Red Barn Lavender, owned by Marvin and Lynn Fast, is situated two miles west of Ferndale, Washington, at 3106 Thornton Road. The farm, located in a neighborhood settled around the turn of the century by Swedish immigrants, is nestled in rolling hills, encircled by the beautiful countryside, and framed to the east by a wonderful view of Mt. Baker and surrounding foothills.
Red Barn Lavender has over 3,600 plants under cultivation, including Buena Vista, Grosso, Maillette, Fred Boutin, Hidcote Giant, Old English, Twickle Purple, Royal Velvet, Blue Hidcote and Pink Hidcote. We have many specimen plants including Sawyers, Dilly Dilly, Sarah, Sachet, Munstead, Jean Davis, Cascade Velvet, White Spike, Folgate, Seal, Silver Frost, Dutch Mill and Lodden Blue.
When we planted the lavender in 2005, the fields had been passively managed pasture for over 50 years, with no use of sprays, pesticides or other inorganic treatments. We continue to grow the lavender on the farm with no use of sprays, pesticides or other inorganic treatments.
Flower cutting begins in late June, depending on the weather, but the lavender will start its fragrant show as the flowers develop during the month of June. When the flowers are ready, we offer group classes for making lavender crafts.
When the flowers are fully mature, we begin the distilling process. Grosso and Maillette are especially good for oil production.
The essential oils are 100% natural and complete: they have not been adulterated with added oils, alcohol, or other chemicals; they have not been stripped or redistilled.
The lavender essential oil and hydrosol are bottled for sale and form the basis of our own quality line of lavender soaps, lotions, and other personal and household products, all available at our farm store located in the barn.
Member: Bellingham Farmers Market
Member: Sustainable Connections
Member: Ferndale Chamber of Commerce
Red Barn Lavender · 3106 Thornton Road, Ferndale, WA 98248 · (360) 393-7057 · For inquiries, send email to info@ redbarnlavender.com.
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Red Barn Lavender