Belli Fiori Lavender Farm now open in Grand Junction
WHAT: Belli Fiori Lavender Farm
WHEN: Daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: 782 24 Road, Grand Junction
Lisa Proietti first dove into the world of lavender due to her daughter, Alex, having eczema. She created a lotion to help ease the itching. She then decided to open a lavender farm with inspiration from a visit to the Colorado State University extension office.
She, along with her two sons, Dylan and Max, and daughter are the sole workers of Belli Fiori, located at 782 24 Road in Grand Junction. Belli Fiori is considered Grand Junction’s first commercial lavender farm.
“It’s a labor of love,” Proietti said. “Lavender has a lot of things that can be good for people.”
The family creates lotions, body butters, scrubs, linen mists, lotion bars, plus food items like scones and tea, which are available for purchase at the shop. They also have dried lavender available for those interested in making arrangements like wreaths. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop can be easily found by visitors, as it’s situated less than a quarter-mile off Interstate 70’s exit 28.
She explained lavender has many healing powers for people with skin conditions, want to relax and can act as a natural insect repellent.
All products are hand made and have all-natural ingredients.
”We have created all our product recipes ourselves, figuring out what would work best,” Proietti said. “It’s been fun.”
The shop is also open to folks interested in hosting meetings as well as getting together as friends.
“Come have a cup of tea, and a scone, and hang out,” Proietti said.
Proietti worked on the farm the last year, tending to her 1,100 plants on more than an acre of land, to prepare the lavender for her many products available in shop. She hopes to expand with more plants to offer a section for folks to pick their own lavender.
The family also plans to expand its operations to include a distillery, once permits are approved the shop will be used as a tasting room for the distillery.
For more information, visit http://www.bellifiorilavender.com.
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