Who We Are
Fair Winds Lavender is a lavender farm in Jamestown, Tennessee. We invite people to visit us and see the flowers in bloom, purchase lavender products, and more!
2021 finds Fair Winds Lavender planting more than 200 cuttings for three new kinds of lavender, including pink and white ones! Our farm has 3 rescued dogs, 3 rescued cats, 14 chickens, and 11 chicks we care for when we're not tilling, weeding, harvesting, and smelling the lavender.
Check them out by adding us to your destinations when visiting the upper Cumberland Plateau. We have a small store on our property where you can purchase various products.
Get to Know the Owners
Steve Biedinger and Susan Biedinger
Steve Biedinger is a retired Navy veteran, while Susan Biedinger is a veteran of the US marines. They established their home in Tennessee back in 2013. By 2016, they began to till their property to grow lavender. Upon researching, they found out that their soil is the worst to use for lavender. However, they didn't let this stop them from achieving their goals.
They used local resources, worked on the soil, and used the extension office to analyze soil samples. After experimenting with different leaves, mulch, crush and run, river rock, and sand, it finally happened. It took three years, but they went from having 3 to 4 inches of cuttings to 36-inch rounds of lavender blooms.
Steve and Susan moved from the west coast of Florida after their kids left the nest to start their own lives. They have 5 children in their 20s and 30s that have begun to add grandchildren to the family.
Steve’s hobbies are woodworking, sewing, ship model building, and counting cross-stitch. Susan, on the other hand, loves baking, and reading. She is also in charge of marketing our lavender products and developing various recipes using lavender.
Both of them volunteer as American Red Cross team members. They also install smoke alarms for residents of Fentress County and work with a yearly local youth ministry called the Cumberland GAP.
We are lavender growers providing a lovely place for people to come and see our growing flowers as well as the process, storage, and creation of our wonderful products. People all over the plateau are learning to love and appreciate our chemical-free and affordable items.