Time to Smell the Flowers

DSC_0029Driving up to Marilyn and Brad Shaver’s land at the top of the Chehalem Ridge in Newberg provides some wonderful valley views but once you get on to their property the environment provides a different viewpoint. Wayward Winds Lavender Farm is 12.5 acres of partially wooded land with a serene sense of seclusion, yet very close to town. DSC_0027

Marilyn is enjoying seeing the farm mature as she propagates new lavender plants in her greenhouse and plans for phased in plantings in her fields. DSC_0021Lavender plants live about 12 years but are the most productive from year three through eight. The oldest plants on this farm are now about three years old and there are fields ready for future plantings.DSC_0012

Most of the plants at Wayward Winds are the Lavendula Grosso variety because of its adaptability to the area’s climate and its oil production. Marilyn distills the oil to produce her lavender product line which includes lotions, soaps, and much more.  Wayward Winds also grows Lavandula angustifolia for culinary purposes.DSC_0011

The Oregon Lavender Festival is held the second weekend of July in Yamhill.  Open for the Lavender Festival Saturday, July 12th, 10AM to 6PM and Sunday, July 13th, 10AM to 5PM

Lotions and potions and hand made soap; natural ingredients to help you cope. Fresh and dried lavender, the aroma so fine; gift ideas to make you shine! We are your premier handcrafter of all things lavender. Experience our fine pampering products and culinary delights. From luscious lotions and finely crafted soap to delectable edibles, if it can be made with this magical herb, we do it. We make custom products, too! Our years of experience have resulted in amazing creations; just ask one of our many happy customers. Visit our booths at the Yamhill Lavender Festival July 12-13. See everything lavender you have imagined, and some things you haven’t.  At the Yamhill Lavender Festival: From Hwy 47 in Yamhill, turn East on 3rd St. From Hwy 240 in Yamhill, turn South on Hwy 47 and East on 3rd St.

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Wayward Winds Lavender farm products can also be found at NW Foods and Gifts in McMinnville.

If you would like to visit us outside of Festival weekend, please contact us to make an appointment. Look for the farm to be open in 2015! Wayward Winds Lavender — we’re naturally good.

Wayward Winds Lavender Farm                       https://www.facebook.com/WaywardWindsLavender http://www.waywardwindslavender.com/

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About creationsbybg

Beth and Graham met online almost 20 years ago and married in 2007. Planning for retirement has included finding more time to play again and creativity is blooming. Now that we have moved to Oregon our time is split between exploring and creative endeavors. What fun! Following several years enmeshed in the local food movement in West Virginia and active involvement in the establishment and running of a year-round indoor local food market, visiting farms and telling consumers about them is a work of joy.
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One Response to Time to Smell the Flowers

  1. Gunta says:

    I need to check this out. My favorite handmade lavender soap made locally seems to have gone defunct.

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