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. You can find more information about the 2017 Finger Lakes Lavender Festival.

About Lockwood Lavender Farm


Welcome to Lockwood Lavender Farm


Lockwood Lavender Farm is a 120 acre flower and fiber farm tucked in the hillside overlooking Skaneateles Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York and the home of the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival.  Established in 1854 the farm has been in the Lockwood Family for five generations. 

Fourteen years ago Gary and I met in the travel section of a local book store.  After several dates I was introduced to his homestead and fell in love with him and the farm.  Lavender came into our lives when I wanted it in my wedding bouquet and floral arrangements.  We started by planting our first 100 plants a year before we got married.  Gary’s vast amounts of agricultural knowledge between his education from Cornell University and working the farm for so many years has helped us understand the growing needs of  lavender in Central New York.

Lavender is a member of the mint family and has become more popular for aromatherapy, crafts and culinary uses since it was named “Herb of the Year” in 1999 by the International Herb Association.   There are over 30 species of Lavandula, with cultivars numbering in the hundreds. Lavender oil is a staple of the cosmetics and industrial fragrance industries. Lavender has long been used to repel moths and to enhance the aroma of rooms, closets, and linens. For centuries, lavender was a staple herb in many kitchens, and its culinary popularity is returning. As a sedative and disinfectant, the medicinal uses of lavender are well known.  Finally, what would a cottage garden be without beautiful and fragrant lavender?

Our goal is deeply rooted in our commitment to preserving the agricultural heritage of the Finger Lakes region. We are now in our thirteenth  year of planting lavender, a beautifully scented herb. From the 2nd week of June through the 2nd week of July we harvest 2000 plants of 20 varieties. Once dried the lavender is used in several of our fragrant and culinary products.  We believe our farm should celebrate all that the acreage can provide: a sustainable annual and perennial crop of flowers, lavender, wheat, corn and soybeans, a working farm that harvests honey and welcomes new lambs from our flock of sheep every year. We are a tourist destination that gives visitors a connection to America's agricultural roots, a sight for learning and celebration.  Relax and spend the day picking your own bouquet of lavender or enjoy our Lavender Market.  Open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 10am - 5pm, June - July.  Check our website or like us on facebook for information on what varieties of lavender are available to pick that week. 

Join us for the Ninth Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival, Saturday, July 9th and Sunday July 10th  2016 from 9 – 5.  Not only is this event a celebration of all the wonders of lavender, but also an event that knits together local, talented artisans, food and featured speakers.  The festival offers outstanding photographic opportunities on the farm.

3 comments:

siqmindedfuq said...

I can only imagine how beautiful the Lavender farm is and look foreword to joining the festival this year! I randomly searched for Lavender farms in the area and came across this site. I would like to know if you allow visitors at other times of the year? I would love very much to visit for the purpose of landscape and nature photography.

Karen Wheeler - Lockwood said...

We will be open to the public starting May 4th this year. We look forward to your visit.

Amanda said...

Is July the best month to see the Lavender farm?

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