Last Sunday when we visited Baker-Bird in Augusta, we decided to drive over to Brooksville to visit a farm business owned by friends of ours. Unlike many farms in Kentucky where one finds horses, cows, or even vineyards, at this farm you also find Lavender. Lavender Hills of Kentucky has been in business for several years. They grow several types of lavender, from edible to the plants grown mostly for the scented flowers. Even though the lavender had been harvested for the year, we were given a tour and received explanations about the lavender. I thought all lavender was purple, after all it is called lavender. However, at the Bracken County farm, they grow many varieties including purple, pink, yellow, and one that looks like a honeycomb. Next year, I’d like to visit when the lavender is in bloom.
We also visited their gift shop. Items scented with lavender from sachets to bath salts and soap are available for purchase. Edible lavender is available with some recipes on how to use it in the kitchen or you could buy some items from the kitchen made for you.
It was a lovely place and a delightful visit.