Pork Chops with Apples, Lavender and Juniper Berries

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples, Lavender and Juniper Berries

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples, Lavender and Juniper Berries   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 1 hour   Using juniper berries as a spice is so much fun during winter months! Harvest them fresh from juniper trees, or find them dried at natural food stores. Piney, citrusy juniper berries…

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Lavender and Sage

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Lavender and Sage

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Lavender and Sage   Print The flavors in this sweet potato dish are warm and inviting. Luscious citrus butter, soft cream cheese, sweet dates, fresh, savory sage and toasted pecans surround and compliment the deliciousness of sweet potato in every bite. Author: Inspired by Taste of Home Ingredients 6 medium sweet…

Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Pea Shoots and Fennel

Roasted Beet Salad with Pea Shoots and Fennel

Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Pea Shoots and Fennel   Print Ingredients 2 pounds baby beets, scrubbed, tops and root ends trimmed ¼ cup olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tsp crushed lavender buds Pea shoots (tendrils), fennel fronds, and…

Caramelized Butternut Squash with Lavender

Caramelized Butternut Squash with Lavender

Caramelized Butternut Squash with Lavender   Print Tender butternut squash melts in your mouth, its caramelized outside adding rich texture. Lavender brings out deeper flavors in this cozy winter dish. Author: Inspired by Barefoot Contessa Ingredients 2 medium butternut squash (4 to 5 pounds total) 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ¼ cup light brown sugar,…

Caramelized Almonds with Lavender

Caramelized Almonds with Lavender   Print These sweet and savory almonds are great served alone or on a cheese plate. Add to your favorite salad, or package for a “hostess/host” gift to give during the holiday season. Author: Robin Dery Ingredients 3 Tbl. Sugar 2 teas. Fennel seed 1 teas. Lavender buds 1 teas. salt ½t to…

Christine’s Cucumber Salad with Lavender

Christine’s Cucumber Salad with Lavender   Print Ingredients 2 large cucumbers or 3-4 small cucumbers 2 T olive oil 1 T apple cider vinegar 1-2 cloves chopped garlic 1½ tsp. fresh dill ⅛ tsp. crushed lavender salt and pepper to taste Directions Thinly slice cucumbers and mix all ingredients together. Eat fresh or cover and…

A Lavender Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re spending it with your sweetie, celebrating with your friends, or planning the perfect “Me Day” – nothing says love like lavender. From sweet treats to delightful decór, dried lavender will add a special something to your Valentine’s Day plans. Here are five ways to infuse your day of love with lavender…

Hand-picked stocking stuffers and holiday gift box collections

Help Santa fill the stockings of your loved ones with sensibly-grown products they’ll love. Mix and match to create a stockin’ full o’ fun. Here are my top ten favorite tiny gifts, made right here in Palisade, CO. Paola’s top ten stocking stuffers Lavender Hand & Body Lotion – Infused with lavender essential oil, this creamy rich…

Winefest Weekend

We are open all weekend, including Sunday. Help us celebrate Colorado Mountain Winefest Weekend in Palisade.  Here at the farm we will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday September 17th and 9:00 am  to 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 18th. We will have olive oil, heirloom tomato and jam tastings.  We will have some light…

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Preserving the harvest: Our three favorite ways

It’s hard to believe that in just one week, we harvested more than 20,000 pounds of cherries. And we even left a few trees full for the birds! Such is farming – and gardening – after all. In the winter, we dream up our designs and flip through gardening catalogs, prepare our beds and tend to…

flavored water tea

Flavored Waters and Tasty Teas

As this spring weather changes from cold to hot (and often back and forth!), flavored waters are a delightful treat. Whether you’re in the mood for a hot drink or a refreshingly cool one, adding herbs to your water makes for a tasty beverage. Infuse your ice water with fresh herbs. Use either fresh or dried herbs…

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Spring Is Here, and Lavender’s on the Menus

It’s that time of year in Colorado. After months of skiing and sledding and staying indoors, people are excited to see the sun again. And despite the tug-and-pull of cold, wet days between dry, sunny ones – the people have declared it: Spring is here. And lavender is on the menus. Yes, all of the…

Arugula Salad Lavender Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula and Les Frères Salad with a Lavender Honey and Lemon Vinaigrette

  Arugula and Les Frères Salad with a Lavender Honey and Lemon Vinaigrette   Print Say hello to spring with a scrumptious salad. Spicy greens and rich cheese compliment the sweet and tangy vinaigrette, with lavender to tie it all together. Author: Executive Chef Scott Johnson Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 1 pound arugula leaves, stems…

New Farm Hours for the rest of the season!

Wednesday thru Saturday 9:00 to 4:00 pm. June – September.  Will be open Sundays during cherry harvest, Lavender Festival, Peach Festival and Wine Festival. Whenever possible we can a make appointments during non-scheduled hours.

Peaches, Peaches, Peaches… we have peaches!

Peachfest weekend is here.  Come to the farm and get your peaches.  We are offering tote bags – ripe and ready to eat.  Single layer boxes and double layer boxes. Glo Havens and Coral Stars – great mid season varieties are currently available.