Cut Your Own Lavender Bundles
Cut your own lavender bundles will be available to purchase in the shop when the lavender is ready.
The farm will be open for the 2021 season beginning June 11th on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 11-3
If you would like to cut your own lavender during a time when we are not open, you can do that too. Simply purchase the number of bundles that you would like to cut, go to the checkout screen, enter your local address and zip code and you should see the “local pickup” option in the shipping section. Once we receive your order, we will contact you via the email address that you used at checkout to set up a day & time for you to come cut your lavender.
- The lavender shop will only be open during the specified hours above. If you are cutting by appointment outside of those hours, you may purchase any other products online and pick them up at the time of your appointment.
- We have a limited number of scissors and baskets. Please bring your own if you have them. We will provide rubber bands.
- If you’ve never cut lavender before, we will have instructions placed outside and designated rows for cutting. Please follow those instructions and only pick in the designated rows (not all plants may be ready to cut).
- Be aware that there a lots of bees in the lavender field. Generally, they are not bothered by your cutting, but if you are allergic, please take precautions.
- DO NOT go near our honey bee hives. They are on the outskirts of our property, plenty of distance from our field. Do not go over to them to check them out.
- Children should remain with parents at all times.
- The field is in full sun, and it gets hot. Bring your own water, sunscreen, hats and wear appropriate footwear.
- Dogs should be on a leash at all times for the safety of our own animals.
Short stemmed or long stemmed lavender?
Our lavenders are in bloom at different times. English lavenders bloom first….. usually around mid-June. They have shorter stems and generally good for culinary purposes as well as drying for the buds.
The longer stemmed “French” lavenders bloom later in June. They are nice for long stemmed bundles, wands & crafts.
When you make your selection, it will give you a choice of long or short stemmed lavender based on what is blooming, and available, at the time.
What to do with your Lavender
To dry your lavender naturally, we recommend hanging your bundle upside down with good air flow. This method will keep the stems straight and also allow the bundle to dry nicely. After about 1-2 weeks, the stems should be dry and you can then place them in a vase.
Alternately, your fresh lavender may be placed in a vase (no water needed) and it will dry naturally. Keep in mind though, that if there is not enough air flow inside the vase, your stems may get moldy as there is no place for the moisture to go.
To keep the lavender fresh a little longer, you may place in a vase with very little water (less than 1″). As the water is used up, the lavender will dry naturally. As mentioned above, as with any flower stems in water, they may get soft.
Don’t want to cut your own lavender? We can cut it for you! Place your orders here for fresh cut lavender bundles.