Forty-four ladies from The Preserve enjoyed a lovely fall day at Life Under the Oaks Lavender Farm in Oracle on Oct. 14.
The generous buffet of finger sandwiches, beet and goat cheese salad with honey/lavender dressing, blueberry/lavender cheesecake bites, and a lavender blueberry mini scone, accompanied by lavender Earl Grey tea, was catered by the Oracle Patio Café and served in a shady oak grove highlighted by the ancient 5-Sisters oak tree.
A tour led by “Farmer John” along winding walkways lined with wildflowers and country artifacts led to the lavender fields where he explained the process and challenges of planting and maintaining lavender. The tour also provided a peek into the drying shed, styled like an English cottage.
Many of the ladies took advantage of the pop-up boutique adjacent to the fields where they sampled and purchased products produced from lavender harvested at Life Under the Oaks Farm.
Most of us left hoping they will soon open the farm to the public more often so we can revisit on our own.
This event was part of The Preserve’s bi-monthly luncheon series. Our next luncheon will be Dec. 9 at El Charro in Oro Valley. Watch for an announcement from The Preserve website when registration opens.
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