Monday, June 27, 2016

Artists, Crafters and So Much More

Take a look at some of the work by a few of the artists and crafter's that will be participating in this years Finger Lakes Lavender Festival.







Dickman Farms Greenhouse & Garden Center will be selling Lavender Plants and other Herbs.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2016 Schedule and Activities

Festival Hours:  
Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th
9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Free Admission and Parking
Sorry, NO PETS allowed due to insurance reasons.
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Cut-Your-Own Lavender ($5/ bunch)
Our expert volunteers will demonstrate how and where to cut your own bouquet.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Artists and Crafters will be offering unique products from handcrafted jewelry, handmade wooden bowl, pottery, artistic landscapes, photography and so much more.  Shop Lockwood Lavender Farm's, Lavender Market offering all-natural lavender and honey products.

Saturday, July 9th

11:00a.m. Graham Ottoson, Queen of Gourdlandia, will share tips on cultivation of this amazing vegetable, and demonstrate some of the steps in turning gourds into vessels.

12:00p.m. Tim Connolly from Skaneateles Hops will discuss the process of growing hops.  Hops are a perennial herb used in the flavoring and preservation of beer.  Hops give beer and ales their characteristic bitterness and aroma.

1:00p.m.  Lavender 101:  Your guide to planting, caring and harvesting lavender by Lockwood Lavender Farm owner, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood.

2:00p.m.  Lavender Oil Distilling Demonstration by Lockwood Lavender Farm owners, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood and Gary Lockwood

3:00p.m.  Sheep Shearing Demonstration by Gary Lockwoodowner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a Wool Spinning Demonstration by Marilee Williams.

Sunday, July 10th

10:00a.m. Chef Don Agate from Oat and Vine in the Springside Inn, Auburn, NY will prepare Succulent Maine Mussels Sautéed with Lavender, Shallots, Chardonnay and Butter.

11:00a.m. Kate Ward from Dickman Farms Greenhouses and Garden Center will present  Bunches of Blossoms: Growing a Cutting and Edible Garden:  Learn how to select and combine a team of plants to build a beautiful and bountiful cutting garden.  She’ll share a few tidbits about cultivating some tasty floral treats too.  All levels of interest and experience are invited to listen in!

12:00p.m.  Gail Baker presents:  Bees and Monarchs
Thanks to bee keepers and monarch societies the danger of losing our pollinators is decreasing. What can you do to help this cause by bringing bees and butterflies into your home garden?

1:00p.m.  Lavender 101:  Your guide to planting, caring and harvesting Lavender by Lockwood Lavender Farm owner, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood.

2:00p.m.  Lavender Oil Distilling: Demonstration by Lockwood Lavender Farm owners, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood and Gary Lockwood

3:00p.m.  Sheep Shearing Demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a Wool Spinning Demonstration by Marilee Williams.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2016 Poster

We are so excited to announce the official poster for the 2016 Finger Lakes Lavender Festival.  The poster will be on sale during the festival July 9th and 10th.  Check back for more information on presentations during the festival.



Monday, March 28, 2016

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Information

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2016

Lockwood Lavender Farm will kick off the 9th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival on Saturday, July 9th & Sunday, July 10th!  Located at Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY this free admission 2 day event will be from 9am to 5pm. 
•U-Pick Lavender Bouquets
•Enjoy culinary delights and the work of local artists and hand-crafters.
•Shop our lavender market. 
 •Attend presentations from featured speakers and so much more. 
    
 We are thanking you in advance for your continued support of our family farm!

Check our website for a schedule of the presentations. www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com
            
Festival activities occur outdoors rain or shine.  Dress casually to ensure your comfort.  Lockwood Farm is a working farm with unpaved pathways. It is accessible, but there is uneven terrain on the grounds and in the fields. 

Directions to Lockwood Farm:  From the village of Skaneateles take Kane Road/41A.  Continue south on West Lake Road/41A 8 miles.  Past the hamlet of Mandana, we are the first farm past fire lane 50 on the left hand side.
                                   
Finger Lakes Lavender Festival • www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com

Lockwood Lavender Farm • 1682 West Lake Road • Skaneateles, New York 
• 315-685-5369

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2015 Schedule/Activites

Festival Hours:  
Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th
9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Free Admission and Parking

Saturday, July 11th

·9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Cut-your-own lavender ($5/ bunch)
Our expert volunteers will demonstrate how and where to cut your own bouquet.

·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Artists and Crafters will be offering unique products from handcrafted jewelry,  handmade wooden bowl, pottery, artistic landscapes, baskets and so much more.  Shop Lockwood Lavender Farm's, Lavender Market offering all-natural lavender and honey products.

10:00 a.m.  Chef, Austin Johnson from the historic 1899 Kreb's Restaurant a popular landmark in Skaneateles will join us this year.  He will demonstrate a creation on his dessert menu, Lime curd and lavender panna cotta with strawberry granita and lavender dusted tapioca chip.
We are extremely happy to welcome to Austin to the Skaneateles area and Lockwood Lavender Farm.  His resume includes the highly acclaimed restaurant The Nomad in NYC (3 stars NY Times, and 1 star Michelin, and is rated the 68th best restaurant in the world) and previously cooked at legendary Eleven Madison Park (5th best restaurant in the world, 3 stars Michelin, 4 stars NY Times).

·11:00 a.m. Matthew Rice from Finger Lake Forge will share skills of his craftmanship.
Matthew's journey towards becoming a successful farrier and blacksmith began with an apprenticeship when he was just 16 years old. He apprenticed for three years, building a solid foundation of skill and knowledge in the art of farriers and blacksmithing. Then in the spring of 2011, he attended  Heartland Horseshoeing School, one of the very best schools for farriers in the country where heI received 16 weeks of formal training and classwork in the trade. Directly after graduating, he founded Finger Lakes Forge and certified exam through the American Farriers Association.   He works at the anvil in his shop, forging out traditional and more modern blacksmithing pieces and shoe horses thoughout the local area.

·12:00 p.m. Master Gardener, Gail Baker from Cornell Cooperative Extension 

Will present:  Beyond Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
What is an herb? An herb is defined as any plant having a fleshy stem that dies back at the end of the growing season!

·1:00 p.m. Lavender - The Nose Knows
Presented by Lockwood Lavender Farm owner, Karen and Gary Lockwood
Nose Training:  Capture the unique difference between lavender essential oil.  Not all lavender varieties smell alike.  This workshop is a great opportunity to understand the components of the cultivars.

·2:00 p.m.  Lavender Oil Distilling Demonstration by Lockwood Lavender Farm owners, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood and Gary Lockwood

·3:00 Sheep Shearing Demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a Wool Spinning Demonstration by Marilee Williams.

Sunday, July 12th

·9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Cut-your-own lavender ($5/ bunch)
Our expert volunteers will demonstrate how and where to cut your own bouquet.

·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Artists and Crafters will be offering unique products from handcrafted jewelry, handmade wooden bowl, pottery, artistic landscapes, baskets and so much more.  Shop Lockwood Lavender Farm, Lavender Market offering all-natural lavender and honey products.

·11:00 a.m.  Master Gardener, Doreen Todrov will present "Herbs in Colonial Times"  How did early settlers make use of garden herbs for their everyday needs? This talk explains how herbs were used and prepared in earlier times. Examples of many herbs and their uses are discussed. 

·12:00 a.m.  Meet Dr. Sara Robinson, D.V.M., C.V.A., from Bright Sky Veterinary AcupunctureIn this presentation, Dr. Robinson will discuss the history of veterinary acupuncture, its anatomic basis, and the location of  points on the twelve regular channels.  She will then focus upon the many conditions acupuncture can treat in animals, as sole therapy, or in conjunction with Western treatments. 
Dr. Sara W. Robinson is a 1999 graduate of Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, who is also certified to practice acupuncture by the prestigious Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Reddick, Florida.  She sees her training in Eastern medicine as a complement to her knowledge of Western medicine. 
She is proud to offer her professional services to feline and canine patients at her office in an historic building in downtown Ithaca.  Having returned to the Chi Institute this winter and spring for further training, in equine acupuncture, she is pleased to now offer her services for horses.  When not at work, Dr. Robinson enjoys riding her 29-year-old (still jumping!) Connemara pony hunter, Hideaway’s Irish Eyes, and spending time with her three toy breed dogs, and one cat, named Gigi.

·1:00 p.m. Lavender - The Nose Knows
Presented by Lockwood Lavender Farm owner, Karen and Gary Lockwood
Nose Training:  Capture the unique difference between lavender essential oil.  Not all lavender varieties smell alike.  This workshop is a great opportunity to understand the components of the cultivars. 

·2:00 p.m. Lavender Oil Distilling Demonstration by Lockwood Lavender Farm owners, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood and Gary Lockwood

·3:00 p.m. Sheep Shearing Demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a Wool Spinning Demonstration by Marilee Williams.
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