White Oak Lavender Farm is just one of over 150 local vendors the co-op represents. Here is their story.
By Guest Blogger- Kaitlin Fee
The White Oak Lavender Farm is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and provides a variety of goods and services to the local community. While visiting the lavender farm, you are surrounded by a plethora of events and activities. The farm embodies a relaxed atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. The farm offers lavender classes such as wreath making, aroma 101, wreath and wine, and wands and wine. These classes are listed on an updated schedule featured on the website. The classes cover topics such as incorporating lavender into everyday life and providing instruction for creating crafts using lavender.
The farm was established in 2005 by the Haushalter family. Julie Haushalter enjoyed experimenting and working with lavender as a hobby, and eventually grew it into a family practice and business. The Harrisonburg community adapted very well to the opening of the farm. The community loves to discover new products on the farm as well as participate in the practices offered.
“I know and work with many people that have anxiety and I wanted to find a natural way to help them cope with it, Haushalter said. “Lavender serves as a stress reliever and is a very natural way of healing.” The farm holds over 100 products, but the most popular are the 100% essential lavender oils, lavender linen sprays and lotions and soaps. Haushalter’s favorite part of the job is meeting new people in the community.
The White Oak Lavender Farm welcomes all to come out and enjoy the essence of lavender and the atmosphere of the farm. On the farm they also have a variety of people-friendly animals that visitors can interact with. Haushalter hopes that through interaction with customers, she can emphasize her business serves to help.