Wilsonville, Ore. (June 12, 2015) – During late June and early July, the public is invited to visit five lavender farms found along Oregon Farm Loop routes. Each farm will feature unique events, field tours, and the opportunity to purchase fresh or dried lavender along with other lavender products. Participating farms include:
RavenCroft Lavender Farm (Canby Farm Loop) is hosting Open Farm events Sat-Sun June 20-21 and June 27-28 from 10a to 5p giving visitors the opportunity to stroll through the demonstration field learning tips for growing lavender or to enjoy a picnic with a fantastic view of the Willamette Valley. The Raven’s Nest Gift Shop is open during these weekends for lavender product gifts and culinary items. The farm will also host activities on Sat-Sun, July 11-12 during the statewide Oregon Lavender Festival. 503-759-6700, www.ravencroft.net, 14950 S Cinnamon Hill Lane, Mulino.
Barn Owl Nursery’s (Farmlandia Farm Loop) Lavender Days happening Fri-Sun, June 26-28 from 10a-5p features fresh cut and dried English lavender bouquets, and during the Oregon Lavender Farm Tour on Fri-Sun, July 10-12 from 10a to 5p fresh cut and dried French lavender bouquets will be offered. At both events you will find 100 varieties of Oregon grown lavender plants and herbs, culinary and fragrant lavender products, craft demonstrations, special vendors, information on growing and using lavender, and more. 503-638-0387, www.barnowlnursery.com, 22999 SW Newland Road, Wilsonville.
Lavender Thyme Herb Farm (Canby Farm Loop) invites visitors to come, run away to the country and connect with nature at the Oregon Lavender Festival Sat-Sun, July 11-12 from 10a-5p. Guests can tour the Native American Medicine Wheel garden planted with NW native plants and herbs while they relax and breathe! Discover handcrafted treasures, art, lavender essential oil, fresh and dried flowers, culinary herbs and plants along with everything lavender to soothe the body and soul. 503-651-2496, www.lavenderthymeherbfarm.com, 32530 S Needy Road, Canby.
Kush Hill Farm (Canby Farm Loop) will host tours of its lavender field with its five varieties during the Oregon Lavender Festival, Sat, July 11 from 10a-5p and Sun, July 12 from 10a-4p. Their country farm store is filled with fragrant handmade lavender soaps and hand and body lotions along with lavender infused honey and alpaca woolen products. Guests can make their own lavender wreath during wreath making demonstrations. Freshly cut lavender bundles are available for purchase. Visitors will also enjoy the farm’s herd of grazing alpacas. 503-750-0544, www.kushhillfarm.com, 24282 S Central Point Road, Canby.
The Meadow of Lavender (Molalla Farm Loop) is in full bloom during the Oregon Lavender Festival, Sat-Sun, July 11-12 from 9a to 5p, where visitors will see the beauty of the lavender harvest and the drying and distillation process of pure lavender oil. In addition to enjoying the meditative walk in the lavender labyrinth, they can learn about healing herbs while strolling in the medicine wheel. Dried or fresh cut lavender is available, or cut your own bouquet choosing from more than 25 varieties. The Meadow of Lavender’s farm store is filled with gifts for home, garden, body, health care, pets, kitchen and culinary delights. 503-881-2371, www.meadowoflavender.com, 30939 S Oswalt Road, Colton.
When visiting the lavender farms, visitors can make it a full day of Farm Loopin’! Each of the three farm loops has over 20 farms or agritourism-related stops including vegetable stands, u-pick/we-pick berries and fruit, nurseries, wineries alpaca and elk farms, and more.