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The Sound of Music through the Lavender Fields

July 7th, 2017 by S3

Victor’s Lavender is part of Sequim Lavender Weekend, as the entire valley celebrates the world of lavender. For more information about weekend events go to www.visitsunnysequim.com

Music and Dance

Friday 1-5pm –  Yesango Marimba Ensemble – Port Townsend

Since 1997 Yesango Marimba Ensemble has delighted audiences with the intricate rhythms of  the Shona people of Zimbabwe. This infectious music has fans up and dancing to traditional songs and compositions by contemporary musicians, including members of Yesango.www.yesangomarimba.com

FREE Friday Barn Dance

Friday 7-10pm –  Joy in Mudville – Port Angeles – Barn Dance with Joy in Mudville!  Join us in the barn, surrounded by drying lavender, with one of our greatest bands. Food and beverages available for purchase throughout the evening. Victor and Maribel produce this free dance to thank the community for your support over the years.

Not to be missed!  Friday 7-10pm –  Joy in Mudville barn dance. Free!

Joy In Mudville combines influences from old-time bluegrass, folk, rock, country, blues, and funk. Whether an original tune, a driving barn-burner, some roots-rock or one of many Grateful Dead covers, their music is super-high-energy with tight harmonies, clever arrangements, and grooves that make you wanna bust out those dancin’ shoes. www.deadwoodrevival.com

 

Saturday  1-5pm –  Eagle Mountain String Band – Port Townsend

Eagle Mountain String Band has been bringing traditional music and Americana together for more than a dozen years.www.facebook.com/Eagle-Mountain-String-Band-602664819866980/

 

Sunday 2-3pm – Family Folk dancing with Lynne Clark

Learn simple international folk dances from Croatia, Serbia, Switzerland, Mexico, Greece and the US.

 

Sunday 3-4pm – The Dancing Grandmas

Watch the Dancing Grandmas spin to exotic Silk Road tales & fast paced Gypsy beats

On the Menu – Lavender Tamales and Lavender Sausages

June 30th, 2017 by S3

What a treat! Maribel Gonzalez is making her family recipe tamales, and of course with lavender!

Uli’s sausages in the Pike Place Market makes amazing sausages for us which we offer along with great lavender desserts.  Enjoy some lavender lemonade or bring a picnic and spread out on the farm for a personal experience.

All at Victor’s Lavender Celebration, July 21-23, 2017.  Part of Sequim Lavender Weekend 

  • Maribel’s handmade lavender tamales with chips and salsa
  • Seattle’s World Famous Uli’s Lavender Sausages, with grilled onions
  • Lavender shortbread cookies
  • Lavender ice cream
  • Lavender lemonade

Thanks to DRY Sparkling for sharing their Lavender soda with visitors to Victor’s Lavender. YUM!

Lavender Dry Soda – A very special treat from our beverage sponsor Dry Soda Co. of Seattle. 

Wine and Beer Garden

The ultimate relaxation – a glass of wine, beer, hard cider, lavender lemonade and other beverages, savoring the aromatic scent of lavender in the drying barn, enjoying the farm atmosphere, and listening to great music – heaven at Victor’s! We will be featuring Camaraderie Cellars, Olympic Cellars, Finnriver Ciders, and regional micro-brews.

Special thanks to our beverage sponsor – Dry Lavender Soda — the best!

Wine and Beer Garden

 
The ultimate relaxation – a glass of wine, beer, hard cider, lavender lemonade and other beverages, savoring the aromatic scent of lavender in the drying barn, enjoying the farm atmosphere, and listening to great music – heaven at Victor’s! We will be featuring Camaraderie Cellars, Olympic Cellars, Finnriver Ciders, and regional micro-brews, all part of the delicious Olympic Culinary Loop!

Victor has the most lavender experts on hand, ready to help!

July 14th, 2016 by S3

Lavender Experts Help You Out – We have five lavender experts on hand throughout this weekends Sequim Lavender Weekend to answer all of your questions—real time with real experts. There is no one in the valley who has this much knowledge and experience and they are ready to assist you.

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SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016 ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY!

Hours extended weekend hours:

  • Friday 9am-6pm
  • Friday 6pm-9pm Barn Dance with Joy in Mudville
  • Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm

Plants for Sale: We will have thousands of plants for sale. As one of the largest plant propagators in North America, we have the choice and selection you desire. And if you want fresh cut lavender, you can cut it in the fields, or we will cut if for you (same price) so you have the freshest lavender possible. An added bonus – terrific succulents grown and potted by Barb Landbeck.

Do you want to start a lavender farm? This is where to start. Victor’s has helped more than 300 farms throughout North America and in other countries including Morocco, Mexico???

 

Lavender Workshops featured at SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016

July 11th, 2016 by S3

SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016
ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY!
Spend Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 15-17 at Victor’s Lavender Farm!

Lavender Workshops

Friday, July 15

Noon-1:30 p.m. Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, transplanting, winter care, plant rotation
3:30-5 p.m. Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, transplanting, winter care, plant rotation

Saturday, July 16

10-11:30 a.m. Victor Gonzalez – Pests, diseases, fertilization.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Susan Harrington – Lavender is more than a color
2-3:30 p.m. Victor Gonzalez & Dr. Curt Beus – Pests, diseases, fertilization.
4-5:30 p.m. Susan Harrington – Lavender is more than a color

Sunday, July 17

11am-12:30pm Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, planting, fertilization
1-2:30 p.m. Susan Harrington – Lavender is more than a color
3-4:30 p.m. Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, planting, fertilization

 

Daily! Make Your Own Lavender Wand!

Guest Artist – Ann Marie Craig – West Bend, Wisconsin and Cindy Eriksen, a Master Gardener and beekeeper from Agnew.

Ann Marie and Cindy Ericksen will be teaching a wand-making workshop each day at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.

Each workshop lasts about 45 minutes and you will leave with new skills and your own wand! There is a $10 charge for materials.

No advance registration is necessary.

Victor offer growing tips June 23 in Port Angeles

June 15th, 2016 by S3

Read all about it!

Victor Gonzales will present tips for growing lavender on the Olympic Peninsula at noon Thursday, June 23.

The presentation will be in the county commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

It is part of the “Green Thumb Garden Tips” brown bag series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners.

Gonzales will discuss how to select a variety of lavender that is suited for drying, culinary use or the landscaping needs of the home gardener.

He will offer descriptions of best practices of planting, including soil, irrigation, sunlight and spacing requirements, and explain the right way and best time for trimming lavender plants.

He will include time in his presentation to address the audience’s specific questions about growing lavender. Full details in today’s regional news: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160615/NEWS/306159994

Just a preview of the weekend full of great Lavender educational offerings Victor and team will be presenting at the 2016 Sequim Lavender Weekend

 

 

SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016

May 4th, 2016 by S3

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Spend Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 15-17 at Victor’s Lavender Farm!

Full details for SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016

Acres and acres of Lavender at the Farm

July 18th, 2015 by S3

Visit Victor’s Lavender Farm throughout the summer and during the Sequim Lavender Weekend.

Wander back behind the store entrance and explore acres of inviting lavender fields, drying barns filled to the rafters with over 8,000 freshly cut bundles of fragrant lavender, the finest u-cut lavender in the valley, retail store shelves filled with one-of-a-kind lavender products, workshops on growing and using lavender, and more. This is the place to relax, get away from all of the vendors and get some great food (everything has lavender): Uli’s special bratwurst, biscotti, shortbread, ice cream, and lemonade!

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With a farm full of education opportunities, food and great family fun, Victor’s Lavender is your all-in-one Sequim lavender destination!

Susan Harrington to Present Lavender Workshops

July 13th, 2015 by victor

Lavender expert Susan Harrington will be presenting a workshop, Lavender is More Than a Color, at Victor’s Lavender Farm on Saturday July 18 from 11:30am-1pm, and 2:30pm-4pm as part of Sequim Lavender Weekend.

Susan Harrington, Labyrinth Hill Lavender

Harrington-Susan-L-300x300Retiring after 20 years in business management, Susan Harrington reclaimed a backyard overrun with Scotch broom and blackberries to grow a successful small-scale lavender business that has broadened into an online educational resource. Via the Internet, she took Labyrinth Hill Lavender from the Kingston Farmers Market to the New York City Ballet and throughout the country. Her workshop, “Lavender: From Soil to Sachet,” has been presented at Washington and Oregon community colleges and nurseries and is now a popular online course with students throughout the U.S. as well as 12 countries. More than 4,000 readers around the world enjoy Susan’s informative monthly newsletter, Of Labyrinths, Lavender and Love. She is a founding member of the United States Lavender Growers Association, a member of the Garden Writers Association, and a popular speaker for area garden clubs and the NW Flower and Garden Show. She was a featured speaker for the 2011 and 2015 Northwest Regional Lavender Conference, the 2012 Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute, and the 2012 Southwest Lavender Conference.

Lavender is More Than a Color

From aromatherapy to culinary delights, from medicinal treatments to housekeeping tips, lavender is unrivaled for its versatility. Whether you have one plant or one hundred, this lively presentation will provide you with simple ideas and crafty inspiration for using lavender for fragrant gifts. You may even experience a live presentation of the “almost famous” Susan L. Harrington “Patent Pending, Bud De-Nuding Device” used to process dried lavender for its fragrant buds. (You probably already have one of these in your home.)

Savor Uli’s Famous Lavender Sausages and more July 17-19!

July 12th, 2015 by victor

NewUlisLogoWhen you visit Victor’s Lavender Farm for Sequim Lavender Weekend, you will find much to enjoy on this working farm, FREE every day!  Try Uli’s Famous Sausages along with lavender biscotti, ice cream, and lemonade.

Sequim Lavender Weekend 2015

July 3rd, 2015 by Jacki

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ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY!

Spend Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 17-19 at Victor’s Lavender Farm. Victor will be here at the farm all weekend. When not conducting workshops you’ll be able to find him wandering the fields and chatting with visitors. A great opportunity to meet one of the nations foremost lavender experts. Along with Victor’s workshops (outlined below), Susan Harrington, CEO (Chief Education Officer as she likes to call it) of Labyrinth Hill Lavender will be joining us on Saturday and conducting a couple of workshops we know you will want to attend. Keep reading and we’ll tell you more about Susan.

Here’s what we have in store for you…..

Hours

Extended weekend hours Friday-Sunday 9am-6pm

Workshops

Susan’s workshops will be in the drying barn and Victor’s workshops will be out in the lavender field.

Friday, July 17
Noon-1:30 p.m.  and  4-5:30 p.m.
          Victor: propagation, transplanting, winter care, plant rotation
Saturday, July 18
10-11:30 a.m.  and  1-2:30 p.m.
          Victor: pests, diseases, fertilization.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  and  2:30-4 p.m.
          Susan Harrington: Lavender is more than a color
Sunday, July 19
Noon-1:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.
          Victor: propagation, planting, fertilization.

On the Menu

• Seattle’s World Famous Uli’s Lavender Sausages, Lavender shortbread cookies
and biscotti.
• Lavender ice cream and lavender lemonade

Music

Friday 12noon-2pm  Sarah Shea Jazz

Saturday 1-3 p.m. Sequimarimba knocks your socks off with rhythms for the whole family!

This promises to be a great weekend! Be sure to join us and sit in on our free workshops. If you are interested in lavender, growing it for fun or profit, – this is the place to be.

Pets

Your dogs are welcome on the farm as long as they are on a leash. Please clean-up after your dogs.

Visit the Drying Barn

One of the unique and amazing place to visit is the drying barn where you can see and smell more than 8,000 bundles of lavender, freshly cut from the fields. The hot weather has meant an early harvest for lavender. Also in the drying barn is a continually running slide show of Victor, his worldwide travels and experiences. (and Susan Harrington’s workshops).

More Information For Sequim Lavender Weekend:

For more information about weekend events go to www.visitsunnysequim.com

 

Now, a little about Susan Harrington for those of you who don’t already know her………

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Susan Harrington, Labyrinth Hill Lavender 

Retiring after 20 years in business management, Susan Harrington reclaimed a backyard overrun with Scotch broom and blackberries to grow a successful small-scale lavender business that has broadened into an online educational resource. Via the Internet, she took Labyrinth Hill Lavender from the Kingston Farmers Market to the New York City Ballet and throughout the country. Her workshop, “Lavender: From Soil to Sachet,” has been presented at Washington and Oregon community colleges and nurseries and is now a popular online course with students throughout the U.S. as well as 12 countries. More than 4,000 readers around the world enjoy Susan’s informative monthly newsletter, Of Labyrinths, Lavender and Love. She is a founding member of the United States Lavender Growers Association, a member of the Garden Writers Association, and a popular speaker for area garden clubs and the NW Flower and Garden Show. She was a featured speaker for the 2011 and 2015 Northwest Regional Lavender Conference, the 2012 Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute, and the 2012 Southwest Lavender Conference.

Lavender is More Than a Color

From aromatherapy to culinary delights, from medicinal treatments to housekeeping tips, lavender is unrivaled for its versatility. Whether you have one plant or one hundred, this lively presentation will provide you with simple ideas and crafty inspiration for using lavender for fragrant gifts. You may even experience a live presentation of the “almost famous” Susan L. Harrington “Patent Pending, Bud De-Nuding Device” used to process dried lavender for its fragrant buds. (You probably already have one of these in your home.)

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