After five plus years of singledom, Deb got serious with this guy. Deb and Bix met years ago during an M.F.A. Creative Writing program in Maine. They reconnected in the spring of 2015 at a writing conference. True love ensued.
Deb's other great love, son, Lincoln is graduating from high school this spring. Freed from full-time Mom duties, she has been convinced, by Bix, to move to St. Paul, Minnesota after lavender season this year for part of the year.* Yes, yes....the snow bird is flying the wrong direction! Bix is a writer, filmmaker and recently started a small press. Deb is looking forward to having more time for her writing. In fact, she is in the process of writing a memoir about the journey beginning in 2002, starting and growing the successful lavender farm business with her mother, Edie. And then meandering through the ups and downs along the way....right up to Bix. She will keep you posted on a publishing date.
*Don't fret....lavender season will live on. Deb will host the lavender season every year. What will change is that as of early May, there will no longer be sales of our products through the website. So if you aren't going to make the season you might want to stock up now. Also, our presence at Messick's Farm Market will be enhanced and you will be able to find most of your favorite products there anytime they are open. AND, Deb will be returning quarterly (say late September, mid-December and March) and will be opening up the shop for a week at a time so those of you who enjoy checking out the shop can drop over. She will give you plenty of head's up through newsletters, the facebook page and the web-site.
After five plus years of singledom, Deb got serious with this guy. Deb and Bix met years ago during an M.F.A. Creative Writing program in Maine. They reconnected in the spring of 2015 at a writing conference. True love ensued.
By Katherine Oakes for Modernize.com
Holistic remedies, like the use of essential oils, have become more widely-accepted in recent years. Lavender is perhaps the most recognized and commonly-used essential oil by far, and according to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy it reduces stress and anxiety and assists with the regeneration of skin cells either with wounds, burns, bites, or irritation and itchiness. In other words, aromatherapy is nothing to sniff at.
Fortunately, lavender aromatherapy can be enjoyed easily in the comfort of your home to create an even more soothing and relaxing atmosphere. It’s eco-friendly and turns your home into your own private sanctuary? At Modernize, we couldn’t think of a better reason to stay in.
Here are 4 ways to enjoy all the benefits of lavender oils
A sweet and simple way to enjoy the benefits of lavender’s heavenly scent in your home is with the use of sachets. Small muslin pouches filled with dried lavender, like the one from Seven Oaks Lavender Farm, work great and look great when placed in different nooks and crannies around the house. Place a few in the bathroom along with your toiletries in a cute basket to spruce the space up and keep things organized. Keep one or two in a sock or lingerie drawer to give your garments a fresh and lovely scent.
Lavender Linen Spray
While sachets most certainly get the job done, a lavender linen spray is a more concentrated form of the essential oil that you can spritz directly onto whatever fabric or material that you like. Since this linen spray is a natural alternative to other home fresheners that are likely to be filled with harmful chemicals and airborne carcinogens, you can apply it generously throughout your home without having to worry about what you’re releasing into the atmosphere. Spray it on your pillows and sheets before bed for a peaceful nighttime ritual, or use it on your couches and chairs when they start to get that “lived-in” sort of smell.
Lavender Infused Bath Salts
It’s hard to imagine anything more soothing than soaking in a hot tub with lavender scented bath salts, like these from Seven Oaks Lavender Farm. Bath salts aren’t just comforting because you are completely immersed in steaming hot water with nothing to do but relax and close your eyes after a long, hard day of work—okay, well maybe that is a big part of it, but bath salts reduce inflammation and irritation in your body in the same way that lavender does for your skin. These two ingredients together enhance the other’s medicinal properties, making it a truly healing experience.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Diffusers are a great and effective way to enjoy the benefits of an aromatic essential oil like lavender. Inhaling these scents by way of a diffuser is healthful for your respiratory system and your state of mind. As our bodies absorb the diffused molecules of the oil from the air, it can have a direct effect psychologically by reducing stress and anxiety. All it takes is a simple sniff.
Find all of these items at here on the website at the Online Shop!
June is a busy time here at the farm.
Early spring quickly arrives after a chilly winter break, and it is a time for prepping, planning, and working hard to get the farm season-ready. Around June 1st, the buds on the English lavender begin to form. Mid-June creeps up on us and suddenly we have an explosion of color. Light and dark purples compliment the silvery green leaves of the lavender plants all throughout the four acres of field. Guests visit each day of the season – piling out of cars and dotting the field with sundresses and wicker baskets.
And if you were one of the few guests who arrived a little early or stayed a little late, you may have witnessed the golden hour.
That’s my hour.
From 7-9 a.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. I (Seana McCroddan Photography) was out each day during our season holding portrait sessions. The “golden hour” is the photographer's dream. It is the time during the early morning and late evening when the sun is low in the sky. This creates soft, “golden” lighting perfect for photography. I had families, soon-to-be moms, newly engaged couples, and individuals interested in solo portraits drive from all over the DMV to get their photos taken at the farm.
With ages spanning from infants to grandparents and the weather doing its typical summer storm thing, each session was completely different from the next. Various cloud coverage and weather fronts made the lighting vary from day to day, and for a natural light photographer, that is one the best parts of the job – it forces you to be on your toes and work with what you've got. Seven Oaks Lavender Farm is the perfect place for portrait sessions. I may be biased, but it has been my favorite shoot location since starting my portrait business. It is just big enough where if you know the farm well, you can find a different backdrop and different ways of posing clients to make every single session unique and specific to each family.
And it's not just about the lavender (although that is our favorite part), which is we call them Field & Farm sessions.
If you look out into the cow pastures behind the shop, the rolling hills and golden wheat grass provide a soft and beautiful backdrop. Deb & Edie, the owners of the farm, have yards filled with all kinds of vibrant seasonal flowers that bloom at various times throughout the season. The white wooden doors of the farm garage, the gazebo, and the tall grass lining the lavender field are just some of the many places besides the lavender that I used often throughout my sessions.
And for some of my luckier clients, the farm cat, Fuzz, made a couple appearances as well :)
We wanted to share a few of our favorite photos from all of the sessions this season. It was such a great success this year, we can't thank all of you enough for coming out and enjoying your time at Seven Oaks!
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you all next June!
The 2016 season dates and photo session info will be posted on the Field & Farm page in early spring – reservations for June 2016 begin then!
Any home seamstresses or pattern-lovers out there? We want to recommend a site we LOVE to use for all things fabric!
Spoonflower is a website designed for those selling their own handmade patterns (like us) and those looking to use them. It is designed in a way that allows you to search for your pattern needs in a super simple way. You can choose the product you are looking for (fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap) and then narrow your search based on color, tags, availability and/or location. There is a huge variety of patterns on the site, which makes for a refreshing selection for those looking to get inspiration for a project.
We have three of our hand-designed lavender fabrics on their website available for purchase. These patterns are used for many of our handmade products (pillow mates, mug mats, eye pillows and dryer sachets to name a few) and can be used by you for any crafty ideas you may come up with!
The patterns, Lavender Garden and Lavender Farm Road, were created for us by designer (and recent formal family member, Cata Ferreira) pictured below teaching watercolor classes at the farm.
The pattern, Lavender March, was created by moi from a little watercolor I painted of one stem. That was used to create a repeat of lavender stems on the march!
Be sure to take a look at http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/sevenoakslavenderfarm and share with us some of the crafts you've made by using Spoonflower!
We are so excited about our newest product for the men in our lives - 3 different varieties of aftershave! Each one has its own unique scent with very subtle hints of lavender. They are natural, paraben-free, and they even come in super affordable trial-sized bottles so you can try them without committing.
- Yo Ho Ho - Light w/ a Bay Rum hint
- Roman Soldier - Traditional and masculine
- Go West - Leathery and outdoorsy
But, lavender? In men's aftershave? Really?
For those of you wondering if you're going to be overcome by a strong floral smelliness every time you go to hug your father, brother, husband, significant other - don't worry. When lavender is mixed with other scents, it takes the undertone. It is added more to cut any harshness than to provide a sweet scent.
And, we've been doing our research. All throughout history, lavender has been used by women AND men for a variety of purposes:
- The Romans doused themselves in lavender during bathing rituals and the soldiers would bring it with them into battle to ease wounds with its medicinal qualities. They used it for cooking, cleaning and stress relief - they liked it so much they would travel with the herb and are credited for spreading it throughout Europe!
- Greeks and Egyptians used it as perfume. In Egypt, wealthy men would put a solid block of perfume on their head, and as it melted, the scent would drip and cover their bodies.
- Royalty of England and France had lavender for all types of uses. Queen Elisabeth used it to treat her headaches and to add to her tea, while King Charles VI of France had it stuffed into his seat cushions.
But, enough of the history lesson. We hope you are as excited about these aftershaves as we are. And if you'd like to smell them yourself, please feel free to stop by the shop on weekends from 10-3 p.m.!
We have a new product line on the shelves - our homegrown bottled herbs!
During the peak season, we not only offer lavender, but around 10 different varieties of "pick your own herbs" as well.
Some of these include spearmint, Cuban mojito mint, rosemary, sage, basil, Thai basil, thyme, oregano, stevia, Mexican tarragon and nasturtium. They are grown with organic practices and are located in beds adjacent to our lavender fields. It makes for the perfect opportunity to grab a handful of freshness before you leave for that night's dinner.
I'm sure, like us, many of you begin to miss the taste of these fresh flavors come winter. So, to keep a little summer with us all year-round, we pick what is left of our herbs (from heartier plants like basil, rosemary, sage, stevia and thyme) in late summer/ early fall to dry out and bottle up.
How you ask?
There are more than one way to dry herbs, but you always want to make sure they are free of dirt. Then, we decided use a process of wrapping them in newspaper before storing in a dry, dark place until the leaves are brittle and void of any water. At this point, they can be hand-stripped and bottled. To best preserve the flavors, our herbs are bottled whole. We suggest crushing just before use to get the maximum flavor for the longest length of time.
But, why fresh herbs?
Fresh herbs, like the ones grown in our field, are about 5x more fragrant and flavorful than store-bought products. They don't go through the travel process, are grown locally, and if you use organic practices like us, you know they have not come in contact with any unwanted chemicals. They are also a healthy alternative to salt in order to add richness and flavor to your food.
Our first guest blog post!
As you may know, many of the products we sell are all-natural and handmade right here on the farm. But there are a few, like our candles, we have made off-farm by some of our favorite people.
Mr. Steve - radio DJ by day, candle maker by night - bugged us repeatedly until we finally agreed to start a partnership 7-8 years ago. It ended up being a great decision, the products he makes are full of aroma and character, and he was kind enough to write up a blog post shedding light on his waxy expertise. Enjoy!
Ya got your wax, wicks, scent oils, container. There you go. Right? Not so fast partner.
Before Seven Oaks Lavender Farm was able to sell all of its beautiful candles you see, there came hundreds of hours of testing and sniffing.
Imagine a cook in a kitchen. Their job is to make a cake. Ingredients include flour, sugar, eggs, butter, chocolate, and milk. The problem for the cook is there is more than one type of flour, sugar, butter, chocolate, milk, and yes even eggs! So many possible combinations with all the varieties involved.
This is the same when it comes to making candles. The trick is to match the correct candle ingredients together so it burns down to the bottom, with no leftover wax, and have a scent that will put a smile on your face.
Lavender essential oil is a great oil to work with. Combine it with natural soy wax and it fills the air with its signature relaxing scent. It's also very receptive to partners - lemongrass, spearmint, ylang ylang, plumeria to name a few. These and a couple others are blended with lavender essential oil and made into candles for Seven Oaks Lavender Farm that each have their own unique scent.
And they burn slowly and evenly right down to the bottom.
Another feature which may be the most important is that soy wax burns cleanly. After all it comes from soy beans. Compare this to where paraffin wax comes from. Crude oil. That's the dirty little secret the big candle companies don't like to talk about.
Seven Oaks candles are all made from soy wax and lavender essential oil.
Pure and simple.
Burn with confidence.
Readers - be sure to check out the sale going on now for Steve's Lavender Spearmint Candles! One of our favorites! To get 30% off Lavender Spearmint Candles use the coupon code: Mint Deal at the checkout point.
Come by the shop this weekend or purchase online - limited time only!
As many of you know, our recent LivingSocial deal for our tea & wreath making classes was a huge success!
So, we are offering a second LivingSocial deal now for discounted admission to visit our farm and beautiful plants during the season!
It's a perfect summer activity for families to take advantage of the warm weather by strolling through our fields, visiting the farm store, and playing with our animals! You also walk away from your visit with fresh and vibrant lavender bouquets!
We look forward to seeing you in June!
As many of you know, the past six months have been dedicated to expanding our lavender fields to be three times in size. And as cold and snowy as this week has been, we are so glad we went through the process of increasing and protecting for our baby plants!
Why expand? As attendance has dramatically increased over past 3-4 years, field expansion was necessary to keep up with demand. Over the years some customers had mentioned they were expecting a field with a more traditional row design. We like to make our customers happy, so we decided not only to expand, but to completely redo our lavender field.
The field expansion was long and exhausting process with so many different steps and decision points. For those of you wondering how the process worked, we wanted to give a little inside look into the steps it took to get the field where it is today!
But before we do that, we have to give a special shout-out to our employee, April Schmidt.
April supervised most of the field re-do with love and care. (April, who has worked with us off and on for three years will be pursuing an off the farm job after receiving her Master of Public Health with the Concentrations: Maternal and Child Health; Health Education and Communication.) April first removed ground cloth from the old field, helped build the new field rows, covered them with ground cloth, moved many large old plants as well as planting hundreds of new plants, watering them and finally assisting in covering all the rows with frost cloth to protect them over the winter. Thank you April, we really couldn’t have done it without you!
And here is a little look at our expansion journey!
1. Research. In order to expand the field, we first had to do our research. Over the past few years, our plants have been suffering from the fungal disease, Phytophthora. Once a plant is infected by this disease, it slowly dies over the course of 3-4 years and there is no cure. It is very sad for us to watch some of our biggest plants dying a slow death, so, one of our predominant concerns with the field expansion was creating an environment that would make our fields more resistant to this disease.
To do this, we developed a 3-prong strategy – new field, new plants, new protection. The new field would be different than before – we would mound up the dirt to plant each row and instead of ground cloth between rows, we would use sod. This would absorb moisture (lavender plants like to be dry, they don’t like their “feet wet”) and provide a barrier and weed management. We would also source brand new plants. These plants, a hybrid called Phenomenal, are resistant to the Phytophthora. (Head up! We will also be selling Phenomenal lavender plants this summer.) We also began using a bio-organic product to form a barrier around the roots of the plants to keep disease from attaching itself to the root system.
2. Labor. This was by far the most time-consuming part of the expansion. We started by taking up all the ground cloth in the old field while having the new field plowed. Post-plowing, we mounded dirt and installed the new ground cloth on top to form rows running down the length of the front field. When this was completed, holes were cut in the ground cloth for each plant (about 4 feet apart). Then we were ready to get the babies!
3. Purchasing Plants. In the middle of the labor process, a good farm friend, Charlie Resnik, hopped in his old van filled with impromptu shelving and took a day trip up to Pennsylvania to bring home the new Phenomenal plants.
4. Organizational Chart. We created a hand-drawn chart to map out each plant type and its location in the field. Even though we only bought a few new varieties, we have many others varieties of lavender plants from the old field. We created a small open lawn space in the center of the new field. This area will be home to a new gazebo....a great focal point and prop for photos! We placed our largest plants as a border to the lawn, so the back drop would be as purple as possible.
5. More Labor. We planted the freshly arrived baby Phenomenal plants and dug up and replanted the mature plants not infected with Phytophthora into the holes in the the new field. By this time, it was late fall and we needed to start preparing the plants for winter. To do this, hoops were placed in the ground (and by placed, we meant using every ounce of strength in our arms on the days the dirt was nearly frozen) and then frost cloth was cut, placed over the hoops, and the ends covered with dirt (again, harder than it sounds) for each of the 20 or so rows. Even though time consuming, this step is extremely important as it protects the plants from wind and snow and raises the temperature under the cloth by ten degrees. Lavender is really only tolerant of cold down to 10 below.
6. Future. As the winter rolls on and we start seeing signs of life in the early spring, we will plow up the old field and extend the new rows up to the top of the knoll. By the time this is finished, our 1 ½ acre field will have expanded to 3-4 acres, and that’s only in a year!
Come summer, there will be a large variety of sizes and types of lavender. This variance in size will continue into the next few years as the babies grow into mature, thriving adults. We added 8-10 perennial herbs last year which will be available this year for cutting, and we just added 10 new rows of other types of perennial flowers available for picking as well.
With all of these changes, we think it will create a layered and impressive vista – perfect for summer day-trips to the country to pick flowers, or herbs, picnic and enjoy the scenery. The new field will create a dramatic backdrop for selfies, photographs, or professional portraits!
As always, we'd like to thank you for your support of small agriculture in Virginia. We look forward to showing off the new field in Season 2015!
Do you know and love our room sprays?
If so, than you may already know that we have 10-12 different varieties, all with their own special mixes of lavender and other floral scents. Each one is made with all natural ingredients and provides a way to add a nice fragrance to your house without the use of chemicals.
If you’ve been thinking of making your own spray – maybe you have a particular scent that you want to experiment with, or you want to make one of your favorite store-bought brand sprays more eco-friendly – than here is how we make ours to be all-natural with just the right amount of fragrance!
To begin, the items you will need to have a few items handy:
- Spray Bottles and Caps
- Essential Oil
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Eye Dropper
- Gallon Jug
- Measuring Cups
- Pouring Cylinder
Then, there is a bit of prep work.
If you are making sprays for the first time, you will need to purchase your preferred scents and experiment with their ratios. For the most part we use essential oil to scent our sprays, but in some cases when essential oil is not available to achieve a specific scent, we use fragrance oil. If you are using small amounts, these can be found at your local health food store. Larger quantities (like we use) can be purchased online through companies like Essential Wholesale online.
Experimenting with ratios can be a bit time consuming. Using a paper towel, add different drop amounts of various oils onto separate corners of the towel creating different mixes, and see which smells are most appealing to you. If you want to use lavender as one of your scents, we have found that you normally need 5x as much lavender as most other scents because it known as an undertone and its fragrance is easily overpowered.
Next, make sure you have spray bottles purchased. We get ours through SKS Bottle & Packaging, and we typically buy a small (4 oz.) and large (8 oz.) size. For smaller purchases, you can also check your local craft store.
Collect your water, vegetable glycerin and oil. Using your gallon jug, measuring cups and cylinder, mix the water and glycerin. Typically, our water to glycerin ratio is 9/10 water to 1/10 glycerin. The glycerin is added to prevent the ingredients from separating over time. Feel free to add the liquid to any size spray bottle, but know the mixture ratio will change depending on size.
The amount of essential oil or fragrance oil added is up to you. Depending on how potent you want your spray will tell you how much oil to add – the stronger the fragrance, the more oil. Use an eye dropper to put in your preferred amounts into your spray bottles. Be sure this is washed out after completion, as some oils as so strong they can eat away the rubber on top of the eye dropper over time!
After all of this has been completed – shake and enjoy! Good luck with your mixtures and happy spraying! (And for those of you who don't have the time to make your own, you can check out our different varieties in the online shop!)
*Many essential oils are clear but a few and some fragrance oils are darker in color. You might want to pretest using them on a piece of fabric you don't love!
Are you ready to clean up you lifestyle? Make your home more wholesome? Find a way to naturally bring relaxation and better rest to the new year?
Seven Oaks Lavender Farm will be launching a new product line called "Clean Living" to give tips on doing just that!
We are in the process of adding a new category to the Online Store highlighting all of our most eco-friendly and all-natural products. We will also be writing blog posts about those products and other tips and techniques we have to live a cleaner life (look for our Clean Living logo on each blog post). So be sure to keep checking for updates!
*You can also take advantage of our 20% off deal (on orders $29.95 and over...AND there's free shipping!) now through the end of January with the coupon code: Clean Living
Do you own a start-up home business? Are you looking to expand by leaving the interior of your house and giving retail a try, without a huge commitment?
Well, we tried it and want to share!
Seven Oaks Lavender Farm just recently ran a successful pop-up in Warrenton, Virginia. What is a pop-up you ask? The official dictionary definition describes it as “a store or other business that opens quickly in a temporary location and is intended to operate for only a short period of time.” Basically – you prep, you sell, you leave, that's it.
For those of you thinking of giving it a try or are wondering how much preparation goes into a successful pop-up, we’ve put together a collection of tips and how-to’s. Be sure to keep these things in mind when diving into the pop-up process (and remember, the prep work is the most time-consuming!)
Before- The Prep Work
1. Work backwards. Think about your preferred outcome of the pop-up and what you need to decide on in order to meet your expectations. How long do you want this event to last (a month, a week, or one-day event)? What do you want to sell and when you want to sell it? Be strategic in date and time of year, while keeping other nearby events in mind. Take advantage of holidays and any other miscellaneous calendar days that could drive more sales (Ex. We took advantage of “Small Business Saturday”).
2. Find an appropriate space. Look for empty storefronts and large retail spaces nearby. Many places like this are up for rent, or at least have a portion of space available (possibility of sectioning off a corner). One key to making a profit from the event is getting the space for as inexpensively as possible....free is even better!
3. Approach Landlord. Once finding an appropriate spot, approach the owner or landlord of the space to discuss the pop-up. Ask if they are open to the idea, what they will charge in rent, what the regulations are for using the space, etc. Have a price point in mind before going into the conversation.
4. It’s a Deal! Depending on the landlord, a space can be rented by something as simple as a handshake, or by a lengthier process of signing a lease and paying a security deposit (for blemishes, broken items, etc). You and any other vendors may need to provide proof of insurance to owner to safely cover what you are selling inside their space.
5. Pre-plan the space. Think about placement. Buy decorations, get crafty. Don’t wait until the last minute to think about décor. Even something as simple as a few balloons and a sign outside or seasonal eye-catching items in the storefront can make a huge difference in creating a space that has a professional and thought-out appearance. You want the space to be attractive and inviting to your customers while showcasing your products in their best light.
6. Vendors. Decide if you want to fly solo or invite other businesses. Inviting other vendors is harder, but it usually attracts a wider audience. How to find others? Use the resources available to you - ask friends with their own businesses, use word of mouth, ask your area’s economic development authority for names of other local small businesses, research craft fairs and what vendors participate and call them, use buy fresh buy local guides, visit farmers markets - just to name a few. You want to choose vendors that enhance and coincide with your business without overlapping too much in product.
7. Think About Time and Energy. If you don’t have a lot of time and energy to put into the pop-up, go small and just sell your products. Having more vendors dramatically increases the amount of work you will have to do because the amount of organizing, contacting and working out details with each individual vendor.
8. Payment. When vendors agree to participate, ask them to pay their share of the rent up front....this will keep them from cancelling at the last minute and leaving you to pay their portion of the rent.
9. Keep staffing in mind. You may want help with set up and take down, but a key to getting sales is personally being there to talk to your customers. It provides them with a face to put with the name of your business, and you are the best person to show off your passion for your products.
10. Familiarize Yourself. Walk around to other shops on the street and talk to them about what you are doing. Ask if they’d be open to displaying any flyers or posters you make for the event in their storefront. If you are a caffeine-lover or like to go out to lunch, be sure you know in advance where the closest coffee shops and lunch shops are in order to make quick trips during lulls in crowds.
11. Advertise. Use social media. Some easy ways to do this are using Facebook ads and making a Facebook event page, offering a sale only available at the pop-up, and taking advantage of specials. Call your local paper and see if they will print an article or ad and put one on Craigslist as well. Be sure to tell all other vendors to do heavy social media advertising too so that your audience size doubles with each participating vendor.
12. Branding. Create a name for your event and specific artwork for posters that include date/time/address/vendors. It could also include a brief description of what a pop-up is and what products your pop-up is highlighting.
13. Product Strategy. Be strategic in selecting product to sell. If you are not able to leave supplies overnight for multiple-day events, be sure you choose products that are lightweight, portable and easy to set up and take down.
14. Payment. Decide what payment methods you will be offering to customers and be sure this is advertised. It helps to know where the closest ATM is in the event someone needs more cash in order to buy a product.
15. Design. Decide if you want to create some special attraction outside the store announcing the pop-up (balloons, sandwich board, etc.). Buy the day before so that you are not rushing around minutes before opening.
During- The Day Of
16. Early Bird. If you are the one in charge of the pop-up, get there at least an hour early on the start of the first day. Setting up always takes longer than you think, and some of the other vendors may have questions as they arrive.
17. Helpers. Make sure you have asked for help in advance if you have tables that are too heavy to carry alone or you have a large amount of product that needs to be unloaded. It’s best to be overly prepared with a few extra hands.
18. Remember the Extras. Remember to bring supplies like tape, paper towels, paper and pen, Kleenex, and cleaning supplies. You never know when you are going to need these items.
After- The Take Down
19. Return of the Helpers. If you had helpers for set-up, be sure to ask if they would also come back for take-down. At the end of the pop-up you will want everything to be packed away as quickly and efficiently as possible, and it is always good to have an extra set of hands.
20. Clean Up. Make sure you leave the space looking better than it was when you got it. Use the cleaning supplies you brought on the first day and be sure to sweep, mop, and run a wet towel over scuff-marks on the floor and walls.
We hope these were helpful tips! Be sure to comment or get in touch with us if you have any other questions regarding how to pop-up!
Yums to the tums.....order some teas or culinary lavender at our Farm to Table shop.