Monday, July 12, 2021

The Farm is now closed for the season.

 We want to thank you for your continued support of our family farm. The Farm is now closed for the season. We will continue to harvest the remaining lavender in the field and distill for essential oil. You can purchase our Lavender products at Rhubarb Kitchen and Garden Shop in Skaneateles, NY. 315-685-5803.



Wednesday, July 7, 2021

How to Make Lavender Wands

 


Materials: 13 or more fresh stems of lavender (we recommend Grosso), (any odd number greater than 13) each at least 12 inches tall, 2 yards of satin or other ribbon, 1/4 inches wide. Patience...allow yourself about 40 minutes to do your first wand. Be very forgiving of yourself... like all skills, this one improves with practice.

1.  Harvest the lavender early in the day, and make sure that the flowers are not damp.  Strip all the leaves from he stem.  Line up the bottom of the flower heads and tie them gently together with the end of the 2 yards of ribbon. See picture 1.

2.  Turn the bundle upside down and gently bend each stem down around the blossom heads. You can facilitate this step by scoring the underside of the stem section that is being bent with your fingernail. When all of the blossoms are "in a cage of stems" the long end of the ribbon should be pulled out of the cage, the short end tucked inside.

3.  Line up all of the stems evenly around the blossoms, making sure that they do not overlap. See picture 2. Start to weave the ribbon under and over the stems. Gently pull on the ribbon to make sure the weave is tight. The most difficult part of this process is in the first two rows of the weaving. On the second row you should be going under the stems that you had gone over on the first row. See picture 3.

4.  Continue weaving until you have covered all the flowers. You can use a toothpick to push any buds that stick out back into the weave or rub them off. Wrap the ribbon around the "neck" of the wand and tie a slip knot.

Trim the stems to the same length and continue to wrap the stems until you reach the end and glue the ends.  Tie a bow around the neck of the stems.

 



Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Curbside Pickup of Lavender Bouquets on Saturday, July 10 & Sunday, July 11


Due to our lavender field being closed last weekend.  We realize this may cause some disappointment for some of you.  However, we will be open for curbside pickup at the farm of fresh lavender bouquets for $7 CASH ONLY on Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 from 10 – 5. Supply maybe limited. 

We will be open only in this time frame. Please remember this is strictly a drive through to pick up your Lavender Bouquets. There will be no need to park or exit your vehicle.  We appreciate your cooperation with this method. 

We have greatly appreciated your past support of our family farm.







Friday, July 2, 2021

Due to wet conditions we will be closed July 3rd & 4th.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Severe thunderstorns Friday AM has left our lavender fields extremely wet. Additional rain is forcasted for Friday PM and Saturday. We do not recommend Lavender Bouquets be cut under these conditions and our parking has been comprised. Their for the Lavender Field and Lavender Market will be closed Saturday and Sunday. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Final weekend for U Pick Lavender Bouquets

This is the final weekend, July 3rd & 4th 10am -5pm for u pick lavender bouquets and the Lavender Market. Each bouquets is $6 and our farm fresh bouquets are $7. CASH ONLY!

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