We moved to our turn-of-the century farm in 1993, which is located in the West Hills of Salem, Oregon. Our dream was to purchase enough land to plant lavender. Initially, the farm needed a lot of work and effort to make this dream a reality thus, we began our journey to restore and preserve this grand old place. There were wild berry vines to remove, fields to till and a barn to repair before we could begin planting the lavender. With determination and hard work, we began to see improvement.
Today, we have approximately three acres of lavender and every year in July we look forward to gazing at the stunning purple waves of lavender and breathing in the intoxicating fragrance that stimulates the mind and moves the spirit.
We hope you will take a deep breath, relax and enjoy your visit to the farm.
Mike & Susan
The lavender was at it's peak this year during the festival even though the season was upon us about 25 days earlier than usual! Our 'grosso' variety came on strong but 'held' very well for U-picks and fresh bunches. Lotions and body wash, lavender jam and lavender honey were very popular along with the lavender scones and lavender cake mixes. Our dried 'hidecdote' lavender is always popular because of it's striking, dark, blue color and light, sweet, scent.
The barn is now full of dried bunches of grosso variety lavender for dried arrangements, potpourii, sachets, wedding bouquets and arrangements.
Mike and Susan