Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lavender Farm & Festival Resource Guide


Agri-tourism is one of the fastest growing travel-trends in the Unites States. Lavender farms that offer tours, classes and annual lavender festivals are certainly helping to push this movement fast-forward. In some areas, such as Sequim, Washington, lavender has become an important role in the sustainability of agriculture and tourism as a whole. Boasting nearly 40 farms in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley alone, the area grows over 110,000 lavender plants each year, and draws 25-30,000 visitors to the area for their annual lavender festival held in July.

If you‘ve never yet had the pleasure of touring a lavender field when it is in full bloom, I highly recommend that you add it to your “to-do” list. Nothing can compare to the tranquility that permeates from lavender, and her rows of streaming purple ribbons neatly lined across the hills and slopes of a lavender farm will draw you into a state of pure lavender bliss.

The following is a brief list of lavender farms and shops throughout the states that offer various lavender activities and events, as well as fine lavender products.

Lavender Farms:

California

The Lavender Fields
1332 Industrial Ave. Escondido, CA 92029
760-839-1489 – www.thelavenderfields.com

Hawaii

Ali'i Kula Lavender

1100 Waipoli Road - Kula Maui, Hawaii 96790
808.878.3004 - www.aliikulalavender.com

Maine

Cape Cod Lavender Farm
PO Box 611 - Harwich, MA 02645
 508-432-8397 – www.capecodlavenderfarm.com

Michigan

Gabriel’s Garden Lavender Boutique

At Blake’s Orchard
810-523-9853 – www.allthingslavender.com

Texas

Hill Country Lavender Farm

P.O. Box 1266 – Blanco, TX 78606
830-833-2294 – www.hillcountrylavender.com


Lavender Festivals:
Here are a list of lavender farms across the United States who offer festivals throughout the year. This is by no means a complete list. If you know of other festivals, please share them with us in the comments section below. Enjoy!

Michigan: www.michiganlavenderfestival.net



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