This week the lavender plants that we acquired from Edible Landscaping began to produce their floral wonderfulness. As a result, we were able to harvest plenty of lavender blossoms to sell at the Person County Farmer’s Market and to use for ourselves. We’ve been experimenting with new and interesting ways to use our crops as we begin to market our products. This week we decided to make lavender iced tea. We found the tea to be refreshing, fragrant, and exotic. Here’s how we made it in case you would like to try it yourself:
-Start with 15-25 lavender blossoms. Pick just the blossoms themselves and set aside. Bring a small pot of water to a boil and then turn off. Throw in lavender blossoms and let steep for 20 minutes.
-Strain all the lavender blossoms out, then add about 2 tablespoons of honey and stir to dissolve (add more if you need your tea very sweet).
-Fill a pitcher half-full with water and pour hot lavender water into pitcher and put into refrigerator.
So come to the Person County Farmer’s Market and grab some lavender from us. And if you ask, we may also give you our lavender ice cream recipe – the best homemade ice cream you will ever have.