Add a touch of lavender to your home. You can pick it yourself at M&J Lavender Farm south of Marble Falls. Photo: Stock
If you’re driving along U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls, slow down and smell the lavender. At M&J Lavender Farm, you can pick your own lavender and buy great soaps, sachets, wreaths or lotions, all handmade by owners Mitchell and Jane Stephens. You also can purchase peaches at the roadside stand and make an appointment for a tour of the farm.
“Between May and October, you can come out anytime by appointment,” Jane Stephens says. “We encourage you to come and pick your own lavender and see the farm.”
The peach stand and lavender farm are located at 12992 U.S. 281, nine miles south of Marble Falls on the east side of the highway. They are open to the public for special festivities the first weekend in October, which is during the second blooming of the Provence lavender. The first blooming comes in late spring and early summer after the Spanish lavender blooms in April.
“The Provence lavender is the most aromatic,” Stephens says. “It also lasts longer. That’s what we use in our sachets because it will last for years.”