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UNIQUE IN SUBURBIA | Nettle Creek Lavender Farm


“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.” –Buddha

MORRIS–They shed light in darkness. They weather storms. They are vibrant in color and add beauty to their surroundings. They have the unique ability to evoke passion, love, hope, joy, forgiveness and comfort. What are ‘they’? Flowers. In a way, they are our constant through the highs-and-lows … a universal language, grounding us in nature.

U-pick farms are beloved destinations that expose us to the sounds, sights and serenity that nature has to offer. And as we’ve learned, slowing down, practicing gratitude and observing our surroundings allows us to reset. Whether its flowers, fruits or vegetables, u-pick farms are the perfect retreat.

Nettle Creek Lavender Farm, located in Morris, is a small family-owned-and-operated farm. Once a soybean and corn farm, Nettle Creek now harvests lavender, flowers, herbs, fruits and honey. The 4-acre property includes: lavender fields (1,200 plants - 17 varieties!), cut flowers (annuals and perennials), mini orchard (sour cherries and red raspberries), open-air farmstand, vintage greenhouse, children’s garden, twig pergola and apiary. They offer: u-pick flowers (July-to-frost), u-pick lavender (June-to-July), yoga (June-to-September), private/group workshops (February-December), farm tours (June-September), fresh flower bouquets (April-to-frost) and honey.

They handcraft a variety of products too; all with its own farm-grown lavender and herbs. Be sure to try the lip balm, hand soap and linen spray!

Fun is certainly in bloom at Nettle Creek. It’s time to channel your inner farmer, get nostalgic and go back to our roots. Happy picking!

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