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‘You-pick’ lavender harvest set for June 9

‘You-pick’ lavender harvest set for June 9

Herbs and More in Farmersville holds annual fundraiser for developmentally delayed adult ed program


FARMERSVILLE – Herbs and More in Farmersville, a horticultural-based day program for developmentally disabled adults, will hold a “you-pick” day during lavender harvest in June. 

The “you-pick” harvest will be Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Herbs and More program allows developmentally disabled adults from the Central Valley Regional Center to take part in planting and harvesting a wide variety of herbs and the production and packaging of products such as soaps, massage oils, soothing snugglers, warming slippers, shoe fresheners and lavender eye packs.

All funds raised go toward salaries for the individuals and product development. 

The Herbs and More program is overseen by Kathy Lewis, a developmental disability specialist, who operates three care homes for the mentally disabled along with partner Jody Graves. 

“The goal of Herbs and More is to focus on each individual’s abilities and not on their disabilities,” Lewis noted. “They put care and pride into each product.”

Products can be purchased at the Herbs and More location at 226 E. Front Street in Farmersville; Roots Floral and Salon in Exeter; Brooklyn Flowers and Gifts in Lindsay; LaBelle Winery in Terra Bella; Meridian Wellness Center in Visalia; and on line at herbsandmoreca.com. 

The program members also show their handcrafted products at festivals and arts and crafts shows. For product information call 747-1101, or stop by the program at 226 E. Front St., Farmersville.

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