Guest post by Pelindaba Lavender
At Pelindaba Lavender, just outside of Friday Harbor, WA, we host the annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival at our 20 acre organic lavender farm. For the past 10 years we have spent two days each summer when the lavender fields are at their “peak of purpleness” hosting a party for thousands of our friends from all around the world.
For the lavender connoisseur we have it all. For those not quite there yet, they usually leave enthusiasts! Tours and exhibits survey the entire process – from field to finished product. The Gatehouse Farm Store is open for visitors to browse and sample many of the over 250 different lavender products we handcraft. Workshops and demonstrations cover topics from lavender cultivation, harvesting and essential oil distillation to history and uses as well as cooking with lavender (bring your appetite!). Kids and adults can make beautiful wands, wreaths, crowns and more at the craft tent. Visitors can harvest their own bouquets of certified organic lavender from the many varieties in bloom in the Cutting Field, and the Production Fields are open for strolling, relaxing and breathtaking photo ops. Read the rest of this entry »