2023 Lavender Season
Opening Day is June 1st, 2023 Our 2023 Visitor Guide & Ticket Links to upcoming Farm Events goes LIVE on February 15, 2023. Here’s what we have planned for you:
Admission Fee to visit farm, but NOT pick lavender: $5 pp (12 & under free). Active Duty Military and their families are free.
U-Pick: $15 per bundle (25 sprigs) and INCLUDES admission fee! We close the fields for rain and inclement weather!
Our 2023 Admission Fee supports the care and maintenance of our lavender fields and a portion will be donated to Les Dames d’Escoffier NC Chapter to assist in their mission of helping the Food Bank of NC.
Please check the weather before traveling to our farm. We do close for inclement weather and try to post closings as quickly as possible on our website and social media. We will also update our voicemail on our farm number.
June 1st, 2023: U-Pick Opens, brings scissors. $5 admission if not picking lavender, 15 u-pick bundles (25 sprigs) and includes admission fee.
“Sip & See” – Sunday, May 21st. Please join us for some Lavender Prosecco & Welcome Neighbor Cake as we unveil the new location on our farm of our Lavender Boutique. Free to attend, but please RSVP to email@example.com
2023 SUMMER HOURS:
June & July Hours:
Tues-Fri: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Lavender Fields & Boutique open. Please see admission & u-pick fees above.
Sunday, June 4th: Lavender Festival (Tickets on sale Feb. 15th), 1:00-4:00. Lavender Everything!
Sundays, June 11th & 25th: Open 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM, please see admission and u-pick fees above.
New for SUMMER 2023:
Culinary Lavender Box Lunches: You may pre-order a culinary lavender box lunch 2 weeks or more prior to your visit. We have partnered with Beau Catering in Hillsborough to make Owner Karen Macdonald‘s aka “Mrs. Lavender” recipes for a wonderful treat to eat on the farm or take home. More details and ordering info on February 15th, 2023. Kid’s lunches will be available and include an interactive “Lavender Farm Pollinator Friends” card.
We do have beautiful clean restrooms available inside our main Barn.
Our main lavender fields are a short walk from our visitor parking lot and main Barn.
There is a variety of tables, chairs, and tree benches available near our Barn and fields and all are first come, first serve.
“We can’t wait to welcome you to our family farm!”
In Lavender Love,
Robert & Karen Macdonald, Owners, Lavender Oaks Farm
“Old Macdonald’s Farm Rules”
💜 Drive in and out of our farm very slowly.
💜Please walk between the lavender rows and not on the white weed fabric.
💜No Pets Allowed
💜Bring a picnic, but please take all garbage with you
💜Please respect our pollinator friends! The honey bees, bumblebees, and butterflies love our lavender plants!
💜We welcome kids, but an adult must be with them at all times. Please note our pond area is not open to the public!💜Please be patient and kind with our staff and other visitors!
💜Enjoy being in nature and leave no trace!
💜Questions: Please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what you can do with fresh cut lavender:
Dry it: Hang it upside down in a dark place such as a closet. In about 2 weeks your lavender will be dry and you can either display it, or rub the buds off the stem and use it as culinary lavender.
Display it fresh: If you put your fresh cut lavender in a vase it is best not to put water in the vase. The stem becomes moldy very quickly.
Bake or Cook with it: Fresh lavender is wonderful sprinkled on fruit, made into a simple syrup, or added to salads or soups. It is part of the mint family so is delicious in both sweet and savory dishes. A little goes a long way!
In the words of Thomas Jefferson:
“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds.”