Farm is open for 2017!

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Jun 102017
 

We are still waiting for the purple to get here, but it’s coming!

Folgate Lavender Pre-Bloom 2017

 

The Farm and the shop are open daily for the 2017 season from 10 am to 4 pm. Bring your guests, family, self! Have a picnic, or just gaze out over the awesome views.

See you here!

Folgate Lavender Pre-Bloom 2 2017

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Blooming Season Concerts

Blooming Season Concerts

Welcome to our Blooming Season Concerts! These concerts are debuting in 2017 and will replace our festival that we have hosted for 13 years. It’s time for a change. Time for a relaxing experience listening to music, having a picnic, and wandering in the lavender fields. What happened to the Lavender Festival? We decided to focus on what we [read more…]

Taking lavender cuttings without a greenhouse

Taking lavender cuttings without a greenhouse

In 2009 I went to a Lavender conference in Cambridge, UK and got a chance to visit the amazing Downderry Nursery owned by Simon Charlesworth. He has created the best greenhouse system I’ve seen for propagating and growing lavender. On a scant 2 acres of land they produce about 400 cultivars of lavender for sale. [read more…]

Grosso and Folgate Oils Win Awards

Grosso and Folgate Oils Win Awards

Lavender Sommellier, who is a member of the International Perfume Foundation, awarded Lavender Wind Farm two awards for our oils! It was around 2003 when we first distilled our lavender thanks to a lavender grower about a mile away from us. He had a Newhouse Mini-still that looked pretty big to me! I learned how to work [read more…]

Lavender Apple Pie

This is an awesome pie! Use tart apples like Granny Smith, or the equivalent. Ingredients Pie Crust DOUBLE CRUST Pastry flour 2 1/2 Cups Salt 1/2 Tsp Butter 2/3 Cup (or 1/3 Coconut Oil and 1/3 butter) Cold Water 6 TBL You will need a 9″ pie pan. Making pie crust is an art. You [read more…]

Pecan Puffs

Pecan Puffs

Who doesn’t like a tasty bit of butter, pecans, and sugar? It’s one level better with lavender. Ingredients* Cookies: 114 g Butter 2 g Lavender Extract 150 g Pastry Flour 23 g Sugar 110 g Ground Pecans Sugar Dusting: 80 g Confectioner’s Sugar 1/2 tsp Finely ground Lavender DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325° Beat butter until [read more…]

Clearing for Lavender

Clearing for Lavender

Farming involves so many tasks that you don’t normally associate with farming a crop. At our farm the trees that were planted in 2000 as a wind and visual block had grown to over 20′ tall and were shading the lavender field. They also created a barrier between the two lavender fields. In an old-fashioned display [read more…]

Herbs de Provence Quiche

Herbs de Provence Quiche

Need an exceptional Quiche for a party and aren’t allergic to cooking? This is our secret recipe for a Quiche that is utterly delightful. (Printable Quiche Recipe)  You will need the following ingredients. There are some ingredients that are simply best to measure by weight, so get out your scale or make your best guess. [read more…]