Summers Past Farms
Summers Past Farms began in 1987 when Marshall and Sheryl Lozier
recognized the potential in the place where Marshall's family had lived
for more than a half century. Marshall's mother Pat Lozier still lives
on the property in her own home and tended the green houses and the
growing of the seeds, seedlings and plants. She has always had the best
eye for planting of a new garden each season and arranging many colorful
planters to sell in the nursery.
Sheryl, whose love of cooking began in childhood, wanted to plant an herb garden out the back door of her cottage. Marshall, a builder and contractor, wanted to build a barn. The garden blossomed, the post-and-timber barn grew into a showplace, and in 1992 the couple opened the gate to their five acre dream: Summers Past Farms. Now, the Loziers work in the gardens and in their herbal soap shoppe where Marshall makes the many varieties of soaps and Sheryl fills the shoppe with a line of bath and skin care products. Sheryl makes a line of herbal lavender hand salve and lavender spray for bed and body. Classes are offered in the loft of the barn on most weekends. Events are held throughout the year such as Sweet Pea Day, Geranium Day and a Fairy Festival in June each year. "Our lifestyle is our inspration to keep this small family business growing." Sheryl says.
First 4 photos below by Dave Mannion:
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Anza Borrego Desert
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Cuyamaca State Park