for the love of lavender

A look into the life of a lavender farming family.

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Location: Yamhill, Oregon, United States

Saturday, October 07, 2006

the farmers markets draw to a close

We have been doing farmers markets for 5 years now. Selling our fresh and dried Oregon lavender, lavender crafts and some assortment of garden art and other goodies we put together. We even take some of our friends handcrafts now and then. Our main market is in Astoria, Oregon but we often do the farmers market in McMinnville, Oregon too. During the height of the season we have done up to five farmers markets a week- but I admit that's a little crazy.

I was thinking as I was selling lavender at the market. This selling of lavender at markets is an ancient craft. There is mention of the use of lavender and the selling of it at markets in some very old texts. There are even songs made up about it that the seller would shout out to passers by about the attributes of lavender and all the things you can use it for. Things haven't changed much...

As we move out of farmers market season here in Oregon (the season ends when the rains begin) we move right into the holiday market season. The pace changes a little but we're still very busy. We won't slow down until after the holiday gift buying season. A gift of lavender is a great gift!

for the love of lavender...