Lavender Ridge Farms wishes everyone a happy new year! We are off to a good start and hope you all are as well. Many preparations are being made around here for the new year. A new year brings new things to Lavender Ridge.
Coming soon to the Farms Café
A stage and picnic area will be available to rent for parties, weddings, reunions and other events. Specific details will come in next months newsletter.
Fort Worth Stock Show
This month we will be at the Fort Worth Stock Show selling all of our lavender goods. The stock show runs January 16th through February 8th. If you are in the area stop by and see us in the Amon G. Carter exhibit hall in booth 836. Check out their website for all of their exciting events at www.fwssr.com. The farm will be closed during our time at the stock show but we will reopen February 12 for business as usual.
February 14th is Valentines Day and what better time to celebrate the love of lavender and chocolate? Join us February 13-15 from 2-4 each day for a lavender and chocolate dessert tasting. Treat yourself or your sweetie to 10 different sampling of delicious lavender and chocolate desserts for only $15.00 per person. Reservations and prepayment must be made by February 11th. February 13-15 we will also be serving a special Valentines Day dinner that will include one of our delicious desserts. The café is open 11-3 for lunch and 5-10 for dinner. Please don't forget to make your reservations early as space is limited.
Cooking with lavender class
February 28th will be our next cooking with lavender class. If you haven't made it to one of our cooking classes before now why not start the year out by doing something new and different? Everyone has a good time and we will share a delicious lunch that you helped prepare. The cost is $25.00 per person and reservations and prepayment must be made by February 25th. The menu for this cooking class will be lavender pan roasted chicken, lavender honey carrots, salad greens with lavender vinaigrette, smoked gouda grits, rolls with lavender butter and chocolate lavender cake. YUMO!
Neil Sperry All Texas Garden Show
February 27-March 1 We will be at Arlington Convention Center at the Neil Sperry All Texas Garden Show. This show offers every facet of gardening from unusual flowering bulbs to garden décor, seminars and much more. Please stop by and see us.
April Art Attack
April 18th is our next Art Attack. We will have artist if all types selling their wares, good food and performances by North Texas Central College performing arts department as well as other local talent. Our stage is being built as we speak in order to be ready for an outstanding day! Anyone interested in being a vendor, please contact us.
Strawberry Fields Forever
End of April and hopefully a little earlier our strawberries will be ready for picking. We planted 13,500 little plants in October so there will be plenty for everyone to pick. Great experience for children as well. We are making plans to have a strawberry event and hopefully can combine that with Art Attack.
First Annual Lavender Festival
Last but not least for this issue, we want to remind you to save this date.
May 23-25th, Memorial Day weekend will be our first Lavender Festival. Vendors selling everything from antiques to handmade creations will be set up around the lavender field for shopping, performances on the stage, lots of good food, and of course the lavender will be at it's peak for cutting bouquets. Again anyone interested or if you know someone that would be interested in being a vendor please contact us. You definitely won't want to miss this event!