Happy hour is old news. These days, it’s easier than ever to gather with fellow 417-landers in creative settings—whether you’re seeking beer flights or barnyard yoga classes. As for me, I’m always interested in a new girls’ night locale. Thus, when Lavender Falls Farm, an organic lavender farm in nearby Clever, opened a small cafe, my pals and I had to check it out. I piled into the car with 417 editorial team members Claire Porter and Adrienne Donica, Creative Director Heather Kane and photographer Chuck Travers and headed to the rolling hills of Clever to get our hands on some lavender-infused goodness.
We pulled into the farm on a warm, but not oppressive, summer evening. Stepping out of the car, the first thing I noticed was the fresh, familiar scent of lavender from the farm’s crop of more than 4,000 organic plants. To the right of the lavender field is a cozy outdoor cafe lit with strings of Edison bulbs. We pulled a few wooden chairs up to a small round table on the pavilion, ready to sample the farm’s creative menu.