Podcasts – a new venture

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Apr 122016
 

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We have jumped into internet audio through an arrangement with Organic Radio and the voice of that channel, Richard Q’zeromen. Elizabeth Sherman, from Sherman’s Pioneer Farm Produce has joined in, too, so hopefully there will be more Whidbey farms to come.

Have a listen to the introductory interview.

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Flood, Fire, Farming

Flood, Fire, Farming

Fire! Water! Earth! Air! The four elements from ancient times describe the necessities of life. This year, water was the element that came down from the sky in droves, drops, puddles, lakes, and sheets. It soaked the ground, saturated the fields, created lakes where there had been none, and caused bluffs to collapse into the [read more…]

Lavender Wind FESTIVAL - 2016

Lavender Wind FESTIVAL – 2016

SAVE THE DATE! Sat. & Sun. July 30 & 31, 2016 Join us for our annual celebration of lavender and art at Lavender Wind Farm, located on Whidbey Island.  Stroll the gorgeous grounds and lavender labyrinth, browse the various booths showcasing local artisans, wander through the fragrant fields of lavender, and sit in the wine [read more…]

Yummy Skin Bar Survey

Yummy Skin Bar Survey

Sneak Preview! Our new Lemongrass & Lavender Yummy Skin Bar Soap is being developed. Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Lavender and Lemongrass Essential oils If you’d like to be part of helping us improve our products and test new ones we’d love to have your [read more…]

Harvest to Oil

It was a fabulous season at the farm this year. We had a cracker jack crew harvesting and distilling. Have fun watching these two very short videos from this summer’s work.   The first is the staff harvesting some Lavendula Angustifolia “Hidcote Pink”. The second is the wonderful sight and sound of distillate coming out [read more…]

Provence

Provence

  Lavandula x-intermedia is a hybrid cross between Lav. Angustifolia and Lav. Latifolia. The Lavandula Angustifolias tend to have a high quality but low yielding oil, whereas the Lavandula Latifolias have a poor quality but high yielding oil. So there are quite a lot of hybrid crosses of various varieties of these two lavandulas and [read more…]

Lavender Wind Festival - 2015

Lavender Wind Festival – 2015

Join us for our annual celebration of lavender and art at Lavender Wind Farm, located on Whidbey Island.  Stroll the gorgeous grounds and lavender labyrinth, browse the various booths showcasing local artisans, wander through the fragrant fields of lavender, and sit in the wine garden and enjoy live music.  Wine Garden benefits the Pacific NW [read more…]

Purple Bouquet

Purple Bouquet

Purple Bouquet is AWESOME! It is the variety on the right. Next to it is Hidcote Pink, and to the left of that is Folgate. Purple Bouquet blooms a bit later than the other two so it isn’t quite in its full bloom in this picture. The plant is not very large. This plant is [read more…]