Reflections on Spring Open Farm Day 2015

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I'd say Saturday was a near-perfect farm day. Big HUGE thank you to everyone who visited! This is one of my favorite photos, and I can't help sharing how it happened that Chef Lynn Wells cooked lunch at Saturday's event. Last month I spent 3 days in Charlotte getting continuing education credits for registered dietitians. I had been nervous about signing up for the class because it was during "busy season" at the farm, but it was close enough to home that I could make the drive back and forth each day, and, as a dietitian, I needed the credit-hours. One day during a break in the lectures I stepped outside to get some fresh air and stretch my legs, and as a result I made a new dietitian-friend named Christine from Ontario, Canada. Long story short, Christine suggested I contact her friend and former dietitian, Lynn, who now works as a personal chef in Greensboro, NC (Thyme Well Spent - Personal Chef Service).  Funny how things happen, but in the course of about a week Lynn and I made plans for her to cook at the farm. I love this picture because it portrays Lynn in her element, towel slung over the shoulder, chef's hat, and beautiful decor in the open air. I know some of you didn't get a chance to enjoy Lynn's food, but it was amazing! I look forward to collaborating on future events. Thanks again, EVERYONE!

Celebrate Lavender! Saturday, June 6 at Hauser Creek Farm

Hello, Friends! Just a quick reminder that Spring Open Farm Day happens THIS Saturday, and I'm very excited to share this last-minute news flash! Chef Lynn Wells of Greensboro, NC will be cooking on site at the farm from 11 to 1 pm.  Lynn is a personal chef and owner of Thyme Well Spent - Personal Chef Service, LLC. She'll be preparing an amazing grilled chicken wrap served with Swiss chard from the farm's garden for $5.00. Oh, and there'll be refreshing lavender lemonade for free. Current weather forecast: Mostly sunny and 83. This year's lavender crop looks strong. See you Saturday!

Countdown to Spring Open Farm Day and Lavender Season

peony bouquet at Hauser Creek Farm

Yesterday, I noticed we've about reached purple haze time at the farm when there's an obvious purple cast over the lavender field, but for now we're celebrating PEONIES! They have been gorgeous and abundant and I'm in love with them, already making plans to add more of these beauties later this winter.  There's been lots of activity this month both on and off the farm, and Spring Open Farm Day is two weeks from Saturday! Rain or shine. Some have asked if this is an invitation-only event and the answer is no. We'll be open to the general public, 9 am to 5 pm. Fingers crossed for comfortable temps and a pleasant breeze. If you plan on cutting your own lavender it'd be a good idea to bring your own clippers. See you soon!