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Spring Is Here, and Lavender’s on the Menus

It’s that time of year in Colorado. After months of skiing and sledding and staying indoors, people are excited to see the sun again. And despite the tug-and-pull of cold, wet days between dry, sunny ones – the people have declared it: Spring is here. And lavender is on the menus. Yes, all of the…

Arugula Salad Lavender Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula and Les Frères Salad with a Lavender Honey and Lemon Vinaigrette

  Arugula and Les Frères Salad with a Lavender Honey and Lemon Vinaigrette   Print Say hello to spring with a scrumptious salad. Spicy greens and rich cheese compliment the sweet and tangy vinaigrette, with lavender to tie it all together. Author: Executive Chef Scott Johnson Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 1 pound arugula leaves, stems…

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10 Organic Starts to Plant in Your Grand Valley Garden This Spring

Colorado’s Grand Valley offers a unique climate for gardeners. While the spring teases plants with constant temperature changes, the summertime brings hot days and cool nights – the perfect recipe for stone fruits like cherries and peaches. And as there are many local orchards to find these delicious treats in a few months, you may…

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My Day with 100 Lavender Brides

Last month, I attended Magic 93.1’s 15th Annual Wedding Expo in Grand Junction, CO. There, I met hundreds of brides and their families actively and excitedly planning their weddings. I was happy to discover that many brides who attended the event were getting crafty, designing every aspect of the big day from invitations to table…

Honey-Lavender Truffles for Valentine’s Day

Honey-Lavender Truffles for Valentine’s Day   Print These truffles combine the deep flavors of honey and lavender with the smoothness of milk chocolate to create a rich, savory dessert. The dried lavender garnish makes these truffles a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Author: Chocolates and Confections at Home with the Culinary Institute of America Serves: 48…

Josephine’s Lavender Hot Chocolate

Josephine’s Lavender Hot Chocolate   Print Keep Josephine’s Lavender Hot Chocolate recipe around for cold nights. You can add an ounce of coffee as you drink it to wake up in the morning, or add a small amount of liqueur to it for a special occasion. Any way you ammend it, this recipe is as…

DIY Lavender Crafts

Dried Flowers: The Sustainable Bouquet

Walking into the grocery store the other day, I was immediately surrounded by bouquets of flowers: roses, carnations, Gerber daisies – all perky and wrapped in plastic. Their bright colors didn’t keep me from feeling overwhelmed by the unsustainability of it all. Where did all these flowers come from? How many pricked fingers and 16-hour…

Holiday Shop in Palisade, CO

Sage Creations will be at the Olde Fashion Christmas in Palisade, CO on December 5th.  We will have a booth in the Old High School Gym which is located next door to the Palisade Fire Station.  We will have wreaths, lavender inspired products and much, much, more.  Please join in all the festivities taking place…

Everything Mole Pepper Sauce

Everything Mole Pepper Sauce   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 50 mins   The name says it all: It’s a rich Mole pepper sauce for just about everything. Pour it over rice, smother your burrito, or roast a pre-Thanksgiving turkey. Freeze this seasonal eat to savor the mole all…

Heirloom Tomato Late-Summer Gazpacho with Roasted Jalapeño

Heirloom Tomato Late-Summer Gazpacho with Roasted Jalapeño   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 8 hours Total time 8 hours 30 mins   Beat the heat with this chilled soup. The roasted jalapeño gives this refreshing summer dish a deep flavor. Author: Adapted from MidWest Living Serves: 12 Ingredients 6 c. Heirloom tomatoes 2…

25 Crafts for Dried Lavender Buds

What would you do with a pound of lavender buds? Dried lavender buds are delightful to the crafter, who can’t wait to create with the soothing fragrance of lavender. That’s why we debud much of our dried lavender and triple-sift it – to bring you the highest-quality organic crafting lavender around. So now it’s in your…

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Distillation: The Transformative Art

Do you ever wonder how a bushy, flowering plant becomes a tiny bottle of oil? The distillation process is nothing short of an art form, uniting the farmer, the fancy machinery, patience and care. Many months and muscles later, the lavender buds are transformed into a super-concentrated liquid aroma: essential oil. The lavender plant is…

Peach and Feta Salad with Lavender Dressing

Peach and Feta Salad with Lavender Dressing   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 15 mins   Add a wonderful twist to your summer table with this grilled peach feta salad with lavender dressing. Author: Sawsan Abu Farha, Honest Cooking Cuisine: Appetiser Serves: 2 Ingredients 3 cups romaine lettuce torn…

Lavender Festival at the Farm! Palisade, Colorado

Our Sunday Celebration during Lavender Festival Weekend Here is the line up for Sunday at the Farm! Free Admission 10:00am Craft Tent Opens – Learn how to make a colorful fresh lavender and flower swag(an upside down bouquet)-you will use an array of different color lavender and flowers grown on the farm. Times will be 10…

Harvesting Cherries

Finally, cherries are ready! We started picking this morning. After the rain and cool temperatures we thought they would never be ready for harvesting. Not only are we in full swing with harvesting cherries but we are harvesting lavender as well. We are open Wednesday through Saturday. If you must get cherries before then we…

Sweet cherries & Lavender U-pick one week away. 2015

Cherries will be available soon.  We will be offering 1 lb, 8 lb, and 18 lb pack.  Certified Organic. Cherry Prices: $6.00/lb; $40/8 lb box; $90/18 lb box. U-Pick Lavender Prices: $8/bundle or 3 for $21.00. We will provide basket and scissors.  Bring your cameras! or paint brushes….

New Farm Hours for the rest of the season!

Wednesday thru Saturday 9:00 to 4:00 pm. June – September.  Will be open Sundays during cherry harvest, Lavender Festival, Peach Festival and Wine Festival. Whenever possible we can a make appointments during non-scheduled hours.

Tomato Plant Sale

BLOW OUT sale! All tomato plants $2.oo each when you buy 5 or more.  May hours: Thursday – Sunday, from 9:00 to 4:00pm. Starting June we will be open Wednesdays.

Lavender Farm Grower 101 – Class scheduled!

Grower 101 class “Plant to Market”: MAY 22ND 8:30 AM TO 12:30 PM –  If you are thinking of starting a lavender farm or already have a farm consider this class.  You will learn how to prepare, plant, process and market lavender.  We will have three hours of course instruction and an hour of farm…

Time to Prune Lavender

Time to prune lavender plants! This is when we prune our plants, we are almost done with our 15,000 plants! We hedge back 1/3 of the plant or if the plants are small, we trim down to three leaf nodes above the wood. On large plants a hedge trimmer works great. For 1 to 2…

Tomato Growing Tips

Greenhouses are brimming with all kinds of tomatoes – heirlooms and open pollinated varieties.  Here are a few growing tips for successful growing! Hope to see you soon. Secrets to Successful Tomato Growing

2015 Spring Annual Plant List

We are opening this Friday, April 24th.  Check out our plant list.  Much to choose from for your vegetable, herb and flower gardens.

Lavender Plant list updated.

We are coming to close to opening our greenhouses to the public – April 24th!  I have updated my lavender plant list.  Take a peak.  LavenderPlantAvailability I am coming close to running out 2 1/2″ pots for wholesalers.  There are still some exciting cultivars left. Keep in touch.  I will be posting my annual vegetable, flower…

Lavender Plant list posted for 2015 Spring plantings

The new updated plant list for Spring 2015 is posted!  There are a few changes.  Custom orders are due by November 15th.  Do not forget discounts given to those who order by October 15th. Receive discount through November 15th when you become a member of the Lavender Association of Western Colorado – www.coloradolavender.org  Check out…