Have a Happy Lavender Holiday

Hope Hill Lavender Farm, LLC, will host their sixth annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., December 9, featuring a new farm store selling lavender products, jewelry, pottery, books, and craft and culinary items for the holidays.

There will be wine and beer sampling and complimentary lavender refreshments, along with coffee, tea, soup and cookies available for purchase—even a violinist for entertainment. Enter to win a $25 gift card with purchase.

Owner Wendy Jochems says, “Hope Hill will have our lavender products available, along with other locally sourced and made in USA items for the perfect Christmas gift purchases.”

Admission and parking are free. Location: 2375 Panther Valley Rd., Pottsville. For more information, call 570-617-0851 or visit HopeHillLavenderFarm.com. December 2017

It’s Lavender Season at Hope Hill Farm

NB_HopeHillLavenderFarm_0717Troy 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.


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Local Lavender Farm Store Opens Its Doors

NB_HopeHillLavenderFarm-2_0417Troy and Wendy Jochems, owners of Hope Hill Lavender Farm, invite the public to attend their grand opening event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on May 13, celebrating their new lavender farm store at 2375 Panther Valley Road, Pottsville. The southern Schuylkill County farm, which is centrally located to Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and the Poconos, is coordinating the event with its yearly lavender plant sale.

“The farm store is a major upgrade to working off of a farm cart for the last five years,” says Wendy Jochems. Hope Hill’s high-quality products, like lavender essential oil and lavender water, are produced on-site through a distilling process that can be observed on the farm during lavender season. Hope Hill Lavender Farm also harvests lavender for culinary purposes.

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