Lavender Festival
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Lavender Festival

Star Bright Farm opens the barn doors, garden gates and blooming lavender rows to share our farm market and picturesque fields with friends, family and neighbors. Come join us to shop, eat, drink, enjoy live music, wagon rides, straw maze, wander the fields or just chill out on your blanket overlooking the purple fields!

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Infusions No. 3: Botanical Body Scrub
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Infusions No. 3: Botanical Body Scrub

Join us for our INFUSION No. 3: Botanical Body Scrubs, the third in our series of hands-on workshops with Priya Narasimhan, creator of Priya Means Love, friend and collaborator at Star Bright.

Learn how to create botanical-infused body scrubs and polishes, and make two customized body scrubs using organic oils infused with Star Bright Farm herbs. We’ll talk about how to infuse the scents and healing powers of herbs into oils, and you’ll learn how to choose ingredients to create moisturizing yet non-greasy sugar scrubs that match your own personal preference for skin-feel and texture.  You’ll smell and feel your way through an array of essential oils, plus additional exfoliating ingredients like salt and coffee, choosing among them to create two scrubs customized to your senses.

You’ll leave with two 2 oz jars of scrub – plus the knowledge to create your own scrubs at home!

While we listen, learn and interact, there will be some lovely herb infused baked goods provided by Lisa Doyle, and hydrosol infused water to keep hydrated

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A Coffee Workshop
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

A Coffee Workshop

Workshop with Gracefully Coffee Roasters

February 10

1:00 PM – 4:00

In collaboration with Gracefully Coffee Roasters we are hosting a coffee workshop in the lower level of our cozy barn; the perfect setup for a winter afternoon outing for couples or friends. On February 10, the weekend before Valentines Day, we are collaborating with Gracefully Coffee Roasters for a hands on workshop to explore the nuanced flavor, diversity and terroir of our favorite international treat.

Gracefully is a small-batch specialty coffee roasting company in Windsor Mill, MD. The Coffee Roaster, Derek, will lead you through a cupping (tasting) of several single origin varieties. You will learn how to cup coffee, evaluate coffee, and find out what appeals to your palette. There will also be a roasting demonstration on an Ikawa sample roaster. 

We will have hands-on demonstration and discuss proper techniques for brewing to allow you to make YOUR perfect cup of coffee at home. Try a variety of ways to brew and take the opportunity to ask specific questions to the roasters and baristas. There will also be herb infused baked goods provided by our our friend Lisa Doyle to cleanse your coffee palette and take the edge off. So come hungry and with an open mind to explore and appreciate new ways to appreciate already familiar flavors.

After class, take advantage of the opportunity to shop with your loved one though our collection of farm grown, and collaboratively made, home and personal care products.

Congratulations to Jessica Mills for winning a free ticket through our Christmas Market Drawing!
 

Coffee has a huge global impact. It is the second most traded global commodity behind oil and 75% of higher quality arabica beans grown on farms 2.5 acres or less. Its production effects small farmers, rural communities and diverse ecologies around the world . Our daily purchase of coffee has a trickle down that effects this long chain of contributors.


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Holiday Market
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Market

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Embrace shopping authentically this holiday season. Star Bright Farm's  Barn Market will be open in the early days of December to provide escape from the holiday hustle. Our store is an elemental experience of country life, and an opportunity to get more out of shopping than just buying gifts. Our range of natural products for home and body come either from the fields here or from the community of friends around us. Discover new ways to bring this taste of White Hall into your community.

It has been a very busy year at the farm, as we have added many new products to this Holiday season. All of last years favorites are back and fully stocked. After a full year of distilling, tincturing and collaborating, we are excited to introduce some new farm made kitchen and body products, along with some very cool, sustainably sourced linens! We will have local coffee and snacks keep spirits warm throughout the day.

Photo Credit: L. Hewitt

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Holiday Market
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Market

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Embrace shopping authentically this holiday season. Star Bright Farm's  Barn Market will be open in the early days of December to provide escape from the holiday hustle. Our store is an elemental experience of country life, and an opportunity to get more out of shopping than just buying gifts. Our range of natural products for home and body come either from the fields here or from the community of friends around us. Discover new ways to bring this taste of White Hall into your community.

It has been a very busy year at the farm, as we have added many new products to this Holiday season. All of last years favorites are back and fully stocked. After a full year of distilling, tincturing and collaborating, we are excited to introduce some new farm made kitchen and body products, along with some very cool, sustainably sourced linens! We will have local coffee and snacks to keep spirits warm throughout the day.

Photo Credit: L. Hewitt


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Dec. 1 Holiday Workshop: Cooking with Lavender
Dec
1
10:30 AM10:30

Dec. 1 Holiday Workshop: Cooking with Lavender

During the Star Bright Farm Holiday Market on Dec 1st, we will be hosting breakout sessions on cooking with Lavender. Classes will be taught by award-winning cookbook author Nancy Baggett, who most recently wrote "The Art of Cooking with Lavender". There will be 3, one hour long classes throughout the day, where guests will explore some of Nancy's recipes and cooking techniques on how to best unlock the flavor of this lovely herb in your kitchen. Signed copies of this lovely book will be available for sale after class.

We are excited to partner with Nancy this season, and always welcome another lover of lavender! Read more about Nancy in her full bio below:

Nancy Baggett is an award-winning cookbook author, culinary lavender expert, and popular speaker who teaches classes and demonstrates cooking with lavender at festivals, lavender farms and markets, and garden clubs around the country. She gave the Keynote address and also presented a “lavender tasting ” workshop at the U. S. Lavender Growers 2017 convention. She also conducted a day-long intensive culinary lavender seminar at the Sierra-Nevada Lavender and Honey Festival in 2018. She has written on cooking with lavender for national publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, and The Washington Post.

Nancy’s latest cookbook is The Art of Cooking with Lavender, a beautiful, full-color 80-recipe work that won an Independent Publisher “Books for Better Living” award.  The book has gotten rave reviews from many lavender growers and is a popular item in their gift shops. Nancy has written sixteen other cookbooks, including her best-selling The All-American Cookie Book, an International  Association of Culinary Professionals and James Beard Best Cookbook nominee,  and The International Chocolate Cookbook, a Best Baking Book winner.  

Nancy has also guested on numerous regional and national TV and radio shows, including Good Morning America, Today and NPR’s All Things Considered.  She tends a small lavender patch that features 12 kinds of culinary lavender and shows off her lavender cookbook, photography, and recipes at nancyslavenderplace.com  She blogs at http://www.kitchenlane.com She is also active on social media; follow her at:

Instagram @ www.instagram.com/nancy_baggett/

Nancy Baggett Bakes @ https://www.facebook.com/Nancy-Baggett-Bakes-156947697678428/

NancysLavenderPlace @ https://www.facebook.com/NancysLavenderPlace  

Workshop tickets can also be purchased at the door for $18.00.

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Holiday Market
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Market

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Dec 1 2018

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Embrace shopping authentically this holiday season at Star Bright Farm's  Barn Market where our mission is to create the opportunity where you get more out of shopping than just buying gifts. Escape the typical holiday hustle and bustle while you meet, mingle, learn, sip and shop artisanal products in the relaxing, warm ambiance of a stone barn in the country. Who knows it might even snow!

After a full year of distilling, tincturing and collaborating with local artists, we are excited to introduce many new products to this season’s holiday lineup!( of course, all of last years favorites are back fully stocked!)

Enjoy new farm-made kitchen and body products along with some very cool sustainably sourced linens, and know that our range of products for home and body come either from our fields here or from collaborations of friends around us.

During the December 1&2 Market local coffee and snacks by Gracefully Coffee Roasters and Lisa Doyle will be on hand to keep the spirits warm throughout your intimate shopping experience.

During this Market, on December 1, we will also host breakout sessions on cooking with Lavender. Workshop sessions will be run by award winning, 17 time cookbook author Nancy Baggett, who most recently wrote the book “the Art of Cooking with Lavender”. There will be 3, ( 10:30am, 12:15pm, and 2:00pm )one hour long classes in which Nancy will discuss and demonstrate how lavender can enhance the flavors in cooking. Tickets are $15.00 per class, and can be purchased in advance, or at the door

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Fall Farm Day Collaborative
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Fall Farm Day Collaborative

Sunday, November 11, there will be a celebration of community at Star Bright Farm. The farm will play host to Diamondback Brewing and The Food Market/La Food Marketa for an afternoon of good food, beer, music and company. Enjoy the collective work of local  farmers, chefs and brewers who set life to harvest season and keep the art of a meal alive. Bring you family or friends out to enjoy a Sunday in the country.

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Fall Preserving Workshop with Domenica Marchetti
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Preserving Workshop with Domenica Marchetti

Summer may be over, but that doest not mean the end of local produce. As the season winds down, and we glean final harvests from the field, home kitchens take on the task of preserving seasonal flavor for the winter month's ahead. Spend the day at Star Bright Farm with Domenica Marchetti, author of “Preserving Italy: Canning, Curing, Infusing, and Bottling Italian Flavors and Traditions.”

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Farm Yoga - Oct 7
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Farm Yoga - Oct 7

Join us in the barn for a yoga class October 7th from 10-11am

We have emerged from monsoon season, and Fall is now beautiful. This Sunday, we will be meeting in the barn  to enjoy some peace at our mat and in the space surrounds us. Heather will here with her characteristic sunflower smile to guide us though a challenging but lighthearted power flow sequence. 

After class, rehydrate with some herb infused water and explore around to farm to notice the places where our human hand blends with nature. We will have items from our shop available for sale for those who wish to take some of the farm experience into their home.

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Summer Flow, Yoga: Sunday, Aug 12
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Flow, Yoga: Sunday, Aug 12

We are opening the barn, this Sunday at 10:00 AM for a morning flow yoga class with Heather!

Sign up through the Yoga page to enjoy the peace and elemental distraction of yoga on the farm. We hope to see you here!

Given the nature of a rural environment, we will still gather to practice, whatever the weather brings our way.

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Garden Festival at Ladew Topiary Gardens
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Festival at Ladew Topiary Gardens

Come find us at Space #19 this Saturday, May 5th at Ladew Gardens for their annual Garden Festival, one of the most anticipated specialty plant and garden events in the region! Shop from more than 45 vendors offering hard-to-find perennials and annuals, unusual exotics and container specialties, decorative garden furniture, urns, statuary, and other architectural treasures.

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