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August 22, 2023
Get the latest updates on blooming and fruit picking:

Lavender Update:  The Provence variety have a small amount of blooms that are ready for cutting. We are allowing cutting as long as there are viable blooms. Due to the freeze that we experienced last December, we had to replant the Sweet variety last March, To our surprise, the plants are spiking and we have been able to cut a few stems. The plants are still quite young and will only produce a limited amount this year. We are allowing cutting as long as there are stems available.  Our summer bloomer, the Provence variety, is starting to spike and we are expecting to have some blooms ready to cut sometime in August. (Limited cutting at this time). The primary varieties that we grow are Sweet, Provence and Phenomenal, however, we are testing new varieties to see if they can sustain the heat and humidity. All of these varieties produce blooms with longer stems which make them better for cutting bundles. We will keep you updated as they grow and develop for the next several weeks. The best way to stay up to date on events, plants and fruit ripening: When a pop up box appears on any of our pages, just enter your email address and you will automatically be added to our newsletter.

 We have fresh plants available each week for sale - $3.95 each.  NOTE: Due to the excessive heat we are holding off on getting new plants until the weather cools down a bit. We will have fresh plants for our "Quilt Extravaganza" Event on September 9th.

General Information: One of the primary questions that we get asked is "when is the best time to come and see the lavender in bloom?".  We grow two varieties and each one of them bloom at different times. The Sweet variety is our spring bloomer and usually blooms in May/June. The blooming progress is always affected by sun, rain, cold and heat so therefore the actual blooming varies a few weeks either way.  The Provence variety is our late summer bloomer and generally blooms at the end of July and through August and September.  

  During the blooming of either variety we allow visitors to the farm to cut bundles.  Each blooming cycle lasts for 6-8 weeks. 

Blackberries:  We have added additional plants and we generally have berries ready for picking in June. The blackberry bushes have lots of fruit and the berries ripen gradually, therefore, we allow picking when we see that there are enough ready to pick. Berry picking season is now over.

Peaches:   The peaches did not produce this year. We think the reason could have been due to the hard freeze that we experienced when the trees had their new blooms. What few peaches were on the tree fell off early in the growing stage. Mother nature has not favored us this season and most of that was due to the December freeze.

Figs: The  fig trees are full of fruit so we will see how they progress each week. We are seeing some figs that are ready for picking but it is limited. Again, since the fruit ripens in stages, this too is based on a first come first serve for picking. $3.50 lb.

Asian Pears: We had a great crop of pears this year! They have all been picked so it will be next year before we pick again.

Keep checking the website for current updates and even if you’re planning a trip out to the farm in the next few weeks or months, remember that the drive and landscapes are gorgeous in Washington County! The farm is beautiful even when the lavender is not blooming. Stroll the fields and enjoy all of the handmade products and culinary items in our gift shop “The Lavender Patch”.  Relax in one of our rocking chairs and drink a glass of cold lemonade on the porch.  You can also visit our three miniature goats, Fonzie, Oreo and Moonshine.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sweet lavender 
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