Cut Your Own Lavender Bundles
Due to COVID, the farm will not have set hours to be open this season, but you can you still cut your own lavender bundles. We love sharing the lavender bloom with you, and we don’t want you to have to miss it, so we’ve decided to open U-Cut lavender by appointment only.
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 not be open. You may purchase any other products online and pick them up at the time of your appointment. We will not be processing purchases during your visit. All orders must me placed online for pick up.
- You must bring your own scissors/clippers and baskets. We will provide rubber bands.
- There will be NO bathroom facilities this year, so plan accordingly.
- 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.
- We want you to enjoy the lavender field, but this year we ask that you do not wander the property. This is our home, as well as, our business. The farm is not “open” for tours.
- There will be no picnicking allowed this year.
- 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.