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…

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.

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…

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…

Lavender Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients Cake: 1/2 cup room temp butter 2 eggs 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp dried lavender 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup honey 1 tsp vanilla 2/3 cup milk Frosting: 8…

Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients 1 Tbsp. dried or 3 Tbsp fresh culinary lavender 1 cup sugar  1 cup water 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (5-6 lemons) 4 cups water Instructions To make the simple syrup,  simmer the sugar and water and stir…

Roasted Vegetables with Herbes de Provence

Roasted Vegetables with Herbes de Provence Amy Morris, Oregon Lavender Association   2 fresh parsnips peeled 1 small bag of multi-colored fingerling potatoes 1 small bag of baby carrots 2 fresh beets peeled 1 bulb of garlic 1 onion 3…

Tips for soil amendment

Pam Baker, Little Lavender Farm One of the reasons we love lavender is that it is not a fussy, demanding plant.  However, there are a few things that we can do to make our lavenders happy, and amending our soil…

Little Lavenders for the Landscape

Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery As spring approaches we get anxious to start planting our garden!  In March, we have time to plan which lavenders we want to add or replace in our garden.  In late March and into April…

Lavender Variety in the Landscape

Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery   If you are planning to incorporate lavender into your garden this year, consider adding a variety of lavenders to add interest and fragrance to your garden all year long.  Even when they are not…

Lavenders in the Landscape

Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery    Winter is a perfect time to start planning a lavender garden. Lavenders can be planted alone, or different varieties of lavender can be grown together. Lavender plants can also be combined with other annual…

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Roasted Vegetables with Herbes de Provence

Roasted Vegetables with Herbes de Provence Amy Morris, Oregon Lavender Association   2 fresh parsnips peeled 1 small bag of multi-colored fingerling potatoes 1 small bag of baby carrots 2 fresh beets peeled 1 bulb of garlic 1 onion 3…

Pan Crusted Salmon with Lavender

Pan Crusted Salmon with Lavender Nancy Miller, Helvetia Lavender Farm   2 1/2 lbs fillet of salmon  1 lemon 1 t Herbes de Provence 1/2 t dried culinary lavender buds  1/2 c finely ground pecans Salt and pepper to taste…

Lavender Lemon Thyme Cookies

 Lavender Lemon Thyme Cookies Melissa Van Hevelingen, Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery   Preheat oven to 400 degrees 1 c butter 1 1/2 c lavender sugar (See below) 1 T dried culinary lavender buds 2 eggs 2 3/4 c sifted flour…

Lavender Honey Milk Steamer

Lavender Honey Milk Steamer Amy Morris, Oregon Lavender Association 4 c whole milk 4 t dried culinary lavender buds 3 T honey 1/4 t vanilla extract To infuse the lavender: In a small saucepan, heat the milk and lavender over…

Fruit or Berry Lavender Crisp

Fruit or Berry Lavender Crisp Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery   2 T unsalted butter 6 c fresh, seasonal fruit or berries, or a combination 1 T dried culinary lavender buds 1/3 c honey, (lavender honey, if not using lavender…

Language of Lavender

This section is intended to help you understand specific words or phrases used by lavender enthusiasts that appear in various places on the website. Buds: usually refers to flower buds from plants within the Lavandula augustifolia or Lavandula x intermedia…

Oregon Lavender Farms Photo Gallery

OLA PHOTO CONTEST GALLERY Click the thumbnail of each photo below to enlarge it. Then, you can use the controls at the bottom of the image to view all the images, enlarge, or view as a slide show.  

Herbal Moth Sachets

Herbal Moth Sachets Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery Herbal moth sachets are a nice alternative to chemicals and moth balls. They are a natural way of repelling moths from your wool clothes, blankets and yarn. Some of the most fragrant…

Lavender Thumbprint Cookies

Lavender Thumbprint Cookies with OLA Marionberry Lavender Seedless Preserves Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery   1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened ½ cup granulated lavender sugar 2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cup unbleached white flour ½…

Blueberry Lavender Cake

Blueberry Lavender Cake Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery   4 oz (1 stick) butter 1 c granulated, lavender sugar (reserve 1 T to use later) 2 eggs 1 c flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder 1 c fresh blueberries  …

Herbs de Provence

Herbes de Provence Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery   In France, the composition of this special herb blend varies from household to household. It may contain as few as five or as many as eleven different herbs. Thyme is always…

Recipes from the 2015 OLA Guide

Oregon Lavender Association’s Marionberry Lavender Seedless Preserves This jam is a delicious combination of Oregon grown, seedless Marionberries infused with lavender buds from an OLA member’s farm. Enjoy trying the culinary uses listed here, or create your own favorite uses.…

Pruning Lavender

Pruning Lavender is Essential 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…

Lavender in the Garden

Lavender in the Garden Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery Lavender is a beautiful plant for just about any garden. It does require full sun and dry conditions to thrive. Lavender is a drought tolerant plant, once it is established, it…

Growing Lavender in Oregon

Tips for Growing Lavender in the Pacific Northwest These tips do not apply to every growing situation or climate in Oregon.   Plant lavenders in full sun so they receive at least 6 to 8 hours of sun a day.…

How to Make Lavender Wands

Materials: 18 or 22 stems of fresh lavender at least 12 inches long. The longer, the better. 7 feet of ¼ inch wide satin or other non-fraying ribbon. Strip the leaves and lateral spikes from the stem. Since the flexibility of…

Follow the Bloom

April-May The first lavenders to bloom are (Lavandula stoechas) cultivars, sometimes called Spanish lavender. They begin blooming in late April and May. This lavender is primarily used as a drought tolerant landscape plant. They can be seen blooming at various…