Friday, December 04, 2009

Stocking Stuffers

We have taken our customer's favorite products and showcase them just in time for Stocking Stuffers.

Small and very unique handcrafted products direct from our farm, these are great for office gifts, client "Thank you's" and when ever you want to give a little more.

We also have some new products too that are sure to please! Check out our Luxurious All Natural Salt & Sugar Body Glow's, Lip Gloss and much more here on our Monthly Specials Page!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Lots of New Products & Specials

We have been busy around here these days. We have lots of new products: Teas, Gift Packs, Oils and numerous other luxury lavender products on our Monthly Special Page. Some of the teas have been served up on our u-pick Lavender Farm this year and have become customer favorites, so finally we are making them available to everyone online.

We have put together a bunch of Gift Packs for your Holiday shopping, or a very special gift for that very special someone. Of course, custom gift packs are always available, just give us a ring and we can make up whatever you like into a giftpack.

We have some new recipes online, check em out.
The Lavender Lady has been busy, check our her BLOG here.


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Old Fashion Handmade Lavender Soap is back!

After being unavailable online for quite some time now, we are happy to say our original Handmade Lavender Soap is now available for purchase online again. Sales have been so heavy on this great soap that we were unable to keep up with the demand...until NOW!
This popular soap is made from scratch (no melt-and-pour here) the old fashioned way, cured for a month, then sliced into thick, long lasting and heavy lathering soap. Extremely moisturizing, and wonderfully fragrant from our Pure Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil (no artificial fragrances).

Check it out here

Sunday, October 11, 2009

October on the Lavender Farm

October is upon us and the chilly crisp mornings are sure to remind us that we into another season. We are busy here on the Lavender farm, hosting 'Taste of the Pacific Northwest Culinary Cruise' tours, Hood River Harvest Fest October 16-18th, and the Hood River Fruit Loop's Heirloom Apple Celebration on October 24 & 25th.

We are offering either Apple Lavender Ginger Cider, some of our most popular Teas, and Lavender Shortbread on the weekends, and our ever popular Chocolate Lavender Truffles on the weekend of Harvest Fest (Oct 17 & 18).

October Monthly Specials available only through our online store are a value saving 3-pack of Teas, and new never released Lavender essential oils: Tucker's Early & Sharon Roberts/Buena Vista blend. These are exceptional oils and if you are a lavender oil fan then you will love them!

Hope you can join us on the farm this Harvest Month!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

New September Monthly Specials

We have New September Monthly Specials going on now. Great deals on our popular certified organic Culinary Lavender, our very special 2009 Flight of Lavender essential oil packs, and a brand new essential oil: Hidcote Giant/Abrialli Lavender Blend. Read why this is such a unique essential oil on our Monthly Specials page.

Soon to come: New pictures, videos and more from the 2009 Summer on the Lavender Farm.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

New Apparel Products

WE just created some new fashionable apparel sporting our 2009 Lavender DAZE Festival graphics and logos! New items like stylish military hats with great graphics, hoodies, sigg water bottles and more.

Check it out HERE

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Making Lavender Wreaths

Diane (aka 'The Lavender Lady') has started making fresh Lavender wreaths with our Angustifolia, “English” Lavender. These lovely petite wreaths measure 6″ across, and are extremely fragrant and beautiful, and so much fun to make. They are made with fresh lavender, wrapped onto a wreath form with thin “purple” wire. These are similar to the wreaths that we will be making in the ‘hands on’, wreath class, at our Lavender Daze Festival in two weeks, July 11th & 12th. Click here to pre-register for the wreath classes as they will fill up. Quoting Diane: "I love working with these calming, fragrant flowers" :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Now U-PICKing fresh Lavender!

We had our 1st U-PICK of Fresh Lavender yesterday on the farm. And so it begins! It will just get better everyday from now until frost. Come pick a bouquet and chill at one of the most beautiful places in Hood River. There is a reason why we are an Oregon Tourist Attraction!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June means BLOOM

As I look over the rows of lavender I gaze with amazement on the amount of growth that each day brings. It appears as if the lavender is growing more than an inch a day! Color is everywhere, it makes me smile to see so much vivid life all around me. Gotta love this plant!

We have some great Specials going on this month:
For Father's day we have our "Old English Lavender Shave Tonic" on special all month. This All Natural Tonic is made from some of the most healing hydrosols, tinctures and healing essential oils. Oh, and it smells wonderful too!

Also great deals on our famous "Old English Foaming Lavender Hand Wash", one of our top sellers. Our "Hood River Spice Blend" for the Chef or the casual cook that wants to enticingly enhance their repertoire.

See all our Monthly Specials here!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

June-Lavender, Lupins, Poppies and more...

Summer is on! Its looking like the first of the lavender blooms will be around June 12th or so. Some of the earliest, and the prettiest aromas, are starting to show color, so it won't be long.

Lupins and Poppies are stunning at the time of this post! Huge, like 4' Lupins, massive and also delicate Poppies, as well as about 50 other wildflowers are so inviting to walk through and admire. Diane created a cute little wondering path through the wildflowers with sitting benches, so please enjoy if you come to visit.

We have some brand new Monthly Specials including something natural and useful for all the Father's out there: Old English Lavender Woods Shave Tonic.Soothing, healing and smells so wonderful. If the male in your social ring is a chef, then he will love Hood River Spice Blend. Also a spotlight on our Vegan Foaming Hand Wash and all of the above at a reduced price. Check them out here.

Mark your calendars: July 11 & 12, 2009! You certainly will not want to miss the 5th Anniversary of Lavender DAZE Festival. Great Bands- (Moe Dixon, Justin Jude, Richard Tillinghast and more), Great Food, Great Artists and mucho more. Check out some of the happenings at this great Festival, and the bands websites to get a "preview" here

Monday, May 11, 2009

May Specials & Wildflowers

Our New May Specials are up on our Monthly Specials page. We have a great deal on our Buena Vista L. angustifolia essential oil: Buy 1-Get-1-FREE! Also up to 50% off on our Lavender Shea Balm & even FREE Shipping as an option!
We are starting to finally see plant growth, and it is exciting. Lilacs are in full bloom, bees are busy and our Lupine in the wildflowers is showing spikes, soon to be flowers. Forget-me-nots are blooming now, and the Poppies are showing strong growth. Best guess is the end of May for the wildflowers to start the big bloom.
We are open daily 10-5pm on our u-pick farm, Sundays 11-5pm.

Follow Diane on her Lavender Lady Blog-a day to day life living on a lavender farm

Follow Joe on his Twitter: Lavenderfarm

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring is making an appearance

Spring is finally here in our Hood River valley. The pear trees are in full bloom, looks like a blanket of white distributed in organized tight little rows. Both Mt Hood and Mt Adams are shining a pure white from recent snow, and the visibility appears to be unlimited. Most stunning!

We have had quite a number of visitors to our farm already, stocking up on fresh lavender, oil and fragrant goodies. The views of the valley from our farm are gorgeous, and the weekend weather is close to perfect. What more could you ask for?

We have sold out of our 1st round of lavender plants, but not to worry..there are another 700-800 pushing growth in the greenhouse and should be ready the 2nd week of May. Just in time for Spring planting.

Hope you are enjoying Spring wherever you are, and that the sun is shining upon you...

For a map and hours of our farm click here

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Plant Celebration and Season Opening

We will open for the year this weekend, April 18th. It is also our Organic Delights & Spring Plant Celebration weekend, which is also the annual Hood River Valley Blossom Festival weekend. We invite you to drop by and sample some lavender “Gorge Wind” tea and our famous lavender-mint shortbread. Take home rare lavender plants. Lavender retail shoppe is opening this weekend and will stay open for the season.
Hood River Lavender Farms
Admission: Free
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-5pm

For a Blossom Festival Brochure click here

April Monthly Specials!!!
This Month we are having Big Price Savings
on our Culinary Lavender. These Monthly discounts make it a
great time to stock up on your favorite Gourmet Goodies, or share
some with your favorite Chef. Easter & Mother's Day are coming
soon, so plan now. Check out our Recipe Page for awesome
inspiration and great proven recipes using Culinary Lavender!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Looking forward to Spring

As I look at my window at Mt. Hood almost hurting my eyes its so bright from the sun shining off of the new snow, I'm finally believing Spring is in the forecast. Seems like its been a long winter.

Work on the farm is progressing regardless. Pruning is nearly done, lots of lavender cuttings in the greenhouse, and today I will finish planting the rest of my new apple trees that I have grafted onto. Soon irrigation will be on, and even now I'm seeing some new green growth on the lavender. Can't help buy love this plant!

Next week we will start a new month of Specials on our website. Until then, if you are wanting our best prices on our organic lavender oil you better order some before March 31.

Any suggestions for items to have on April specials??? Comment to me from this post and I will do my best to get the item on the Monthly Special Page.

Here's to warmer Spring weather! ;)

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Benefits of Lavender

We are happy to inform you that we have been mentioned in an article called: The Benefits of Lavender-The Multiple Uses of the Lavender Plant Make it Indispensable
by Margret Avery.
It is a great article and very much worth the read. Thanks go to Margret for acknowledging the benefits and strength of our 100% Natural All Purpose Cleaner and our mission statement: "Be kind to your skin, the environment & our children"

Read the article here

Friday, February 27, 2009

Bulk Essential Oil of Lavender Special!

For the month of March we are offering our Organic Lavender essential oil (lavandin-Grosso variety) on HUGE SAVINGS!! These prices are below our wholesale pricing!!

Wonderfully alive, fresh & naturally fragrant, this pure steam distilled essential oil of Lavender is what has made us famous. Harvested in the early morning when the flowers are at their very peak. Every drop is distilled by Joe Orcutt (our Master Distiller). Joe has distilled numerous varieties of lavender, herbs, spices and holy herbs from India.

This Special is perfect for Soap Makers, Candle Makers and other small manufacturers to greatly improve the quality of their product by using this High-Grade Organic essential oil. Share some with your friends & family, or stock up for yourself.

This Bulk Lavender oil special will be available first to you, our BLOG readers. Next week if supplies last, we will offer these prices on our website.
Pricing is as follows:
2 oz. Bottle-Reg. $25.00 Special Price: $20.00

4 oz. Bottle-Reg. $40.00 Special Price: $30.00

8 oz. Bottle-Reg. $75.00 Special Price: $50.00

16 oz. Bottle-Reg. $135.00 Special Price: $80.00

32 oz. Bottle-Reg. $250.00 Special Price: $140.00

1 Gallon-Reg. $850.00 Special Price: $495.00

To Order our Organic Lavender Oil at this great price call us directly at: 541-354-9917

Friday, February 20, 2009

February 2009 Specials

Here is our newest specials for the month of February:

Lavender Dust Body Powder-You will love how silky and beautiful this all Natural powder feels on your skin! Hood River Lavender Body Dust is talc-free, created with Kaolin, Arrow Root and our own L. angustifolia lavender and oil. 2 oz. of lovely pampering Body Dust.

Lavender Palm Wax Candle Special-Sure to set a mood towards relaxation and romance. These all Natural Palm Wax Candles are made with a huge dose of our Organic Lavender Oil! Long-burning and over 90% less toxic and less soot as parafin candles, these candles bring a warm aromatic atmosphere in each 4 oz. travel tin.
With this Buy-1-get-1-FREE price you can't go wrong!

Old Fashion Handmade Lavender Soap- Buy 2 get 1 FREE!

Large Pyramid Palm Wax Candle-This All Natural Lavender Palm Wax candle is made to last and last! Huge amounts of our own organic Lavender essential oil go into this massive candle.
Average 1 lb. 8 oz.!

Plus Soy candle specials, Dried Lavender Specials and more!
Check them all out here: February 2009 Specials

Friday, February 13, 2009

What do Men Know about Women?

With Valentine's Day upon us, its not surprising that the most popular articles online are about Love, Men and Women. Seems the mystery to men of what is really important to women is still mysterious. Perhaps men are slow learners? Perhaps men just don't recognize, or pay attention close enough to learn? The fact is, we are all so busy with life, its responsibilities and time-required challenges, that we forget to notice and prioritise the things that are truly important. Valentine's Day can be the wake-up call for all of us. Possibly the most important thing to learn on Valentine's day is that Love is necessary, and should be acknowledged with the same emphasis everyday as it is on Feb. 14th.
Remember the heart candies and Valentine's cards we shared with classmates during elementary school? Our teaching, and foundation of how important our loved ones are in our life was present in most of us. How did we get so busy that those very principles escape us more days than not? I think that is what Valentine's Day is all about. Wake up to what is really important! Pay attention to what our Loved ones really need from us. An encouraging word wrapped in LOVE goes further to re-connecting our loved ones to us than most of us even know. And, after all, isn't that what is really important? The connection of our loved ones to us.

How much do you know about what your mate's heart needs from you? Not surprisingly, the most viewed article today is one on Yahoo titled: What-Men-Must-Know-About-Women.
How do you fair?

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

St. Valentine's Day Specials

St. Valentine's Day Specials are now online.
If Chocolate Cherry, or Chocolate Raspberry, or our beautiful Lavender Rose Massage Oil doesn't give you some ideas for Romance, then you need professional help!

See these and "Love Kits" (gift packs) on our Valentine's Day Page

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lavender Soap Online Special!

Online Special
While supplies Last!

BIG Savings on our handmade Old Fashioned Lavender Soap

Buy 2 + 1 FREE!


Buy 4 + 3 FREE!

Available online only! Check it out on our Monthly Specials Page

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Positive Approaches to 2009

Happy 2009! Amid all the New Year resolutions, may we suggest 3 that we strive to live by:
Learn Something New-
Put to purpose your "I've always wanted to ___" Be it golf, skiing, college class at night, painting, music, etc.

See Something Spectacular-
Our world is full of the sensational! From nature's Mountains, Oceans & Rivers, to breath-taking Parks & Gardens, bountiful Farms & Vineyards, all which are awaiting in Oregon's Playground!

Say "Adios" To Stress!-
We all need to learn how to de-stress more. Exercise, Day-Spas, Yoga, "Girls-day-outs", chocolate, whatever takes you to a place of calm, make time for it. Good-quality sleep is essential. Did you know that Lavender is a very potent, natural deep sleep inducer? There are literally hundreds of sleep tests that verify its effectiveness. We try to help you catch zzzz's with our relaxing items like our Lavender Pillow Insert and Organic Lavender Oil, just to name a few.

Please visit our Monthly Specials Page and save BIG on some of our most popular products. These are HUGE Savings!

Live Simply & Happy,

Diane Orcutt
Hood River Lavender Farms

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year means Big New Specials

Its a new year, and in our part of the world its a new round of winter weather. We have been hit, or blessed (depending on how you want to look at it) with a real winter so far this year. Lots of snow, cold, and brisk, clean days. This is the first winter here since I moved back from Alaska that reminds of the Great North. I kinda like it.

We have pulled out the stops on our "after the Holidays Specials". Deep discounts and savings. This is your chance to re-stock on your favorite Lavender goodies, or purchase that little something that Santa must of been too busy to realize that you wanted.

With winter, comes the increase of colds, congestions, and cabin-fever. Nothing clears the head like our Lavender lavandin essential oil. Our personal favorite for sinus congestion and also athlete's foot is Hidcote Giant Lavender oil. And when the frustration of being couped up inside too long, or the stress of confinement creeps in, or the tiring effects of insomnia take their toll, nothing works so natural and cleanly beautiful as our Lavender angustifolia essential oils.

Migraines...if you don't suffer from them, chances are you know someone who does. They can be devastating, and for sure change your life. Here is a great article I found that may be of some help: There ARE natural aides that can reduce the suffering.

Be sure to check out our New Year's Lavender Specials

and may 2009 hold wonderous opportunities and blessings for us all!