Throughout June and July we hold wreath making classes at the farm. For a fee of $50 you can sit down under the shade and our talented and ever-so-charming instructor Lorrie will impart her wreath making knowledge with good humor and a glass of lavender lemonade. The results are impressive to say the least. Obviously there is little chance of running out of fresh lavender as we are always available to cut more for the class if the students get a little carried away. ANy wreath making classes this year will be more distanced than those shown in the pictures but they will still be tons of fun!
Paint & Sip
There is an old adage that says if something sounds too good to be true then it probably is… Paint and Sip sounds that way but it really is a thing! Come and see us in the evening, after the visitors are gone and local artist Ashley Mendeswill sit with a small group and demonstrate how to paint in acrylics. It’s a bit more interpretive than paint by numbers but its way more fun than rocket surgery! A selection of local wines and nibbles are on hand to feed your hidden creative side. Space will be limited due to more spaced tables and food this year will be in prepared boxes rather than the previous buffet style.
Dinner in the Lavender
Our first dinner was in June 2018 and it was incredible! There is something entirely surreal about dining in the middle of a field of lavender! We had intended to tread lightly and have one dinner in June and a second in July in 2018. Sadly, smoke from wildfires put an end to our dining season after the first event. In 2020, as you can imagine, the dinners could not proceed. We are hopeful that we can find a way to make these work this summer. Please check back here for information on when we will be able to resume these great events in conjunction with the incredible Truffle Pig Craft Kitchen .
Booking a Visit, a Class or an Event
Events at the Farm
Events at the farm are usually held in June and July when we are open to the public. We try to expand the range of events each year and usually have “Dinner in the Lavender” dates and workshops with Paula Rice of Sunbird where attendees carve a block and use it in the class to print on fabric. Our wreath making classes are a firm favorite and, of course, our Paint & Sip series, a great evening adventure with Ashley Mendes. These events will resume this summer with considerations to accomodate the ever changing rules required to handle COVID-19.Below are some examples and pictures of past events. In more normal times no booking or reservations are needed for a visit to the farm during June and July when we are open to the public. This year we may still have to change our procedures to ensure safety for our guests.
The Rogue Valley never seems bigger than when you have to drive from one side to the other. To make our products more accessible we bring our products to you, or rather to your local farmers and growers markets or even local events. The table below will let you know what is going on and when we will be in your neck of the woods for markets or shows. Please check back now and then as this list is updated regularly. As restrictions largely dictate our schedule we will be updating this page often.
Events All Over
Out of an abundance of caution, we will be arranging visits to the farm this summer by appointment. It’s an informal process which will allow us to have visitors while ensuring that we dont get overrun at any time and can maintain a reasonable distance between parties. Reservations for fifteen cars per hour will be available on all days that we are open.
Visiting the Farm in the second summer of COVID-19
Visiting the farm in 2020 year was a balancing act for us. On one hand we wanted as many visitors as possible to come and enjoy the view, on the other
we wanted to ensure that we didn’t act as a transmission vector for the virus. We followed all guidelines issued by the governors office and, while it was
an inconvenience for some of our visitors, we got through a busy season without incident and we were delighted that so many people came out to visit
the farm. We are hoping that things might be improved for this coming summer and that we will be able to hold our annual Lavender Festivals as
planned. As we get closer to June, and our opening day, we will update this site and Facebook to reflect how we will handle things this year. For now, we
remain cautiously optomistic!
Anyone is welcome to visit the farm on open days to take pictures. There is no charge for entry or for taking pictures. If you are a photographer and would like to use the field as a venue in the golden hour, late in the day when the sun is perfect and the lavender turns a deeper richer hue, then perhaps booking our lavender field is something you would like to do. Only one appointment is available per evening and the charge is $50 to use the field from 6:45pm - 8:15pm.
Paint and Sip and eat and laugh! See our description above for a better idea of just how lovely this event is. Come with friends, as a couple or even alone for a relaxing evening painting while the sun sets behind the lavender. Classes are limited to twenty people and cost is $45 per person. This charge includes wine, snacks and, of course, instruction and everything you need to complete your masterpiece. The class is from 5:00pm an hour after the farm closes to the public, until 8:00pm