Cut your own Lavender
During our 2023 lavender season (June 1st thru July 7th), you can reserve time to come to the farm and cut your own lavender. The charge is $10.00 per adult (16+), $5.00 per youth (5 - 15), children under 5 are free. The fee covers 1 hour on the farm and 1 bundle of lavender.
Each bundle should be about 80-100 lavender stems. We give you a section of pipe cleaner and you can cut as much as you want that the pipe cleaner can contain.
You may cut more than 1 bundle and each additional bundle is $10.00 each.
Times may be extended dependent upon the volume of total reservation in the next hour. We want to limit the farm to about 15 to 20 families in the field at a time. This is primarily due to our parking capacity and our desire to maintain an open feel to the farm.
Online appointments for cut your own bundles can be made June 1st - July 7th for the entire field. After July 7th no appointment is needed for cut your own lavender, but only French lavender will be available for a limited time as the English varieties are already harvested. After August 7th the lavender will all be harvested and the season over.
Benefits of "cut-your-own"
Undulating rows of purple flowers stretch before you, a floral fragrance lingering just above them, wafted gently by a warm breeze.
Summer means that lavender has come into season, attracting not only the bees which collect its pollen, but also day trippers seeking an escape into spectacular scented scenery. With the lavender in full bloom, visitors are treated to an assault on all senses.
First to hit is the distinctive scent carried on the air every time the sea of flowers ripples. Next is the visual feast of orderly shrubs in deep shades of purple, planted in rows.
A wellness fix in a day trip?
While lavender fields form the perfect Instagram backdrop, they’re also said to offer health benefits. For centuries the flower has been used as a remedy for pain and burns.
Lavender contains a naturally occurring compound called linalool that is commonly found in fruits, flowers and herbs such as oranges and roses, often giving off a strong smell. It is also strongly present in cannabis, a smell that is sometimes similar to lavender.
It is this compound that studies have found to induce relaxation and reduce anxiety.
But even just being out in nature can be beneficial to mental health, potentially leading to better sleep. A review published in 2020 looking at studies on college-aged students found that even brief spells outside reduced feelings of anxiety, stress and depression.