VISIT OUR FARM

2021 Lavender Season

Visiting Guidelines

May 22nd – July 31st, 2021:

Admission Fee is $5.00 per person ages 12 and up. Pay upon arrival at Farm Shoppe with cash, credit card, or Venmo us @Lavenderoaks-farm

💜Closed: 6/17-6/21

💜Open:

6/22 – 6-/24: 1:00-4:00

6/25: 11:00-2:00

6/27 1:00-3:00

💜Limited plants available to for U-Pick!

💜Bring your own scissors!

💜Stop in our Farm Shoppe for instructions 💜$10 for 15 stems

💜Please do not arrive early!

💜We’ll try to let everyone go home with a little fresh lavender today, but we appreciate your patience & understanding if it’s only a few sprigs!

💜Remember: We practice “Leave no trace” so whatever food/drinks you bring into our farm you will carry out including your garbage!

💜The pollinators are out in full force in our fields, so please do not swat or bat at our honey bees, bumblebees, or butterflies! They are quite mesmerizing to behold!

💜 Tips for Visiting:
✨ALWAYS check our website BEFORE driving to our Farm to see if we are open!
✨ Drive in/out SLOWLY 
✨ $5 Admission, 12 years and older, exact cash is faster
✨ Families of 4 or more: $15
✨ Active Duty Military Families: Free
✨ NO PETS ALLOWED 
✨ NO SMOKING!
✨ Respect the Bees pollinating!
✨ Limited outdoor seating available 
✨ Spread out! 
✨ Bring a picnic, take your garbage!
✨ No restaurant on our farm!
✨Yes, we have restrooms 
✨ Stay with your child! PLEASE 
✨ Walk on paths, not plants. 
✨ Be still and listen to nature.
✨ Visit our Farm Shoppe 🥰
       (Credit cards accepted)
✨ Be prepared to come back if it’s too crowded! Weekdays are quieter! 
✨ Remember this is our HOME! 
✨We are so grateful to see you!

We DO NOT have a restaurant or sell food or drinks on our farm. You may bring a picnic, but please take all garbage with you when you leave.

“Old Macdonald’s Farm Rules”

Remember we live on our farm so we are sharing our home with you!

Always check this page or our Social Media (FB and Instagram) for closings due to inclement weather.

Be kind to every person on our farm!

Spread out!

Respect other visitors!

NO PETS ALLOWED!

DO NOT cut any lavender without permission from Mrs. Lavender!

If it’s crowded, come back another day!

Walk between lavender rows and stay off the white weed fabric.

Follow our posted signs for closed areas.

We are a NO SMOKING Farm!

We practice “Leave no trace” – what you bring into our farm (picnic items) please bring out including all your garbage!

Share our fields with our Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, Butterflies that enjoy or lavender. Please do not swat or bat at them.

Close the restroom doors when exiting.

Stay on the paths, and off the rock walls.

Be still, listen, breathe, and let our beautiful forest surround you with all the amazing nature!

New Lavender

Be patient! We are refreshing some lavender plants this summer so this season is bountiful but not as robust!

Lavender Oaks Farm Shoppe

We appreciate you visiting our Farm Shoppe and supporting our family farm! We prefer credit cards for payment, but accept cash too.. We sell our handmade lavender apothecary and culinary products.

Masks

As of May 14th, 2021, the NC mask mandate has been lifted for indoor and outdoor activities. Please enjoy our farm mask-free if you choose to do so!

We kindly ask that you NOT visit our farm if you have been diagnosed with COVID within 14 days of your visit, or have been around anyone with COVID OR SYMPTOMS OF COVID.

U-Cut Lavender:

We will begin allowing a small handful of guests to cut some of our blooming lavender on June 13th. Please understand we use our lavender to create our handmade products, so until we know how much lavender will bloom we can not guarantee that all visitors will be able to cut some fresh lavender, but we’ll do our best to have some ready for you in our Farm Shoppe. 

Inclement Weather:

We must close our farm during inclement weather, so please ALWAYS check our website or social media stories for any closures due to weather.

Entering our Farm:

Please DO NOT ENTER our Farm if we are not open even if our front gates are open. We frequently leave our gates open for appointments, private events, tours, or deliveries, and since we live on our farm we hope you’ll respect our privacy and not enter if we are closed to visitors. 

Please see our “Farm Events” page for info on our next Culinary Lavender & Wine Dinner. Our next dinner on Sunday, June 27th, 2021 is sold out. We will post our Fall dinner date in July. We are so excited to welcome you back for this incredible event.

We suggest following us on our social media for daily posts of our latest events and life on Lavender Oaks Farm.

We would love to schedule your group of 10 or more for one of our “Lavender Lunch & Learn Tours.” Dates are sold out for summer 2021, but we are taking reservations for fall and winter 2021.

Please email Karen at Karen@lavenderoaks.farm for more information.

It’s been a tough time for all during COVID and we wish you good health, happiness, and we can’t wait to welcome you back to our farm for fresh air, beautiful nature, and all the lavender love!

Wedding Tours/Special Events: Email Karen at Karen@lavenderoaks.farm to arrange a private in-person tour. Pricing and more info may be found on our “Weddings” page. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our family lavender farm when it is safe to do so.

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.” 

Here’s what you can do with fresh cut lavender:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Bake or Cook with it: Fresh lavender is wonderful sprinkled on fruit, made into a simple syrup, or added to salads or soups.