What an amazing season it has been in 2018. We harvested 5 tons of lavender from our little field this year. Our open farm day was a success for us and a joy to all who were able to participate. Next year we plan to have open farm days from the third week of June through the third week of July so we can spend more time with visitors. We will be having our annual Thanksgiving/Christmas open house this November and December. Stay posted for exact dates.
Late this summer we opened our TENTRR site on property. It is truly a wonderful camping experience here at the farm, nestled along the banks of the Saco River.. and camping is an understatement. We have made sure that each experience is a whole lot of GLAMPING! We encourage you to visit the site online at www.tentrr.com. Click on "search sites". Type Riverside Lavender Farm, Maine into the search box and it will take you right to us. Booking is safe, secure and easy.
We will be looking for interns in 2019. If you are or know of a horticulture student looking for a summer internship- give us a shout at 207-332-6502. It is an excellent opportunity to learn everything about the lavender business. We will also be holding "start your own lavender farm" classes again from January through April. Classes are $45.00 per person. This year, Riverside Lavender Farm was able to get SEVEN new lavender farms up and running. Five here in Maine, Two in Ohio. We will help you every step of the way. Why? Why create competition? There is NEVER ENOUGH lavender. If you are interested, check back in January, or give us a shout.
Hope you enjoy a little peek around the farm through our website. If there is something you would like- that we don't have- please email or call us and let us know. This year we are introducing new products. We try to keep things unique. We have lavender stuffed quilts, lap blankets and shawls. Lavender seedling starters and plants. Our new honey flavors include: lavender, lemonbalm, fresno chili, rosemary, thyme and jalapeno. Honey never tasted so good. We also have lavender wands, dried bundles, bulk lavender blossoms, perfume, lotion, balm, essential oil and much, much more.
Be sure to watch for updates on our new herbal line of Sweet Fern. Sweet fern is excellent for taming bug bites and rashes, especially poison ivy. Lots of health benefits with this herb and we are processing it in four different products.
Be sure to follow the "SHOP" tab for weekly specials and new product.