SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 21-23, 2017

ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY!

Victor & Maribel Gonzalez Welcome You To Our Family Farm

The whole valley is beautiful on Sequim Lavender Weekend but there is a unique experience waiting for you at Victor’s Lavender Farm! This working lavender farm is known throughout the world…he’s the farmer who supplies the other farms with gorgeous lavender…and Victor and his professional staff will be here not only help you pick out your plants, but to show you how to care for and grow robust lavender at your home or at your new lavender farm.  Workshops, lavender products, music, food, and one of the most knowledgeable farmers in the country…this is the place to be. Spend the day with the “family” of Victor and Maribel Gonzalez and enjoy our hospitality, friendship, and knowledge.

THIS IS WHY VICTOR’S IS THE DESTINATION THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE TOTAL LAVENDER EXPERIENCE!

Hours

Don’t miss Friday night’s “Joy In Mudville” Barn Dance!

Extended weekend hours:

  • Friday 10am-10pm —  Barn Dance with Joy in Mudville 7pm-10pm
  • Saturday-Sunday 10am-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.

Learning

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 North America’s foremost lavender experts. Along with Victor’s workshops, Susan Harrington, CEO (Chief Education Officer as she likes to call it) of Labyrinth Hill Lavender will be joining us all weekend.

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 and Mexico.

Lavender Experts Help You Out

We have lavender experts on hand throughout the 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. 

Drying Barn

We have one of the only drying barns in the valley where you can wander in and smell more than 6,000 hanging bundles – there is nothing like this smell to capture your senses! (and come to the Friday night barn dance and party under the lavender).

FREE Friday Barn Dance

Friday 7pm-10 pm – 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.

Products

Maribel manages the production of a fantastic line of lavender-based products made right here on the farm with the assistance of Beth Norris and Barb Landbeck of Moosedreams Lavender. Specializing in sought-after goat milk lotions and spectacular hand-shaped goat’s milk soap, our products feature year-round skin care. You can order our products year-round online, both wholesale and retail.

Why goat’s milk for skincare?

Goat’s milk is rich in essential fatty acids and triglycerides. The essential fatty acids have a unique PH similar to humans, so it is less irritating and more easily absorbed by our skin. These fatty acids and triglycerides are super moisturizing. But there’s more! Goat’s milk contains precious skin minerals like selenium and is loaded with vitamins, particularly vitamin A, the most important vitamin for the skin. Goat’s milk has unique nourishing properties that make it the perfect ingredient to add to anything which touches your skin. It is both an anti-aging wonder and a lifesaver for dry and sensitive skin.

Lavender fields

We have over 5,000 gorgeous lavender plants in our fields around the farm

On the Menu – Lavender Tamales and Lavender Sausages

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.

  • 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

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 Treat – Dry Lavender Soda, sponsored by Dry Soda Co., Seattle 

 

 

 

 

Lavender Workshops

Friday, July 21
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

Saturday, July 22
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 23
11am-12:30pm            Susan HarringtonLavender is more than a color
1:30-3pm                     Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, planting, fertilization

Wands and Wreaths with Toni Anderson

Lavender Wand Class – Friday and Sunday 2pm

Come learn the Victorian art of making a beautiful decorative wand by weaving ribbon through fresh  lavender stems. The fragrance of your wand will last for years.  All materials supplied. Class taught by Toni Anderson, herb/lavender farmer for over 30 years here in Sequim. There will be a small fee for supplies.

Lavender Wreath Class  –Saturday 2pm

Make a stunning lavender wreath using a mix of fresh lavender flowers. This wreath will dry nicely and last for years. All materials supplied.  Class taught by Toni Anderson.  2:00 PM Saturday, July 22.  There will be a small fee for supplies

Toni’s parents, Don and Karman McReynolds, started the first herb farm in WA state in 1967. She worked for them for 10 years 1977-1987 her my husband, Terry and Toni bought the business from them. They added greenhouses, the building where Nourish restaurant is and expanded the gardens. They also  taught classes and created an online business.  In 1995, we, along with 5 others, formed the Sequim Lavender Association. It grew very quickly from that point into what you see today with beautiful lavender fields throughout our gorgeous Dungeness Valley.

 

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

 Friday 7-10pm –  Joy in Mudville – Port Angeles – 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.

Sunday 2-3pm – Family Folk dancing with Lynne ClarkLearn simple international folk dances from Croatia, Serbia, Switzerland, Mexico, Greece and the US.

Sunday 3-4pm – The Dancing GrandmasWatch the Dancing Grandmas spin to exotic Silk Road tales & fast paced Gypsy beats

 

Dogs

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

Sequim Lavender Weekend

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

ROAD DETOUR ADDS A FEW EXTRA MINUTES TO WESTBOUND TRAVELERS

Road construction, calendered to not disrupt wild Salmon migration, will require Victor’s visitors traveling from Seattle and other eastern locations to travel a few extra minutes in order to reach Victor’s.

The good news is that – thanks to the construction – Old Olympic Highway becomes a Cul de Sac, with Victor’s Lavender perfectly positioned at the end of the “block!”

Travel the extra few minutes to get here, and enjoy extra parking options thanks to this one-year-only road work.

 

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