HOW IT ALL BEGAN.
ON THE MOUND.
Kipling Lavender on the Mound, LLC is located on the Southeast slope of the Mound, in Mound Township (established November 4, 1856(McDonough County, IL), just ¼ mile from the highest point in the county.
Going on nearly 60 years, the family farm was originally “Kipling Hatchery” a Chicken hatchery and egg production operation with multiple locations homing out of the main farm. The signature 3 story Chicken barn-boasting 59 windows, can be seen from the highway and is a local landmark constructed just after the close of WW2, from reclaimed wood sourced from the deconstruction of nearby historic Camp Ellis, (Ipava/Bernadotte). Listed among the Historic barns of Illinois, passersby have frequently stopped to snap photographs of the unique architectural design. After sitting idle for many years, the historic barn has been revived with the aromatic fragrance of fresh lavender drying in the rafters. The importance of the barn and family history has been incorporated into Kipling Lavender on the Mound logo design and provides an appropriate anchor for this family operation.
Just across the driveway, the building that was once a Chicken hatchery, is now being remodeled to become a lavender essential oil distillation facility-(our own lavender essential oil is used in our handmade lavender products), as well as a retail space for Kipling Lavender and Medical Mary Hemp derived CBD Products.
JEFF, DAN, & RANDY KIPLING
Changing the face of the farm, Kipling Lavender on the Mound, LLC has become a reality through the innovative effort and collaboration of the 3 Kipling brothers, and their families. Growing up on the farm, learning from the patriarch -Ronny Jo Kipling, that hard work is rewarded and community is family, we take pride in offering only the highest quality hand made Lavender products, as well as Medical Mary Brand Hemp derived CBD products.
We invite you to peruse the website thoroughly and visit the farm when you have an opportunity. Stay tuned for updates as the Lavender harvest approaches and events are scheduled.
An hour drive from Peoria, Quincy, Burlington, Quad Cities, and 3-4 hours from Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Des Moines, and Kansas City-make this a nice day trip destination. Numerous Local Hotels in Macomb, Canton, Galesburg or Peoria can easily accommodate your visit.
The Kipling Lavender Farm is accessible on State Route 95 just ½ mile east of New Philadelphia, IL
on State Route 95.