Herbs that compound their fragrance with age…

by | Feb 23, 2013 | Ben and Lisa | 0 comments

Sweet Everlasting Sachet

Sweet Everlasting Sachet

Dozens of the “hard” floral herbs are more fragrant with aging. Fragrance evolves and matures in the first six months after drying before generally declining in the herb's second year as herbal dried matter. We know this to be true of most Lavenders and Lavender essential oils. It is also true of Sweet Everlasting, our featured scent herb this week.

From the herb room, we can smell the scent all the way through the old house. We are making sachets and enhancing them aesthetically for you, though the sweet balsam scent, alone, would carry the sachets. Yep, we just have to have a little fun with design!

In our fresh markets and in our classes, lots of questions are asked about the “shelflife” of culinary and medicinal herbs. While there are variable “durabilities” among herbs, some harvest and storage practices are worth knowing! Next week, we'll offer you valuable and simple herb-keeping ideas………have a great week!


Sitting on the porch that is the definition of home-grown comfort, Amy brought out a dish of pecans to snack on with our lavender iced tea. The pecans were sweet with a hint of salt and ... smoked! (Patrick throws a lot of stuff on the grill and in the smoker and the results are always spectacular.) The pecans were like heaven.

Between the lavender everywhere, the porch, the view, the company, and the pecans, we might just as well have been in heaven.

Jan Perry

You'll want to go back again and again!

Among the gardens and 100-year-old farm house is a picturesque red barn where Amy and Patrick not only sell their merchandise but also entertain and/or put on workshops. I have had the pleasure of attending several of these events ranging from cookie making, to lavender harvesting and arranging, to yoga classes.

I am always looking for what they have available because once you experience the sheer beauty and peaceful feel of White Hills Farm you too will want to go back again and again.

Audrey Doyle

For me, it's a place tied to fond memories

White Hills Farm is the perfect backdrop for any occasion -- it has this way of enveloping and elevating meaningful celebrations. For me, it's a place tied to fond memories and an eagerness to return. Year round, its something to behold, a slice of heaven run by the best of people.

Allison Vrtachnik