Greetings lovers of Lavender. We can’t wait to open up again and see you here at the Farm.
The Holidays were great and the Bazaars we attended were fantastic. We saw many old friends and made lots of new ones. Each year, we will plan to attend the Tumwater Holiday Bazaar, hosted at Pellegrino’s Event Center on Littlerock Road. Additionally, we’ve been invited back to the Olympia High School Bearzaar. Please make sure you have “liked” and are “Following” our Facebook page, for updates and schedules.
We also opened the Gift Shoppe for Christmas shoppers and just before Valentines. Our next event will be our PLANT SALE. Yes, we will have lots of daughter plants from our mature plants, in several varieties. Again, keep an eye out for emails from us and Facebook notices.
Our culinary Lavender is now being used at Miss Moffet’s Mystical Cupcakes. They make them on Saturday. Additionally, Krista’s Baking Company, in Seattle, continues to use our Royal Velvet Culinary buds in her premade cookie mixes that ship all over the USA.
Lastly, we would like to announce our Grand Re-Opening Dates and Hours for 2017:
Opening Day – Thursday June 15th from 10am -4 pm
Public Hours – Thursday – Sunday from 10am – 4pm
After Hours for Professional Photographers – Monday – Thursday from 4pm – 8pm
Last Day of the Season – Sunday August 6th.
Peggy and I look forward to getting back into the fields and spending time with you and your families. And…..there will be a new addition to the farm…Custom Metal Yard Art made by ThanesWorld of Interesting Things. You can preview some of my “work” at my Facebook Fan Page. Please “like & follow” that one too and let me know if there is something special you would like me to make.
Until we see you again, be well and of good cheer.
Thane & Peggy
Dear Friends of Lavender,
We know many of you missed the opportunity to visit the Farm last weekend because of the “Mega Storm”. We have plenty of plants left for you to choose from and are extending the sale to this Sunday (only) from 10-4pm. There are plenty of new things in the Gift Shoppe, as well, for your early-holiday shopping pleasure. As a special bonus, if you come in Seahawks apparel, you will receive a free gift!
Thane & Peggy
Our season has come and is going so fast already. The plants got an early start again this year, so the harvest has already begun. That doesn’t mean there is no color to see in the fields….there’s just less of it. Therefore, our last day for the field will be Saturday August 6th. Our Gift Shoppe will remain open (by appointment only) year-round. Feel free to contact Peggy at 360-754-2002 to schedule.
We have had a very successful season so far. We have met so many new friends that have come from across the road to across the globe to visit us. Next year, we intend to have a world map and some push pins, so we can record where folks have come from. We have had many from China, Russia, the Ukraine, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Mexico, South America and many more places I can’t recall. Thank you for finding our little slice of purple Heaven. We love sharing it with you all!
To bring you up to date, many of our Facebook followers and visitors have learned that we lost over 100 plants, due to the torrential rains this Spring. Lavenders do not like for their “feet” to stay wet. Their roots rotted, so we had to pull and burn nearly 16% of our 8 year old plants. We bought 144 new plants with the intention of having them for sale to the public, but ended up using about 50 to replace ours. The rest sold in just a few weeks. Fret not….for we have ordered several dozen more for next season for you all to acquire. Our new favorite is called Sachet (L. Angustifolia)
The Gift Shoppe is now stocked up with lots of fresh products. including: Grosso Essential Oils, new Kewl Breeze Spritzers (many scents), Bug Spray, a carry-on size Disinfectant Spray, Creamy Soaps and so much more. For the Jam and Honey lovers, we will soon have Otis Beach Organics’ Blackberry/Lavender Jam available (in small quantities) and, hopefully, the bees from Yellow Belly Honey will produce more this year. The honey comes later in the year, so please be sure to request some by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 360.754.2002.
Lastly, we love that so many photographers have learned about our farm and have come out to take pictures of families, new Mom’s, engaged couples and the scenery. If you would to share some our your pics, we would love for you to share them on our Facebook page or Pinterest Board. Thx!