Tuesday, July 2, 2013

6th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Poster For Sale

Just a remind that the proceeds from the sale of our 6th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival poster will be donated to the American Red Cross this year.  With the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the Tornadoes in Oklahoma and the floods in New York State they sure could use our support.  Thank you in advance for your help.  A BIG thank you to Plank Road Magazine for sponsoring this event and poster contest!!  Pick up your copy during the lavender festival.

The poster on sale does not have the festival details.  
$15.00 each

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Presenters and Workshop Schedule

Saturday, July 13th & Sunday, July 14th
9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Free Admission and Parking

Saturday, July 13th
·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cut-your-own lavender bouquet ($5/ bunch)

·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Artists 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. Visit with Marcellus Beekeeper, Richard Linck and learn the basics of beekeeping and see his observation hive and beekeeping equipment.

·11:00 a.m. Charlene Dahl, Aromatherapist from Mirbeau Inn and Spa.  Charlene will discuss the benefits and uses of lavender and other essential oils therapeutically.

·12:00 p.m. "Make Your Own Lavender Wand" (on-site reservation only, material included; $5.00/person).


·1:00 p.m. 
Local Executive Chef, Steve Landon will demonstrate a Lockwood Lavender Farm Honey and Lavender brined Chicken Breast.

·2:00 p.m. Sheep shearing demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a wool spinning demonstration by Marilee Williams.

·3:00 p.m. Lavender Oil Distilling Demonstration by Lockwood Lavender Farm owner, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood



Sunday, July 14th
·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cut-your-own lavender bouquet ($5/ bunch)

·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Artists 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. Laurel Sterling, RD, CDN from Natur-Tyme,  presents "Stress And Your Health"
She will enlighten us with healthy ways to replenish our bodies during those stressful times, which will include foods, herbs and supplements.

·12:00 p.m. "Make Your Own Lavender Wand" (on-site reservation only, material included; $5.00/person).

·1:00 p.m. Local Executive Chef, Steve Landon will demonstrate a Lockwood Lavender Farm Honey and Lavender brined Chicken Breast.

·2:00 p.m. Sheep shearing demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a wool spinning demonstration by Marilee Williams.

·3:00 p.m. Carol Watson from Carol Watson Greenhouse in La Fayette will demonstrate edible garden 
containers.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Welcome Executive Chef, Stephen Landon to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival



Please help us welcome Executive Chef, Stephen Landon to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Saturday, July 13th at 1:00.  Stephen will demonstrating a glazed Lockwood Lavender Farm Honey and Lavender brined Chicken Breast.

Landon’s love of food began when he was just 10 years old and spending summers at the family farm nestled in the Litchfield Hills of his native Connecticut where he would spend days with the gardener learning every vegetable and care for the farm’s chickens.  A passionate supporter of the farm-to-table concept, Landon uses local Finger Lakes produce, meats, cheeses and other fresh farm products. Incorporating those fresh ingredients and his own twist on comfort food.

Landon brings an entrepreneurial bent and more than 25 years of experience. Most recently, he and his wife, Allyson Landon, owned and operated the award-winning Persimmons Bistro & Tea Room in Landrum, South Carolina for five years. He also assisted in the opening of The Café in Washington Depot, Connecticut, which received three out of four stars from Connecticut Magazine, as well as numerous country clubs and star-rated bistros and inns from Damariscotta, MA to Carolina.

Landon was already an accomplished chef by the time he applied to the Culinary Institute of America at age 25. While pursuing his degree, he worked under the tutelage of Octavio Becerra, chef for the Patina Corporation at The Hotel Jerome in Aspen. 

The young chef’s enrollment at CIA was inspired by a 10-year turn, beginning in 1980, when he accepted a position at Jardine’s in Greenwich, CT at the age of 14.  At just 21 years of age, Landon was named executive chef of Jonathan’s Restaurant in Washington Depot, culminating seven years learning the ropes in restaurant and hotel kitchens in his home state of Connecticut, including the Crown Plaza in Stamford and as chef at the Silo Cooking School and Store in New Milford, where he collaborated with Ruth and Skitch Henderson on the Seasons in the Country cookbook.  The position also gave him the opportunity to hone his craft alongside culinary legends including Jacques Pepin, Guiliano Bugialli, one of Italy’s top chefs, Albert Kumin, Perla Meyers and Madeleine Kamman, producer of top master chefs.

Landon co-produced Gourmet Thyme, a television show that promotes local farming and using farmers’ ingredients in day-to-day operations.  Landon resides in Skaneateles with his wife, daughter and son.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2013 Poster Winner is...

The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival committee is honored to announce a beautiful oil on canvas painting by Syracuse artist, Karen Burns as the official 2013 Finger Lakes Lavender Festival artwork.
Karen has been painting and exhibiting her work for over 30 years.  For the last decade, she has been working in oils and watercolors, specifically focusing on the natural beauty found in upstate New York.  Most recently, she's been exploring the infinite variations of green that make up our unique landscape.  Her work coalesces around color, light, the changing seasons of the Northeast, a certain time of day or night, rich textures and surprising shapes.
Burns has also worked as a graphic artist and illustrator, designing logos, posters, magazines and books.  Her paintings and sculptures can be found in collections throughout the Northeast.  She currently lives in Syracuse, NY.  Recent shows include the gallery at Baltimore Woods in Marcellus, NY and the Made in NY exhibition at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY 

Congratulations Karen!



The proceeds from the sale of the poster during the festival will be donated to the American Red Cross.  Karen will be available to sign her poster during the festival. The painting will appear in the summer issue of Plank Road Magazine.

We want to thank everyone who participated in this years contest.  The talented artists have made it difficult  for the festival committee to pick one winner year after year.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Volunteers Needed!

 As we celebrate our 6th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival, the festival can’t happen without a great group of volunteers.  Last year the festival welcomed over 3000 visitors to the festival and because we expect the event to be bigger and better we know we will receive more visitors in 2013.  The festival is a two-day event with many opportunities for volunteers to find a time that fits their schedule.  Volunteers are the heart and soul of the festival and we treasure you!!



Volunteers Training

As a volunteer you will be giving directions, information on our demonstrations and workshops, help with parking and road crossing, taking payment for u-pick bouquets and instructions on cutting and drying lavender.  You'll meet people young and old, share stories and information about our farm and the Finger Lakes region, training will be provided. 

Be part of something big and join us for the most fun you will have all summer!

For more information contact us at lockwoodfarm@aol.com
 or call Karen at 315-685-5369






Wednesday, April 24, 2013

We welcome Vermont Harvest Folk Art by Doreen Frost to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival

We are very excited to have Doreen Frost from Vermont Harvest Folk Art as one of our vendors to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival. Check out her website of beautiful mohair Teddy Bears & Animals. We will be highlighting more of our artist as we get closer to the festival on July 13th & 14th.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Poster Contest Winner Is...

Congratulations to Karen Burns!

Karen Burns from Syracuse is this years winner of the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Poster Contest.  Her oil on canvas painting of a lavender field is beautiful.  We look forward to seeing it on advertising for the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Posters and T-Shirts.  The poster and a bio will be posted soon.  You can find information about Karen and her art work on her website.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Poster Contest

We want to thank everyone who participated in the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Poster Contest this year. We have received a record breaking number of beautiful paintings and drawings. Entrees had been sent to the steering committee for judging and the winner will be announced on Monday, April 8th.  



Sunday, January 13, 2013

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Art Poster Contest


Calling All Artists!
Sixth Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Art Poster Contest

 Lockwood Lavender Farm is calling all artists to submit “LAVENDER” themed artwork for the 6th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival official poster.   The poster contest is open to artists within the Finger Lakes and Central New York Region. Artwork should focus on lavender to represent this annual event on its posters, postcards, website and t-shirt and press releases. It will also be featured in the summer issue of Plank Road Magazine, this year’s sponsor. The proceeds from the sale of the poster during the festival will be donated to the Red Cross.
For inspiration and details please visit our website at: www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com.

The winning artist will receive:
·$100 cash prize.
· Poster will be featured in Plank Road Magazine.
·A copy of the finished poster and festival t-shirt.
·Artwork and artist biography will be displayed at Lockwood Lavender Farm.
·An opportunity to a poster signing during the Lavender Festival.
· Featured on the lavender festival website www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com.

The application, rules and requirements will be on our website: www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com or call Lockwood Lavender Farm 315-685-5369. This year’s deadline for submission is April 5, 2013. Winning poster will be announced by April 8, 2013.

This is a unique opportunity for the winner to have their work be seen by visitors attending the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival and subscribers of Plank Road Magazine. The 2012 event had over 3000 visitors.   This year’s event will be held Saturday, July 13th & Sunday, July 14th.

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival • www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com

Lockwood Lavender Farm • 1682 West Lake Road • Skaneateles, New York 

Last years winner was Christy Lemp

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