Troy and Wendy Jochems, owners of Hope Hill Lavender Farm, in Southern Schuylkill County, host various activities and will offer farm tours at 11 a.m. on Saturdays for $5 during the summer months, the best season for observing the lavender cutting and distilling process.
Highlights of the tour include explanations of drying for bouquets and culinary use, how to care for the plants and distilling on the farm; it takes 11 pounds of lavender to make one ounce of oil.
The lavender farm store sells Hope Hill’s high-quality lavender products with essential oil that has been distilled on the farm, including bath and body products that are produced from the essential oil. Lavender for culinary purposes, harvested on-site from chemical-free fields that are planted, pruned and harvested by hand, is also available for purchase. Additional products include local artisanal products, hand-screen printed items and jewelry.
Hope Hill is a PA-preferred, Homegrown By Heroes (HBH) farm, which serves to inform consumers that products donning the logo were produced by military veterans.