Looking for fresh cut lavender? Lavender Ridge Farms in north Texas currently has 2 acres of this fragrant, calming herb and it is the freshest available; because you cut it yourself!
Once a strawberry and melon farm in the 20s and 30s, Lavender Ridge Farms is now a “cut your own” farm. For just $6 a bunch, you can take home a sweet, soothing bouquet of this healing herb.
Lavender is known to calm your spirit and relax you to sleep. The oil repels insects, soothes scrapes and minor burns and is an antiseptic. It is even being tested for use as treatment for Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease!
Lavender also provides a beautiful floral note to meat dishes, adds a fresh twist to lemonade and can even be added to ice cream.
Lavender Ridge Farms has a gift shop with a variety of lavender products available for purchase. Handmade soaps, culinary lavender, lavender honey, essential oils, centerpieces, garlands and beautiful wreaths are just a few items in this fun and fragrant store.
Hungry upon arrival? Lavender Ridge offers box lunches laced with lavender. Lavender honey chicken salad, lavender lemon cookies and lavender lemonade are perfect treats for a picnic.
Next to one of the lavender fields under the shade trees is a row of picnic tables; the perfect place to feast.
If you cannot make it to north Texas but want to shop at the farm, check out the Lavender Ridge Farms Web site. Go to www.lavenderridgefarms.com to look through the online catalog and begin shopping!
Lavender Ridge Farms is located in north Texas on 2391 County Road 178 in Gainesville and is open Friday-Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. through July. Call 940-665-6938 for more information and lavender availability.
Texas is known for hospitality and friendly people, and the owners of this farm are no exception. So plan a trip out to Lavender Ridge Farms for a superb lavender experience!