Fall is my favorite season. While I do miss all my flowers and lavender, I enjoy the cool, crisp temperatures and beautiful fall leaves. It is not offically fall yet, but I am getting ready. I will be pruning back the lavender soon. I am already planning for next growing season.
Fall doesn't mean the end to our business though. We are working year round. I do floral designs for weddings and home decor year round and have started making some fall and holiday designs! We still have all our lavender products as well, which make lovely gifts. We are working on getting into a local retail store right here in Monroe and I am very excited about that. Details will be coming soon.
Black Walnut Crop Starting in October!
Our newest endeavor this fall is our black walnut crop! We have many, many black walnut trees on our property. Black walnuts are very difficult to get into but they offer many health benefits. They are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and high in omega-3 fatty acids. You can learn more about the health benefits of black walnuts here
I mentioned in past blogs we will be supplying a Black Walnut supplier, and we are now ready to announce the name. We will be taking our walnuts to a hulling and buying location in Ohio and the name of the company we will be supplying with our nuts is Hammonds Black Walnuts. You can check out the list of black walnut products they makes. Black walnuts flavor is more earthy than regular walnuts. Some people do not care for them as they are not as mild as traditional walnuts, but many people consider them a delicacy and there is a large market for them especially with the health benefits they provide. The locator for hulling and buying locations is found here . We will start to collect the walnuts when they fall to the ground. Black walnuts are not picked from the tree, but rather you just wait for them to fall. Scoop them up in bags, baskets or bins and drop off to the hulling location. Pretty simple! So far we don't have any on the ground yet. The hulling location we use will start taking them in October. I will update with some pics of our first harvest.
Here are some fall pics I have taken from both downstate and in the Upper Peninsula to get you in the mood for the change of seasons.