A Little History
Hello! My name is Kristie Laverdiere, owner of Lavender Hills Farm LLC. I just wanted to share a little about myself and our mission here on our farm.
I actually grew up on a beef farm in Granby, CT which is pictured here with my husband Wesley and our pup Willow. Growing up, I had a huge passion for agriculture and still do today. Formally I was a FFA organization member and an active member of my local 4-H club. Leading into my adulthood, I knew being in the agricultural industry was the only path for me. So I went to SUNY Cobleskill to coninute my education earning my Associates degree in Agricultural Business and a Bachelors in Animal Science. Once I joined the work force I had the great opportunity to have several careers in many aspects of our local farming community. Over the past 10 years my desire to be a business owner only intensified.
Which leads us to where we are today! With great pride and excitement I have officially taken over Lost Ruby Farm's cheese business from Antonio Guindon and Adair Mali, who are the former owners of the cheese business! Over the past year I have been working under their amazing guidance to ensure my cheese products will continue to be nothing but the best that it possible can be.
Currently I am milking 8 wonderful goat gals. Although we are not certified organic, we use nothing but all natural feeds and hay grown ourselves.
Forever and always will the health of my animals be my top priority. Performing appropriate animal husbandry tasks and fulfilling all livestock needs for top quality health. Which in return will provide us with a high quality milk for our customers.
Farm Markets you can find us at May-November
Westport CT- Thursdays 10am-2pm
Great Barrington MA- Saturdays 9am-1pm
Norfolk, CT- Saturdays intermittently when stock levels allow. Check Facebook and Instagram for updates! Find us on Facebook Lavender Hills Farm LLC and Instagram @ lavender_hills_farm
Cheese we offer
Chèvre in 6 flavors- Plain, Garlic, Herb De Provence, Smoky(smoked paprika & garlic), Smokin' Hot(same as the smoky but we also add in a Soukup Farms Maple Hot Sauce), Honey Lavender, and Dessert(a dark chocolate chèvre).
Gouda- a semi-firm sliceable mild goat cheese.
Stay tuned for more varieties to come!
Visit us @ the farm!
Come stop by and meet the girls and get some cheese! We are around mostly in the afternoons when were not at a market!
26 Highland Ln Canaan CT
Find us on Facebook Lavender Hills Farm LLC and Instagram @ lavender_hills_farm