How does spending the day at a lavender farm sipping lavender champagne sound? It sounds like the cutest of #summergoals to us and Lavender Falls Farm is making it happen.
The farm, just outside of Nixa, sits on 7.5 acres right where the James River and Finley River meet in a beautiful valley. Owners Thor Bersted, Catherine Bersted and John Janick first planted lavender on the land in spring 2014. Now, they’re inviting the public to come out and experience it every day in June except Father’s Day.
“It’s the first year we’ll be open to the public,” Thor Bersted says. “We’re excited to have people come and see our slice of heaven and what we have carved into it. It’s not too frequently that somebody owns a naturally running, 300-foot waterfall.”
The lavender trio took two dilapidated barns and had them refurbished to create a cafe, bar and store near the waterfall. Farm visitors can sip lavender champagne and lemonade, wine, beer, coffee and tea while snacking on hummus and pita or meat and cheese trays.
Based on where the lavender is right now, Bersted says it will probably go into full bloom around June 7, making the second and third weeks in June prime visiting time. Once the fields fill with blooms, lavender crafting can also begin.
“We have a problem being everywhere all year,” Bersted says. There’s been such demand for people wanting to come out, so we thought if people could come to us for a month, it would be great.”
On June 10 and 17, Regulate the Vibe provides live music for a special edition of Twilight at the Falls. The farm will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eventually, Bersted says they hope to become a wedding venue.