Sequim: Where to find Celebrate Lavender Festival farms

SEQUIM — Here are the farms participating in the fifth annual Celebrate Lavender Festival in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley on Saturday and Sunday.

Cedarbrook Herb

The state’s first herb farm, which inspired the lavender industry in the Sequim area, is located south of U.S. Highway 101, just off South Sequim Avenue.

Five unique theme rooms await visitors at the 100-year-old Bell House.

The visit to Toni Anderson’s farm also will feature the Petals Garden Cafe with its menu of lavender-enhanced foods, including cheesecake, a gift shop with nearly 200 varieties of herbs, more than 40 varieties of lavender and a beer garden.

Jardin du Soleil

French for Garden of the Sun, Jardin du Soleil is located four miles north of Sequim at Eberle Road on the Dungeness Scenic Loop.

Hosts Randy and Pam Nicholson invite visitors to pick their own basket of lavender, sample lavender-flavored ice cream and purchase the farm’s lavender products.

Lost Mountain

Dennis and Jennifer Taylor will feature an old-fashioned country barbecue on their farm, located 1½ miles south of U.S. Highway 101 on Taylor Cutoff Road west of Sequim.

Visitors will also find a mini-street fair featuring arts and crafts and The Cottage gift shop housing assorted lavender products.

Olympic

Guests will find a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains as they pick their own bouquet of lavender on Steve and Mary Bolander’s farm.

Demonstrations will include still distillation and hands-on experience making lavender crafts. Master herbalists will discuss lavender for health.

Lemonade, scones and white-chocolate cheesecake — all with lavender flavor — will also be available.

Purple Haze

Located on Bell Bottom Road, south of West Sequim Bay Road, Mike and Jadyne Reichner’s farm will feature artists, entertainers and lavender plants and products.

Guests may enjoy lunch on the lawn with lavender-enhanced items including ice cream and margaritas. Massages will be offered by the pond.

Sequim Valley

Managed by Dave Knapman, the 20-acre farm is located on Schmuck Road, just south of Port Williams Road north of Sequim.

Guests will find 15 varieties of lavender for sale in plastic pots and cedar tubs while visiting demonstration gardens and greenhouses.

Catered food and beverages will also be available.

Willow

Hosts Doug and Lil Gimmestad invite guests to witness actual lavender harvesting on their farm, located south of Old Olympic Highway near Howe and Gunn roads in Agnew.

Massage, crafting demonstrations, music and refreshments will be available along with the farm’s own Weary Gardener body care products, which includes 25 varieties of lavender soap.

The Cutting Garden

Tom and Catherine Mix welcome visitors to the newest stop on the tour.

Their farm is located on Dahlia Llama Road, just off Woodcock Road, north of Sequim.

The 20-acre farm features llamas, a mule, cows and horses as well perennial gardens with a dozen varieties of lavender and assorted flowers.

Original artwork is featured in the Farmhouse Gallery.

Northwest seafood and chilled white wine will be available with a string quartet entertaining diners.

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