Lavender Northwest

Meet the Farmer: Janna Ellings

  If you’ve ever been driving out in the country around Newberg, you might have run across Chehalam Flats Farm Market with its beautiful fields of lavender and cute red farm store. It’s such a nice surprise, and even nicer…

Meet the farmer: Marilyn Kosel

Original Publication: February (2018) edited to update time references to 2022. Marilyn Kosel might be considered the “godmother” of Oregon lavender. Not only is she the creative force behind Wayward Winds Lavender Farm in Newberg, but she also helped start…

When to Harvest Your Lavender

by Pam Baker, Little Lavender Farm When should I harvest my lavender? This is a question I often get asked, and it really depends on what you want to do with the lavender you are harvesting. If you are harvesting…

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Pruning Lavender: An Essential Step 

By Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery In my experience, I have found that pruning lavender plants in the spring and summer, and lightly in September, helps them to look and grow better over a longer period of time. This has…

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Growing Lavender in Containers 

  by Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery There are a number of lavender varieties that can be grown in containers and left outside all year without protection in the winter months in regions that have mild winters. In general, the…

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Organic Spittle Bug Treatments

  by Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery In the late spring and early summer, around the same time as the lavender stems and flower spikes begin to form and grow tall, and when the lavender plants begin to show color,…

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Chocolate Lavender Bars!

Many of our member farms will be carrying our Lavender Northwest Chocolate Bar starting in May 2022. For you chocoholics, you can see Aaron, the chocolatier, and Zion, the grower from B&B Lavender, talking about developing the right formula. Watching…

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Drinks with Lavender

Make delicious drinks with lavender using recipes from the 2022 Brochure! You can find the brochure that has all of these drinks at many of our member farms and businesses.

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QUICK-CHECK: Lavender in the News March 2022

QUICK-CHECK: Lavender in the News March 2022 ADVERSE LAVENDER ASSOCIATION IN THE NEWS: A lethal bacterial disease linked to an imported product branded under Better Homes and Gardens featuring “Lavender” among its components. PRODUCT: Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil…

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Lavender & Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter, at room temperature 1.5 sticks 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar packed 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar 1 Egg at room temperature 2 tsp Vanilla extract 2 cups All-Purpose Flour 2 tsp Cornstarch 1 tsp Baking Soda…