Lavender is a fragrant flower that can be used dried for potpourris and the oil essences are used in soaps, shampoos, and massage oils. I came across Lockwood Farm, located in Skaneateles, here in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Lockwood grows Lavender and also raises sheep for natural fibers. Not only that, but they are beekeepers and produce Lavender honey from their bees! My kind of place! Their site is full of beautiful pictures and a step by step preview about the steps to taking care of bees and honey production. I have never seen as much great information in one place.
I will most likely recommend a trip to Lockwood Farm to my guests.
Take notice that the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival will take place this July at their location. Check it out and be sure to look us up at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast to reserve a place to stay on your way there!