What is Hemp Seed Oil? This oil is obtained by cold pressing the seeds found in the fruit of the Cannabis sativa plant. The annual Hemp plant with its erect stems can grow up to 10 feet and is very slightly branched with greyish-green hairs. The numerous smooth leaves (5 to 7 leaflets) are housed on thin long petioles with margins that are sharply serrated. These leaves are dark green on the upper surface, but lighter and downy on the under surface. The Hemp plant is complemented with small flowers with pale yellowish segments. The small, smooth, light brownish-grey in color Hemp fruit is completely filled with seeds, which are processed to provide all the Hemp Seed Oil benefits that everyone is crazy for!
Believed to be native the Persia, Northern India, Southern Siberia, and China Hemp Seed Oil uses are widely revered. Nepali, Persian, Indian, and Arabian natives have all used Hemp to their benefits for many years before its commercialization in the West. Today, Hemp Oil is largely cultivated in Central and Southern Russia, England, and Italy. The benefits of Hemp Seed Oil are very valuable to personal care product manufacturers!
From a very basic level, it is important to be aware of whether your oils are refined or unrefined. Unrefined means it was minimally processed, while refined would indicate further refinement or processing of the oil. Unrefined oils are either cold-pressed or expeller-pressed, which means they are minimally processed using mechanical extraction (pressure) and low-temperature controlled conditions to extract the oil from the seed.
Cut your own Lavender
During our 2023 lavender season (June 1st thru July 7th), you can reserve time to come to the farm and cut your own lavender. The charge is $10.00 per adult (16+), $5.00 per youth (5 - 15), children under 5 are free. The fee covers 1 hour on the farm and 1 bundle of lavender.
Each bundle should be about 80-100 lavender stems. We give you a section of pipe cleaner and you can cut as much as you want that the pipe cleaner can contain.
You may cut more than 1 bundle and each additional bundle is $10.00 each.
Times may be extended dependent upon the volume of total reservation in the next hour. We want to limit the farm to about 15 to 20 families in the field at a time. This is primarily due to our parking capacity and our desire to maintain an open feel to the farm.
Online appointments for cut your own bundles can be made June 1st - July 7th for the entire field. After July 7th no appointment is needed for cut your own lavender, but only French lavender will be available for a limited time as the English varieties are already harvested. After August 7th the lavender will all be harvested and the season over.