Lunch Plus One is a simple outing to enjoy with friends, visiting relatives, or guests. This summer, take a short drive to Simpsonville to the Little Mount Lavender Company gift shop and cafe, and experience the refreshing and restorative sights, smells, and tastes of lavender.
Little Mount Lavender Company
6905 Shelbyville Rd, Simpsonville, KY 40067
This is the perfect Lunch Plus One outing to enjoy on a hot, humid summer’s day. After all, what could be more cooling than the scent of lavender? Even the color has a refreshing feel to it. At Little Mount Lavender Company in Simpsonville, one can experience lavender in just about anything: candles, bath bombs, honey, syrups, soaps, lotions, teas, oils, potpouries, sachets, and — well, of course — fresh lavender itself. Something for you or maybe choose a gift basket, gift card, or gift box of fresh baked cookies for a friend or family member.
Owners Jason and Jason Woodlief grow the lavender used in their products on their farm near Taylorsville. They have taken over what was formerly the Old Stone Inn and turned it into a sweet smelling oasis. Here you can savor lunch and a luscious dessert (be sure to order a glass of Lavender Lemonade…divine) and then spend some time amongst all the lavender loveliness.
The owners started the lavender farm in 2016 and grow over 10,000 lavender plants used to make their products. They also produce their own eggs and honey at the farm for use in their bakery items: cakes, cookies, and cream puffs.
In addition to lavender products, they feature handcrafted items from local artists including woodwork, leather goods, painted porcelain, acrylics, and the healing spirit of a selection of polished stones and crystals.
So, if you are looking to relax and refresh this summer, a little lavender goes a long way.
By Lucy M. Pritchett | Photos by Melissa Donald