I don’t know about you, but as soon as the first signs of spring begin to emerge, I start dreaming of lavender. And let’s be honest, I’m burning lavender-scented candles all winter. Lavender season in NJ is towards the end of June and it is a quick season. Here are some of the best farms in the state.
An Alice in Wonderland themed lavender farm, this is a fun place that is not to be missed. Highlights on the property include a flowering, geodesic dome; baby goats, a chicken coop, and a tiny shop (a painted traveling-salesman-esque wagon). YES, there is goat yoga, in case you were wondering! The farm also offers a ton of workshops throughout the year, from arts & crafts to tarot card reading to sound healing/lucid dreaming and more. You can book a private micro-event here too, if you wish. Think long table set with your best friends gathered around and all of the best lavender goodies surrounding you. U-pick lavender is available when you are taking the picking workshop.
A husband and wife solely run this farm, which is mainly known for its lavender and its alpacas. There are 15 lavender types available and everything in the store is handmade right on the farm. You are able to hang out with and pet & feed the alpacas while you are there– cuteness overload! This is also a birthday party, shower and wedding venue. Another bonus– this farm offers a few farm to table dinner events in the spring/summer through A Rooted Affair.
A lavender farm and family homestead, Orchard View has the primary goal of providing a place of peace to its visitors. The farm offers a variety of artisan lavender products, including teas, fresh honey and even lavender ice cream. It also an idyllic setting for artists and photographers alike to capture the beauty of the lavender fields. You can also book your wedding or special occasion here. A small admission fee is mandatory for adults and children over the age of 10. U-pick is available during the season and picnicking is encouraged.
A fun, healthy, family-friendly spot, guests are encouraged to enjoy the lavender, the animals and the farm. There are goats, chickens, and even a pony. A small admission fee is charged for everyone over 3 years old. Lavender plants can be purchased as early as April and fresh lavender bundles, as well as other lavender products, are available during the season at the farm stand. There is also an event pavilion that can be rented out for special occasions. The owners of this farm partnered with two of their children to open up a second location in Wall Township, called Allaire Lavender Farm. Fun fact: If you help weed the lavender plants for an hour, you will get store credit to purchase your own!
This farm near the Jersey Shore is NJ’s first lavender farm. Pleasant Valley prides itself on serving as a green space where people can relax, enjoy the beautiful & fragrant lavender blooms, and find an array of wonderful lavender-themed products in their gift shop. The store sells items from baked goods to cookbooks to body scrub to dried bouquets. You can also find a selection of workshops at the farm, including planting & harvesting lavender, painting wine glasses, and using lavender in the home. U-pick lavender is available towards the end of the season.
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