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June 7, 2024
 
Get the latest updates on blooming and fruit picking:

Lavender Update Right now the Sweet variety is still blooming but we have been cutting for several weeks, so we are now very limited on what's left in the field. We will continue to cut until there is no longer any available. Our late summer bloomer is the Provence and it is beginning to spike We should have blooms ready to cut by the end of July and into August and September. We will let you know as soon as we can start cutting the Provence.  The existing plants are more mature thus providing more blooms per plant for cutting! 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.  Limit to 4

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 continue to pick the blackberries as they ripen. Since this varies, we allow you to pick on a first come first serve basis. We will continue to pick as long as there are ripe berries. The bushes generally have lots of fruit and the berries ripen gradually, therefore, we allow picking when we see that there are enough ready to pick. We will most likely have berries to pick for the next few weeks..

Peaches:   We had an amazing peach crop this year! We picked for two weeks and the peach picking is now over. The variety of peaches we grow are smaller but very juicy and sweet. Thanks to all of our peach loving visitors who shared in the picking!

Figs: The  fig trees have also bloomed and have figs. The fruit is small and will need more time for ripening. This year, once they begin to bear fruit, they continue through the summer. They generally start producing later in the summer. We will check and update the website as to their progress. Just like the peaches and berries, we do let visitors pick when the fruit is ripe. The cost for the figs is $3.50/ lb.

Asian Pears: The pear trees have also bloomed so we will see how they produce as time goes on. We are seeing some fruit but not a substantial amount. We will update the progress. Stay tuned.

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!

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