Our Farm & Lavender Market is open June and July every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 - 5. 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. I'm sorry we do not sell Plants.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Lockwood Farm is featured in the July/August issue of CNY Magazine.

Last year we were approached by CNY Magazine reporter, Linda Bien about our story behind our lavender business. Linda and photographer, Michelle Gabel spent time us on the farm on a beautiful afternoon last year discussing why and how we grow lavender.  The article has given us time to reflect on how far we have come.  When I met and married my husband, Gary I didn't know where I belonged on the farm.  I didn't grow up on a farm but certainly loved gardening and animals.  I have to admit I was a little intimidated.  I didn't know if you could teach this old dog new tricks.  Since then I have learned how to drive a tractor, bale and unload hay, become a sheep herder, bottle feed and cared for baby lambs, become a drywall mason, studied dirt (closely), mastered driving a skidsteer, become educated on erosion and become a member of a giving community, just to name a few.  Although my life has taken a big change from wanting to being a Radio City Rockette when I was a child.  I have grown so much that I certainly wouldn't change a thing.  I love my life and isn't that what it's all about.
Growing lavender has given me a sense of belonging on the farm.  It started with a wedding bouquet but has developed into something more.  Sharing and educating people on the life of a farmer.  It's hard, but oh so rewarding!

We hope to see you at our Finger Lakes Lavender Festival, July 10th & July 11th.
Check out our other website for more information.  http://www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com/


DKSchmidt said...

Great Article!
Congratulations well done

Doug and Shari Schmidt
Purple Dog Farm

Gary & Karen Lockwood said...

Thank you, We are very fortunate!

Anonymous said...


I am interested in planting lavender in Madison County CNY for my bees to create purple honey. Can you give me some info on your luck in growing lavender in NYS and any good books/websites or places to buy lavender that will grow well in CNY that will help me?

Please email me at wordwarrior@optonline.net


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