Monday, February 28, 2011

Celebrate the Essence of Lavender

The fourth annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival will be held at Lockwood Lavender Farm, located at 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, New York. The 2-day event will take place on Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th, from 9a.m. to 5 p.m.

•Stroll through fragrant fields.

•Harvest your own bouquet of fresh lavender.

•Enjoy culinary delights and the work of local artists and hand-crafters.

•Speak to experts on growing and cultivating lavender and make your own lavender wands.

Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension will answer your gardening questions.

Cooking demonstration with author, chef and co-owner of Moosewood Restaurant, David Hirsch.  

Demonstrations on how to spin wool, felting and shearing sheep.
Take a treasure hunt with the  entire family. Its fun, its free, and it is continuous throughout the day.    There's even a prize for those who complete the hunt!

With just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Lavender Festival is a perfect day in the country.   Not only is this event a celebration of all the wonders of lavender, but also an event that knits together local, talented artisans and food.  Workshops will be held on how to care and enjoy your lavender at 10:00am. Crafting with lavender (material cost is $5.00) will be held at 2:00pm both days.  Check our website for details on the times of our other demonstrations. The festival offers outstanding photographic opportunities throughout the grounds and at the workshops.
Lockwood Farm is a 120 acre family owned farm tucked in the beautiful hills overlooking Skaneateles Lake. We grow 18 varieties of lavender and offer "U-Pick" for the flowers during the summer and lovely soap, lotions, creams and aromatherapy products for your purchase. We are excited to be developing our farm for the enjoyment of our guests.
Festival activities occur outdoors rain or shine.  Dress casually to ensure your comfort.  Lockwood Lavender 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 Lavender 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.
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