Hauser Creek Farm 2015 Lavender Season is Coming!

Hauser Creek Farm sign at thefarm entrance gates

Hauser Creek Farm sign at thefarm entrance gates

Saturday, June 6
9 am to 5 pm
898 Spillman Road, Mocksville, NC 27028

We warmly invite you to swing by the farm and check out the natural, hand-grown, beauty of North Carolina lavender at its finest! Fresh-cut or u-cut your own fragrant bundle.

See our pastured chickens, blueberry orchard, and rustic wedding venue or take a leisurely walk on the farm's nature trail.

Hand-crafted goats milk soap, baby lavender plants, farm-fresh eggs, and lavender pound cake by the slice will be for sale. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch. Hotdogs available from noon to 1 pm. Free lavender lemonade until the cooler is drained dry. Make plans now! We prefer no furry friends, please. Questions: 336-706-3235 (Alethea)

Please note: GPS tracking can be unreliable. Hauser Creek Farm is located on Spillman Road in Davie County, off Hwy 801 near Farmington.

Lavender, A Wedding, and A Few Words on Lavender Day

It's been a busy time here with our eldest graduating college in May, our youngest graduating high school this weekend, and Memorial Day weekend ushering in the first wedding at Hauser Creek Farm. AND the lavender is coming on strong! Smile. There's been little time to post an entry, but there are a few important updates worth noting about our coming Lavender Day event on June 15. For those of you traveling from points east of Clemmons, I-40 westbound is expected to be closed (for repairs to the Yadkin River bridge) on June 15 beginning at the Harper Road exit to exit 180B in Davie County. We strongly encourage you to check your travel plans and adjust your route accordingly. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about existing alternate routes. 

Some of you have asked about obtaining fresh lavender via mail, and it's important to know that Hauser Creek Farm does not ship. In the few years that I've been growing lavender in North Carolina, there is clearly enough interest locally that we're committed to keeping our product local in support of the increasingly popular slow flower movement. For more infomation on slow flowers, please see /blog/category/floral-designs?currentPage=2  We appreciate ALL of you for your ongoing interest and support and hope to see you on Lavender Day. 

How to Bundle Fresh Lavender Stems

Lavender is coming on strong at Hauser Creek Farm. Some days I catch myself just listening to the din of bees, busy at work in the blooms. At market this past Saturday, I took a big basket of loose lavender stems en bulk. Some folks seemed to enjoy the opportunity to buy a little or a lot, depending on mood. Regardless of the amount, bringing lavender indoors adds a whole other dimension to its beauty. Generally, once the stems come under the clippers, I bunch them up into bundles and then hang them upside down to dry in our barn. The bundling process is simple: First, grab a handful of stems. A rule of thumb is to look at your wrist and then fashion a bundle a little smaller than that. Some references suggest no more than 100 stems per bundle (to prevent mold from developing). Holding the lavender bundle in one hand, take a rubber band and wrap it 3 to 4 times around the stem ends. The advantage to using rubber bands is, over time, as the stems dry they shrink, and so does the rubber band. Of course, there are other methods to bundling lavender, but the rubber band technique is my favorite. Once bundled, lavender can be hung in any room in your house or placed in a vase. Let the fragrance of fresh lavender fill your home!