Featured image: Lavender bouquets from the Selah Ridge Lavender Farm near Selah, Washington (photo credit: Selah Ridge Lavender Farm)
Photos below by Cheryl Landes
The Lavender Harvest Days at Selah Ridge Lavender Farm is a feast for all senses. The pleasant, relaxing aroma of lavender fills the air.
Walk through the rows of lavender in four fields and hear the bees humming while they work. Take another stroll through the labyrinth.
Pick lavender to take home. Watch lavender oil distilling demonstrations, and munch on shaved ice.
Make a lavender wreath.
Watch a woodworker at his craft.
Listen to live music from Jayleigh Ann & The Lost Boys. The band performs an eclectic mix of acoustic, alternative rock, pop, folk, and R&B that satisfies the musical tastes of all ages.
Sip some lavender lemonade.
The 12th annual festival is this weekend, Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. Local artisans will be on hand, selling vintage and handcrafted items. You’ll find jewelry, stained glass, wreaths, metalwork, garden art, and wooden signs and other items crafted from wood. Selah Ridge Lavender Farm will also sell its homemade soaps, lotion, oils, plants, fresh and dried bouquets, and other products.
While you’re shopping, get your children involved in some of the free activities designed especially for them.
Selah Ridge Lavender Farm is located at 330 Rankin Road outside Selah, Washington. If you use Google Maps, the directions are correct until you’re almost at Rankin Road. Google Maps will direct you onto Collins Road. Do not turn there! Instead, follow the purple road signs to the farm, which lead you straight and then to a left turn at the next intersection, which is Rankin Road.
Selah Ridge Lavender Farm is eight miles northwest of Yakima, 142 miles southeast of Seattle, and 192 miles northeast of Portland.