Comox farm celebrates decade of growing lavender

Shamrock Farm is celebrating 10 years of growing lavender.

Shamrock Farm is celebrating 10 years of growing lavender.

Each summer, 1,000 lavender plants grown in the fields are harvested by hand. Lavender is then sold as fresh cut bouquets, dried in racks in the barn, or distilled on the farm in a copper still by steam distillation.

Shamrock Farm produces 100 per cent pure, unadulterated lavender essential oil and hydrosol.

Shamrock Farm is hosting its first annual Lavender Harvest Celebration on July 26, 27, 28 and 29 when the lavender fields and barn will be full of the sweet scent of lavender. This is a free local event open to the public featuring the spectacular herb lavender.

Watch and learn the time-honoured art of the distillation of lavender.

Breathe in the calming and relaxing scent of lavender in the barn where hundreds of lavender bundles are drying on racks. Wander in the lavender field and view the magnificent purple haze of lavender in full bloom.

Purchase lavender products and hand-crafted goat milk soap directly from the farm. Visit with the farm animals. Children are most welcome, of course.

This event takes place July 26, 27, 28 and 29 from noon to 5 at

Shamrock Farm in Comox. The public is invited to enjoy an afternoon celebrating the lavender harvest.

As always, admission is free to the farm.

Shamrock farm is located at 2276 Anderton Rd.

For more information, call 250-339-1671 or visit www.shamrockfarm.ca.

— Shamrock Farm