Today, June 16 we finally see a hint of colour in our lavender fields. The flowers are nearly two weeks behind where they usually are this time of year, but the warm temperatures have really helped getting things back on track. This winter was not kind to the Grosso cultivar (French lavender) due to the wild temperature swings, but after some aggressive trimming, most of the plants have come back successfully. We did lose a few however - mostly in the south field in an area where there was a lot of residual moisture from late snow and heavy and persistent spring rain.
We've had lots of calls from local photographers and people wanting tours, but sadly this season's slow start has meant there really isn't much to see or photograph yet. Be patient. In another two weeks, there will be lots of colour in the fields.
So, another season (our fourth), is about to begin. We look forward to seeing you here at the farm on July 30th, 2017 for our open house. Details will be available on this website and on our Facebook page. We have a number of new products available and we are excited about working with Embody Nature (embodynature.ca) from Barrie which is using our oil in the body lotion, soaps, lip balm and bath salts Laura Davis has created for us. Lorraine, at Fernstone Naturals is again producing our lavender scented pure beeswax candles. All of our products are available from our on-line store, at our booth at the Mulmur Farmers' Market (check for dates) and some of our wares can be purchased at The Olde Stanton Stores in Stanton and Blue Mountain, Season's in Creemore and at Granny Taught Us How near Violet Hill.
That's it for now. Back in touch as the season progresses. Be well!
Leslie, Bryan, Kimberley, Vic and Jacquelyn