Fresh & Dried Lavender
Ordering Information (Minimum order is $25, before shipping.)
Every harvest there is a small amount of fresh lavender available. please contact Lynda if interested.
Basic shipping is $30 with new postal rates and includes the cost of shipping materials, boxes & insurance. Keep in mind; although Lavender is light, we are charged "dimensional weight" & for the box.
The varieties we have planted and harvested are all strong fragrant traditional angustifolias.
We planted 90% Hidcote purple and Violet Intrigue with 10% French Maillette blue, a more slender bloom stem variety used extensively in distillation. This variety was a gift from Jeanne Rose, a very well known aromatherapist in California who visited our farm.
When we harvest we keep the Maillette blue flower stems & buds separate from our purple varieties.
Keep in mind: "Scent equals taste!"
So use all these varieties in your kitchen as well as your bath, beauty products and crafts. The deep purple bloom varieties "bleed" more colour in steeped projects like syrups, sorbets and jellies. When acid touches the natural blue-grey Lavender tea; it turns a beautiful deep rose colour retaining the distinctive floral taste. Play!
Harvest time is every July ... Look for fresh Lavender bundles then, followed by dry bundles in August: fresh or dried all bundles $10 each
Ask about loose Lavender buds by the pound:
all food grade.
Please call ahead or e-mail LYNDA at 250-474-5767
*Important: All dried Lavender smells stronger when handled.
Squeeze your sachets now & again to break the tiny cell walls on the flower buds and release more naturally stored fragrant oils. Cooking with Lavender, Teas with Lavender or projects like Lavender Bath salts; release the scent/flavour through the action of heat or hot water.When working with bundles where you are keeping the flower heads intact ~ it is easy to enhance the scent with a few drops of pure Lavender essential oil discreetly added on the bundles!
A little goes a long way.
A good source of Island essential oils is
Green Valley Aromatherapy.