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…]

Debra Prinzing interviews two lavender growers

Debra Prinzing interviews two lavender growers

Lavender interview by Debra Prinzing (Author of Slow Flowers: The conscious choice for buying and sending flowers) Mike Neustrom and Sarah Richards were interviewed by Debra at the Northwest Regional Lavender Conference in Portland, OR Oct. 2014. We are so thrilled to be able to talk with this influential cut flower industry author. From her site [read more…]

Baking, love, and lavender

Baking, love, and lavender

Mom showed love through food. On any day there were three of us in the kitchen; my sister, my mother, and me. We watched Mom cook while we played games at the table or did our homework. She made tasty meals, feeding well us on very little money. Then, in special moments, she would decide [read more…]

Boat Naming Contest at the Art of the Boat Festival

Boat Naming Contest at the Art of the Boat Festival

We had Sarah’s 13’ Sailboat set up on the driveway of Lavender Wind’s shop during the Art of the Boat Festival. It’s a darling little boat manufactured by Micro Marine (a company that was based in Massachusetts, we have no idea how it got out here). We set up a sign challenging people to try [read more…]

Getting Purple!

Getting Purple!

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…]

Farm is OPENING!

Farm is OPENING!

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…]

Lavender infused Verjus!

Lavender infused Verjus!

Just released – VERJUS made from Spoiled Dog Winery’s estate Pinot Noir grapes (unfermented) infused with Lavender Wind Farm’s lavender.  A culinary delight with many uses, especially in dressings and sauces.  Verjus derives from the French term “vert  jus”, literally “green juice” and is pressed from semi-ripened high-acid low sugar wine grapes winemakers thin from [read more…]

Lip Balm!

Lip Balm!

Aurora has led the team to create our newest product…. Bee Sweet to Your Lips, Lavender Vanilla Lip Balm. In case you don’t know, it takes a lot to create a new product. We first research basic recipes, then we gather information about oils and their effects on the body. Then we develop a mixture [read more…]