Our Farm & Lavender Market is closed for the season. We look forward to your visit in June 2016. You can find Lockwood Lavender Farm products in these retail locations. Like us on Facebook and receive up to date information on what's happening on the farm. You can find more information about the 2016 Finger Lakes Lavender Festival here.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Growing Lavender in the Finger Lakes of New York
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.