A place that has a special meaning to me is on a beautiful and serene island called Whidbey Island. It is called Lavender Wind Farm. At first glance the farm seems small and insignificant, but as you walk into the farm you can see and smell the abundance and varieties of lavender plants. The shop [read more...]
Kent Beeson visited the farm and created this video. He gave us permission to use it. Enjoy this stroll in slow motion.
The fields are starting to get purple. It seems like the whole rest of the country’s lavender farms are having their festivals, and we are just barely starting. It’s ok, it’s beautiful anyway. When these fields are in full bloom, it’s a shocking purple celebration – so these pictures are just a hint of what [read more...]
The Folgate lavender is starting to purple up, so we are opening the farm. The fields will be there for you to enjoy. This year we have again planted sunflowers, which will bloom in the later part of the summer. We have also planted other kinds of herbs and flowers for you to enjoy. The [read more...]
We have our very own chocolatier now!! Her name is Michaelene McElroy and she has only BEGUN to create some amazing treats. In case you aren’t up on the origins of chocolate, Michaelene writes: Theobroma cacao is native to the deep tropical region of South America. Its seeds are used to make cocoa powder and [read more...]
A little slide show of our farm and new shop. Enjoy!
The harvest season is winding down. We still have some Super lavender left, it’s not done blooming. The sunflowers are going nuts, though! We planted three acres of them to hold the dirt down in our new field. It looks like I’ll be getting a life back so I can write in the blog. This [read more...]
It’s 4 am and there is a slight line of light in the eastern sky. Spring has passed, but the weather is not yet dependably nice. But, the light in the sky this early in the morning means that the warmer season of light is just around the corner. It’s a relief to have more [read more...]
The wind is blowing into the 30 mph range this morning. It’s coming from the southeast which is where the storms come from in the Puget Sound trough. This farm is on the east end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca which means when there’s a west wind it barrels down the strait and [read more...]
It’s 5:11 am and I’ve been up for an hour and a half or so and have finally taken the plunge into the blogging world. I’m a lavender farmer now. It wasn’t always so, but now that’s what I do. People come to the farm and ask if I do it full-time and I answer [read more...]