Our Lavender Market is open every Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10 - 5. After evaluating our lavender field it has been determined that we have lost our more tender Intermedia (Grosso) lavender that blooms in July as a result of our frigid cold winter. It is because of this reason that we will not be able to offer our usual U-Pick lavender bouquets this year. Our plan at this point is to replace some of the Intermedia and introduce a hardier variety in its place to rebuild our U-pick in the future. We will have dried lavender bouquets available to purchase in the Lavender Market.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Growing Lavender in the Finger Lakes of New York

Lockwood Farm is a 120 acre flower and fiber farm overlooking Skaneateles Lake. Established in the early 1800's the farm has been in the Lockwood family for five generations. We harvest acres of wheat, barley, soybeans, corn and lavender.

During the winter and spring seasons we welcome lambs to our flock of Corriedale sheep. Their wool is sheared in the spring ans sold to a local co-op.

We are now in our fourth year of planting lavender, a beautifully scented herb with a myriad of uses. Our first crop of Munstead and Jean Davis fared so well that we expanded our varieties to include Grosso and Hidcote. Both have thrived in our Central New York climate. New varieties of Royal Velvet, Gros Bleu, Buena Vista, Impress Purple, Twickle Purple, Provence, True Grosso and Edelweiss have been planted in a new and larger field this year. In the months of July and August all of our lavender is harvested by hand, bundled and hung upside down in our drying barn. The glorious shades and floral aroma will soothe and relax you.

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