Gonzalez Family Expands Lavender Business

Good news! The Gonzalez family of Sequim is opening a second lavender farm and store, expanding on the very successful Victor’s Lavender Farm owned by Victor & Maribel Gonzalez. Meli’s Lavender Farm was started by Victor’s brother, Sergio Gonzalez, with his wife, Monica, and their family. This new farm is located at 62 W. Diane Dr. (just north of Old Olympic, take Elizabeth Lane, use 5th Ave from downtown).

Meli’s Lavender is named for their daughter, Melissa, and was started to help raise funds for her college education at Western Washington University and to increase the plants available for Victor’s expanding international business. Sergio, Victor and their families planted over 1,000 plants two years ago and the field is about to be in full bloom for harvesting and u-pick. The new  farm store sells more than 30 of Victor’s hand-crafted, especially formulated lavender products, produced by Maribel, including their goat-milk based soaps and lotions. Future plans at the new site include adding another 2,500 plants, flower beds, and building a greenhouse.

Hours of Meli’s Lavender are Thursday-Saturday 10am-4pm. During Sequim Lavender Weekend, the new farm will be open all week, from July 17-23rd. There is plenty of free parking onsite. Meli’s farm and store will provide easier and quicker access to Victor’s amazing lavender plants and lavender products. The new farm is not on the Sequim Lavender Weekend maps or Driving Guides so this will be a great place for locals to take care of their lavender needs.

Lavender WreathSergio moved to Sequim from California more than 12 years ago to work with Victor and Victor’s growing international lavender business that has sent him all over the world. Sergio has developed his own mastery of lavender and is especially known for his gorgeous lavender wreaths. In addition to farming with Victor, Sergio is an accomplished local businessman. Sergio and Monica are co-owners of V&S Ace Janitorial.

Welcome to the FAMILY Meli’s Lavender!