Day One of Harvest

Day One of Harvest

We started harvesting our earliest blooming lavender (lavendula angustifolia var. “Folgate”) June 28, 2013. First we had to train the newbies. The harvest crew was working hard to get all of these two long rows. We harvest by hand because we are too small to have a harvesting machine, it’s easier on the plants, and [read more…]

Thanksgiving

There is so much to be thankful for, but to keep it short, we would like to thank our wonderful community for helping to grow the farm and the new shop. Who would you like to thank in your life?   Our shop is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.   See you on Purple Friday, Saturday, [read more…]

The Goose Grocer

In Bayview on Whidbey Island is a unique grocery store called The Goose. Owned by Goosefoot, it was created to fill a niche to supply a combination of local food and staples commonly desired that aren’t necessarily local. So, they have a lot of the kinds of things you’d usually find in a grocery store, [read more…]

Holiday Dinner

Holiday Dinner

Our wonderful and hardworking staff celebrated with a dinner. From left to right:  Sarah, Norma, Younes, Nancy, Roberta, Gini, and Mare We send you lots of thank you’s and wishes for a Happy Holiday and New Year. Stay SAFE and remember – it’s always better with lavender….

A Day Off with Whidbey's Wineries

A Day Off with Whidbey’s Wineries

Today started with two groups of classic cars coming to our farm! These people have an incredible collection of beautiful old cars and they get together to tour various places. This weekend they were on Whidbey Island, and the rally organizers decided to visit our farm. We had a lot of fun taking them around [read more…]

Social media via Facebook and our farm

Social media via Facebook and our farm

I admit, I love Facebook and blogging. I started using Facebook last summer and have reconnected with family members and friends that I’d lost touch with, as well as gotten to know some other people much better because of what they write. I see news and groups of people working for causes that they care [read more…]

Essential Oil Chemistry: A Beginning Aromatherapy Primer

Essential Oil Chemistry: A Beginning Aromatherapy Primer By: Ginger RobbinsUh oh. Chemistry – the word itself can make one’s eyes glaze over. But wait, this is “essential oil chemistry’. MUCH more fun! While even beginning aromatherapy students are put off by the mere mention of the subject, they eventually realize the importance of understanding at [read more…]