By: Karen Wheeler-Lockwood / lockwoodfarm@aol.com

Lockwood Lavender Farm will be selling (cash or check) Royal Velvet Lavender plants while the supply lasts for $5.00 each to benefit the Skaneateles Area Food Pantry. Our lavender market is open Saturday’s and Sunday’s, from 9 – 3 and during the 4th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival, Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th, 9 -5.┬áRoyal Velvet Lavender has deep purple flower spikes and is hardy to our zone 5. It can be harvested fresh as a bouquet and dries well. The buds can be used for culinary purposes or aromatherapy.

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We will also be offering a workshop on how to grow lavender on Saturday, June 4th at 1:00 rain or shine.

Directions to Lockwood Lavender Farm: From the village of Skaneateles take Kane Road/41A. Continue south on West Lake Road/41A 6.8 miles. Pass the hamlet of Mandana, we are the first farm past fire lane 50 on the left hand side.

Visit www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com for more information about the festival.