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.
Allaire Lavender Farm
2650 Allaire Rd., Wall Twp.
The farmstand at Allaire offers a variety of organic lavender products, while the barnyard area offers high quality heritage pullets and chickens for sale. Their sister location is Princeton Lavender Farm in Princeton.
Field & Flock Lavender Farm
264 Williams Rd., Woodstown
Field & Flock Lavender Farm is a place to experience beauty and tranquility. You can stroll through the fields, explore the market shop, or sit and enjoy the grounds. You can attend an event here, like yoga, date night or a brunch, or plan your own small gathering.
Happy Day Farm
106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan
Happy Day Farm’s fields will be open beginning June 10. 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 10; blueberry picking opens toward the end of June and sunflower picking begins in July.
Heartstone Hill Lavender Farm & Shoppe
71 Marlboro Rd., Stow Creek
Visiting Heartstone has to include purchasing of their lavender extra virgin olive oil or culinary lavender you can cook with. Their flowering plants are grown without any chemicals so ingesting them will be flavorful – and safe. They also sell decor decorated with the beautiful flowers.
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! A farm-to-table dinner is planned for June 24 and July 22.
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.
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.
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. Make sure you stop for a sweet treat and try their lavender ice cream.
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.
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 – and is the first and largest in NJ. You 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. U-pick starts in June.
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 seven 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.
Quiet Hills Lavender Farm
1995 Hemlock Street, Palmerton, PA
The Lavender Shed is open even though their crop of English lavender won’t be ready for a few more weeks. In the meantime, bring home some dried lavender, decor and plush dolls.
44 Tindall Rd., Robbinsville
Although the owners originally announced they were moving to Florida, they reconsidered and opened the lavender fields to the public for one final season. On Saturdays June 10 and 17 you can stop by to pick lavender, shop in the small market and see their goat friends.