for free!  Come to the farm shop for details.

Our regular Farm Shop hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm at the Lavender Hill Farm, through December 21st.  It is also possible to make an appointment outside of regular hours by phoning our shop/office number at 269-684-0123, emailing me at info@thelavenderhill.com, or facebook-private messaging me at : www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill.      

Our 2013 Holiday Open House at the Lavender Hill Farm shop will be Friday & Saturday December 13th & 14th. Come out for some holiday cheer featuring lavender scented food & drink, and shopping! 

We will also be vending at the Chesterton Mistletoe Market on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm central (Chicago) time at Westchester Intermediate School, 1050 S. 5th Street, Chesterton, IN.   You can find out more about this wonderful market at: http://www.chestertonseuropeanmarket.com/news-events/mistletoe-market/

Additional places you may find some of our products:  Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, 13988 Rangeline Rd., Niles, MI;    http://www.fernwoodbotanical.org/

The Purely Michigan Store, 406 State St., St. Joseph, MI   https://www.facebook.com/purelymichigan

Hickory Creek Winery, 750 Browntown Rd., Buchanan, MI  https://www.facebook.com/HickoryCreekWinery

Thank you all, and have a blessed Holiday Season!


Martha  Wilczynski
Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, MI  LLC
1219 Morris Dr. 
Niles, MI  49120
thelavenderhill.com
www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill
269-684-0123  
   





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Posted 8/27/2013 5:22pm by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI  49120,  269-684-0123

  www.thelavenderhill.com  www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill


 Dear Friends,


Just a quick note to let you know that our 2013 Lavender Honey has been extracted from the hives, and is available in our shop and by mail order in limited quantities.  We have 3 oz. jars for $4.50, and 8.5 oz. jars for $9.99.

Also, please note, this is the last week of our summer hours. The Farm Shop will be open Monday thru Saturday this week and also on Labor Day from 10 am to 4 pm.  After Labor Day our regular Fall hours will be Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment, up through December 21st.  If our "open" sign is up at the end of the driveway we are open! 

thanks for your patronage,


Martha O. Wilczynski
Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, MI LLC
 

 

 





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Posted 6/24/2013 11:44am by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI  49120,  269-684-0123

  www.thelavenderhill.com  www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill


 

 Hello,

Just wanted to update you all on how the season is going!  Our first varieties of English Lavender are loaded with blooms and ready to be cut. These include the varieties  Loddon Blue, Imperial Gem and Folgate.  The flowers are just starting to open so now is a great time to cut them for drying on the stem!  They will continue to become more fragrant as more flowers open.  Next week our English variety, Royal Velvet will start being ready to cut.  Just after the 4th of July our hybrid, long-stemmed varieties, 'Grosso' and 'Provence' will be ready, followed by variety 'Super' about a week later.  Since about 3/4 of our field is comprised of the hybrid lavenders, our peak bloom time is around the 4th of July and the week after. 

We are open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm all summer long, including the 4th of July. We have lots of handmade aromatic products (made right here) in our shop as well as some awesome oatmeal cookies and lavender brownies, along with our lavender lemonade to enjoy while you're here.  Allow a little time to sit in one of our adirondack chairs in the shade of our hickory tree and enjoy the sights, sounds and lovely smells of our lavender farm.

Tell your friends!  Keep up with progress by liking our facebook page: www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill


Thanks and hope to see you here!    


Martha

 

 





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Posted 6/6/2013 2:57pm by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Our June Special is a free pump dispenser with purchase of our Lavender Shower, Bath & Hand Soap. Our aloe-rich shower & bath gel is also a great hand soap!

Posted 5/23/2013 12:15pm by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI  49120,  269-684-0123

  www.thelavenderhill.com  www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill


 

 Dear Friends:


Starting Memorial Day The Lavender Hill Farm Shop will start summer hours which are:  
Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm until Labor Day. 
   
Our shop contains a wide variety of farm-made aromatic products containing lavender and other essential oils.  Plus we still have some of our 2012 Lavender Honey in stock, get it while supplies last, since this years crop won't be extracted from our hives until August.   The flavor (from our bees foraging on the lavender flowers)  is really something special!

Our lavender field is starting to send out buds, and our first varieties will start showing a little color in a couple of weeks!  Start planning your trip out here for U-pick lavender which officially begins on Saturday June 22nd and runs through Saturday July 13th.  We provide scissors, and twist ties to measure a bunch, and you cut your own lavender bunch for $5 each.  It's a wonderful sensory experience that only happens once a year, so it's not to be missed! Bring your friends and family and make a day of it.  We have chairs in the shade where you can sit and relax and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds.  Hope to see you here!

Martha Wilczynski
Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, MI  LLC

  
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Posted 4/27/2013 10:01am by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI  49120,  269-684-0123

  www.thelavenderhill.com  www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill


Dear Friends,

In honor of warmer weather, we are announcing additional Spring hours at The Lavender Hill Shop:

Starting this week we will be open Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. 


Find Lavender Hill Farm at the Market:

This week I started as a Tuesday/Thursday vendor at The
Granger Farmers Market on SR 23 at Bittersweet in Granger, IN  (address is 12435 Adams Rd., Granger, IN).      Lavender Hill Farm will have a booth at this wonderful indoor market every Tuesday and Thursday through the end of May. Market hours are 3 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.  Check their website for more offerings: grangerfarmersmarket.com



We will be vending at the Chesterton European Market once a month this season starting on May 18th.  Other dates we plan to be there include:  June 8th, July 20th, August 17th, September 28th, October 19th. Those of you in that area may wish to order ahead and pick up at the market since we will not be able to display our lotions, soaps or balms at Chesterton (Management thinks there is too much of that type of product there already).  We will bring our Lavender bunches, sachets, lavender water and essential oil, and kitchen Sprays, bath & massage oil, insect repellant, and the like.  Please come out and show us your support!   

Be sure to Like our page on facebook so you can get up quick updates  on farm and market information!
 
facebook.com/thelavenderhill

Spring is a busy time at Lavender Hill Farm!  We are preparing areas to plant an additional 600 English lavender plants to help meet customer demand for bunches and buds, and oil, moving some older plants to appropriate spacing, and mulching the field for weed control. Though we sometimes have requests for them, we do not produce or sell plants at this time. 

Come out to enjoy the fine Spring weather and say hi!

Thanks for your patronage!

Martha Wilczynski

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, MI  LLC
           
    

  

 

 





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Posted 4/1/2013 11:14am by Martha O. Wilczynski.

We are pleased to announce a new scent to our product lineup- Lavender-Vetiver Bath & Massage oil! 

Those of you already familiar with our Lavender Bath & Massage oil, know that its blend of emollient oils: Sesame, Rice Bran, Sweet Almond, Jojoba, and Apricot Kernel oils absorb easily, leaving the skin with a soft, velvety feeling. It's great as a moisturizer or for use as a massage oil or to put in the bath. 

Our special blend of lavender essential oils in this product promote calm & relaxation. Now with the addition of Vetiver essential we take this product to a new level. Vetiver oil, with its soft, sweet woodsy aroma,  is also said to be useful for calming and relaxation and in addressing anxiety, anger and burnout. In addition, though lavender's scent is useful as a top or middle note in a fragrance blend (the scent doesn't tend to linger for very long), Vetiver is a bottom note, anchoring a fragrance and giving it more staying power.  We think you will love this blend!

Posted 3/13/2013 5:38pm by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI  49120,  269-684-0123

  www.thelavenderhill.com  www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill


 
Dear Friends,

Though it doesn't look much like spring today, our spring hours begin this Saturday, March 16th, when the farm shop will start being open every Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.   To celebrate spring we have a special on all Kitchen & Bathroom Cleaning sprays through March (including web orders). All 6 scents are 20% off!  If you haven't tried these heavenly smelling cleaners now is the time!  They are made with refreshing, pure essential oils blended in a solution for cleaning, air freshening and disinfecting.

As a special treat, if you come out the the farm you may see some of our new spring lambs bouncing around!
For those who can't make it out to the farm shop on Saturdays we are open by appointment, and we also offer an on-line shopping cart on our website for your convenience.    
 

Thanks for your support!

Martha Wilczynski 

 





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