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
Happy Day Farm’s fields will be open from June 12 to June 30. The lavender field has props for photos spread throughout including a bathtub, bicycle and doorway to make your visit all the more fun. Happy Day Farm encourages visitors to take lots of photos, but picking lavender is not allowed. If you miss the lavender viewing, pick-your-own sunflowers will open on July 4. Happy Day Farm is a cash-only facility, 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); $10 per person, 1 and under are free. Cash only
Hidden Spring Lavender Farm
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. Call 609-558-7034.
Mad Lavender Farm
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 July in half-hour time slots and can be scheduled online. Pick-your-own lavender is mid-June to early July and requires an appointment made in advance. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orchard View Lavender Farm
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
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 Thursday through Saturday from 10 am-2 pm or Sundays from noon-3 pm. Sign up in advance for yoga, tea parties or PYO lavender.
Peace Valley Lavender Farm
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 pm – 4 pm. Call 215-249-8462 for more information.
Pleasant Valley Lavender Farm
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. Call 732-740-4832 for more information.
Princeton Lavender Farm
Princeton Lavender Farm offers unique products, like lavender pillows, and sells lavender arrangements. The farm also hosts special events sometimes—this weekend 2nd Rule Coffee will be in the parking lot from noon-4 pm selling specialty items made from the locally-grown lavender like the Iced Lavender Latte and Lavender Lemonade. While you’re there, make sure to say hi to the small herd of baby goats! The farm is open Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm and Sundays from 12 pm -4 pm. Appointments are optional, call 973-978-8311 or 973-570-2099 if you want to schedule one.
Quiet Hills Lavender Farm (PA)
Just in time for reopening weekend, Quiet Hills Lavender Farm’s fields are in bloom and The Lavender Shed will be stocked with natural and organic products, like soaps and lotions, and a limited supply of plants. Artwork from local artists will also be available to purchase. Dried lavender is not yet available but will be later in July. Quiet Hills hours vary, call ahead.
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. The farm’s hours vary by season, so check the website for the most updated info. This year, the farm plans to add a wildflower meadow to its remaining five acres of property. Serenity Farms also boasts two colonies of bees, and expects to have honey in the near future. Monday-Friday, 1 pm – 6 pm, Saturday-Sunday 11 am – 6 pm.