Besides its earthy floral scent, lavender has a long list of health benefits like promoting better sleep, clearing up acne and eczema, easing anxiety and more.
Lavender season is in full swing in New Jersey. Here are some farms where you can relax with a stroll through the field or even pick up some products that’ll incorporate lavender into your daily life. Lavender blooms are peaking now and won’t last for too long, so make sure to get out there before it’s too late.
Happy Day Farm
106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan
Happy Day Farm’s fields will be open beginning June 11. Spend the day wandering through the lavender garden and enjoy the aromatic scent. They grow one variety of lavender named “Phenomenal.” There are multiple photo ops in the field for patrons to enjoy, but do not pick the lavender. Raspberry picking also opens June 11; blueberry picking opens toward the end of June and sunflower picking begins in July. For more information, call 732-977-3607 or email HappyDayFarmNJ@gmail.com. Wednesday through Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm (last ticket sold at 2:30); $12 per person, 1 and under are free. Cash only.
Hidden Spring Lavender Farm
890 Route 601, Skillman
Family-owned, Hidden Spring Lavender Farm offers a wide range of all natural products made from the farm’s lavender and 100 percent pure lavender essential oil. The Gift Shoppe carries lotions, aromatherapy products and Hidden Spring’s original Buena Bears (teddy bears stuffed with lavender). While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the alpacas! The farm is currently open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am-4 pm. A Farm to Table Dinner is planned for June 22. Call 609-558-7034.
Mad Lavender Farm
452 Route 579, Milford
Step into a whimsical world that’s home to seven types of lavender, goat yoga and a lavender labyrinth. At the shop, you can purchase lavender plants, candles, lip balm and more. Pick-your-own lavender is open from mid-June through early July in half-hour time slots and can be scheduled online. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 am–2 pm. For more information, email email@example.com.
Orchard View Lavender Farm
101 Karrsville Road, Murray
Orchard View Lavender Farm is committed to growing organic lavender. At the farm stand, you can purchase lavender-infused goods for all your needs, from body lotions to tea. The farm also sells two types of honey, all-natural honey harvested at Orchard View and lavender honey imported from Oregon. You can also pick up fresh, organic eggs. Orchard View Lavender Farm is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm and can be reached at 201-341-8147.
Paradise Lavender Farm
5822 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, PA
Head to Paradise Lavender Farm for a pick-your-own experience just across the Pennsylvania border. You can also buy a pre-picked lavender bundle or choose from a wide range of unique products like lavender eye pillows, lavender scented doggie insect repellent or even a face mask that comes with a lavender insert. Stop by Friday or Saturday from 11am-3pm, or Sunday from 11am-3:30pm. Sign up in advance for yoga, tea parties or PYO lavender.
Peace Valley Lavender Farm
802 New Galena Road, Doylestown, PA
This farm sells lavender products that can incorporate the plant into every part of your life. Try a taste of lavender sugar, pick up a lavender and rose scone baking mix or get a lavender and lime clay facial mask for an at-home spa experience. Lavender is expected to be in peak bloom the last two weeks of June. Visit Peace Valley Farm Thursday-Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm and Sunday, 12–4 pm. Call 215-249-8462 for more information.
Pleasant Valley Lavender Farm
288 Pleasant Valley Road, Morganville
This farm is home to 10-acres of nearly 2,000 lavender plants of French and English varieties. Visitors can pick their own lavender throughout the summer months by appointment only or have the farm harvest your bundles of lavender for pick-up or delivery. There’s also a selection of handmade lavender goods like body scrubs, sachets, hand sanitizer and even lavender honey to choose from. Visit Pleasant Valley Lavender online to book an appointment for U-pick or place an online order. Pick-your-own starts June 18. Call 732-740-4832 for more information.
Princeton Lavender Farm
3741 Lawrenceville Road, Princeton
Princeton Lavender Farm offers unique products, like lavender pillows, lavender beeswax skin cream, honey, candles and lavender arrangements. The farm is showing off its six new baby goat kids! While you’re there, also say hi to the adult goat herd, Suri alpaca, a large flock of chickens and Ziggy the pony. The farm is open Saturdays and Sundays 11 am – 4 pm, appointments optional, and weekdays from 12-4 pm, no appointment needed. Call 973-978-8311 or 973-570-2099 to schedule an appointment.
Quiet Hills Lavender Farm (PA)
1995 Hemlock Street, Palmerton, PA
The farm had some winter damage this past year so members are working on the fields, getting them ready for bloom in late June. The gift shop is currently open by appointment. Regular weekend hours will be posted soon. Quiet Hills hours vary, call ahead.
44 Tindall Road, Robbinsville
Since 2018, this family farm has planted more than 3,000 lavender plants over four acres of land, including Munstead, Hidcote, Grosso and Phenomenal varieties. Walk the field and cut your own lavender or visit the shop, which offers curbside pickup and delivery. Serenity Yoga on the Lavender Farm is planned for June 4. Storytime with Serenity goats Norman and Russ will be held June 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 – listen to a story about farm life, make a craft and play with the goats. The Lavender Fest on June 18 will include crafts, vendors and music. Visit the newly renovated gift shop. Hours are Monday-Friday, 1 – 6 pm, Saturday-Sunday 11 am – 5 pm.