At the Farm

Purple Haze Lavender is a 7 acre farm located in Sequim-Dungeness Valley of the northern Olympic Peninsula. We are one of more than 25 growers in the valley who are cultivating this wonderful and versatile herb. Our farm features a charming, eclectic gift shop and summer ice cream and beverage stand, along with ample outdoor seating and picnic areas where you can stop and smell the lavender. U-pick lavender is available mid-June through early August. Our ice cream stand (open mid-June through Labor Day) features several flavors of lavender ice cream as well as some tasty lavender lemonade!

The Perfect Setting for a Lavender Farm

Lavender thrives here in Sequim because it enjoys the indigenous microclimate: low rainfall, mild winters, and a broad valley with open exposure. Jose and his crew have created a truly bucolic landscape comprised of multi-colored rows of lavender and helichrysum, softly framed by mature weeping willows and many other edible, interesting and otherwise delightful ornamental trees, shrubs, herbs, plants and flowers.

We are no longer a “USDA Certified” Organic farm but we operate using organic practices, and we always will.

When we purchased the farm in March of 2021, we were unaware that we would need to recertify the farm “from scratch”. Unfortunately, this is a complex and time consuming process and we were unable to get the necessary paperwork and inspections completed on time. This “lapse” would have made our 2021 crop not “eligible for organic certification”, despite changing nothing in the protocol or methods of operations. We would have had to toss our entire crop of lavender from the 2021 season, and we weren’t willing to do that. We made the difficult decision to withdraw our application, and not renew it.

We want our customers and partners to know we purchased this farm, in-part, because it was certified organic and had been for many consecutive years. The principles and practices of organic farming, production and processing could not be more important to us, and our dedicated staff has and will continue to apply organic standards, procedures and protocol to every aspect of our operation. You have our Purple Haze Pledge on that, feel free to ask us about it!

 

 

 

 


18 thoughts on “At the Farm”

  • Hello, we will be in hte area in September of 2024. i wanted to know when the lavendar will be at its peak and when is the typical bloomong season.
    Thank you and i look forward to being in your area next year
    mike howard

    • Hello, The lavender is at its peak in July. Blooming season starts at the end of May into June. We look forward to seeing you on the farm!

  • Will be passing through on Thursday April 11th for my wife’s B-day and would love to stop by the store and check out the facilities.

    • Hi Patrick, if we are not in the store when you arrive, you can call or text the number on the door and someone will be right with you. We are often out and about on the farm this time of year. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you in April!

  • Hi…we will be in the area on Sunday June 26th 2024. Will the U pick lavender and ice cream stall available that weekend yet? If not, can we still stop by the farm to see the lavender? Thank you!

  • I was wondering if you have the lavender lemon sorbet available in early May this year (2024) I’m heading your way for a late birthday trip and I have been craving that sorbet for 10 LONG years since we moved out of area.
    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    • Hello NaPua, let us know what day you are coming and we’ll do our best to have some ice cream available for you. It may not be the lemon sherbet, but our lavender lemon chiffon is pretty tasty as well! 🙂

  • Hello! I will be in the area on May 17/18. Is there any chance the lavender will be in bloom? I am a professional photographer and would love some shots of the fields at sunrise or sunset.
    Thank you.

  • Hello! I was so excited to see your farm on our way from Forks to Bainbridge Island. I have always wanted to see AND smell a lavender farm. My husband, 2 daughters and I will be driving through on June 11th. I’m very hopeful for blooming plants and lavender ice cream! Are there certain open hours that we should plan around? Thank you and see you then!

    • Hi Jami,
      The 11th of June is a Tuesday and unfortunately we are typically closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. That said, there are several other farms in the area that should be open on June 11th. In the summer months we are typically open Wednesday-Sunday 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. We hope you can stop by and see us some other time!

    • Hi Gretta, we typically do not offer tours or informational sessions. There are a couple of other farms in the area that do scheduled distillations during harvest season. We hope you choose to visit Purple Haze anyway, thanks for your interest in our farm!

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