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What You’ll find at Westwind Farm Studio’s Festival, July 9-10

photo at westwind by meri kemp

July 9 and 10 (saturday and sunday)
Westwind Farm Studio

13000 NW Old Germantown Rd
Portland, OR
(under the big tent!)

Hello lavender lovers! We are excited to spend time with you at our lovely farm with the great view. Be rough and ready in your sneakers and hats to cut lavender and walk on trails. Under the tent, we will have music by Kirin Kapin (12-4), and en plein air painting experiences and works by Gretha Lindwood (love her background painting of our farm!!!).

We also have lavender products made from the purest natural ingredients with no chemicals, organic whenever possible. Lavender lip balm, lavender oil, lavender spray, lavender wreaths, yummy lavender flavors, sachets, bunches, u-pick, WHEW!

See you SOON!

Photos by Meri Kemp of Thread and Whisk.

Leave your dog at home, please. And, we don’t have much shade!
photo at westwind by meri kemp

The Day Before

We are getting ready for the lavender festival! here’s what our fields look like before they get “gussied up” tomorrow. We let grass, daisies and even things folks might consider weeds go to flower so that the native bees will be “in the neighborhood” when the lavender blooms. — Join us July 9 and 10, right here at Westwind Farm Studio.
the lavender field before shot

unkempt fields 2

What’s happening in the lavender fields?

Here’s a look at the current status of our lavender fields. It looks like we will have plenty ready early to make oils and lots of beautiful lavender left to pick fresh at the lavender festival, July 9 and 10, right here at Westwind! Our field garden will bloom early with the moonshine achillea, but we should get some nice dried stems out of it for bouquets. We are already attracting bees to our clover and irises, and it looks like the elk have been kind to the lavender and are focused on the grasses in our lower pastures.

closeup in may tidy row of lavender closeup of later blooming variety
field garden field garden with oak trees bee on clover
bee on iris elk visitors to the fields