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Lavender Weekend Sequim

July 18-20, 2014

Sequim Lavender Weekend 2014

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Welcome

to Sequim Lavender Weekend!

The City of Sequim is proud to host two premier lavender events: the Sequim Lavender Festival® and the Sequim Lavender Farm Tour and Fair. Lavender farms in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley are known for growing a premier product. This is due to the care given to the plants by the farmers, the hand-harvesting and processing of lavender flowers and the ideal weather conditions that make Sequim the perfect place to grow this beautiful and fragrant herb. While you’re here be sure to visit both of the lavender events in the city — the Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair in downtown Sequim and the Lavender Arts & Crafts Fair in the Park at the Water Reuse Demonstration Site north of Carrie Blake Park. Each setting offers a fun and festive experience with quality vendors, live entertainment and a lot of good food. Visit plenty of lavender farms and experience how these family owned businesses are helping to maintain an agricultural economy in the valley. Each farm is a unique adventure, as they all reflect the visions and interests of their owners and have something special to offer. Pick your own bouquet of lavender and take home quality lavender products. Once again, the Sequim community has planned a whole host of activities in conjunction with the lavender events. We hope you can participate in a few of those as well. Enjoy a fun and fragrance-filled weekend!

World Famous Victor’s Lavender Wholesale and retail. We have a complete line of lavender products for people and pets, and over 80 varieties of lavender plants available. Farm and gift shop are open to the public from June through September.

Offering consulting all over the world including the USA and Canada for those who wish to be in the lavender industry. Assignments from Lebanon to Morocco, Africa.

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WELCOME TO THE 18TH ANNUAL FARM TOUR & FAIR The 18th Annual

I am proud to welcome you to our lavender-filled city! As a Sequim native and Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce board member, I hope that you enjoy your Lavender Weekend! Each of the lavender farms has organized unique mini-festivals amidst the lavender for your enjoyment — food, music, demonstrations and activities on each farm bring the weekend’s celebration to life. We are thrilled to celebrate with you, our farms and the fragrant herb that we are fortunate enough to be able to grow as farmers – lavender! So welcome to Sequim, pick up your farm tour tickets (available at every farm and the Park), bring your appetite, dancing shoes and spend the weekend enjoying everything lavender that our world-famous farms have to offer! Vickie Oen, President Sequim Lavender Farmers Association

Welcome to the Sequim Lavender Farm Tour & Fair! We are excited to have you join us on this weekend to celebrate the world-class lavender farmers who have made Sequim famous. This is your chance to experience lavender through education, demonstrations, activities, shopping, entertainment and much more! Each of the farms has done a wonderful job organizing distinctly unique festivals on their individual farms that reflect their values, interests and personalities. Our farms offer everything from a trip back in time to meet George Washington himself, to cooking demonstrations and car shows – you won’t want to miss out on anything that our Farms on Tour have to offer! Get ready for a weekend to remember! David Doxtater, Event Producer Sequim Lavender Farmers Association

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LAVENDER FARM TOUR & FAIR OFFICIAL PROGRAM QUICK REFERENCE

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Sequim Lavender Weekend is a special section produced by Sequim Gazette/Peninsula Daily News Advertising Department.

Sequim Gazette - PO Box 1750, Sequim, WA 98382 Phone: 360-683-3311• Fax 360-683-6670 • sequimgazette.com Peninsula Daily News - 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA Phone 360-452-2345 • Fax 360-417-3521 • peninsuladailynews.com Publisher: John Brewer • Advertising Director: Steve Perry • Advertising Operations Manager: Susan Stoneman • Special Sections Editor: Patricia Morrison Coate

Special Thanks ................................................................................... 33 The Farms Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm .......................................................... 18 Lost Mountain Lavender Farm ............................................................ 19 Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm ....................................................... 20 Purple Haze Lavender Farm............................................................... 21 Washington Lavender Farm ............................................................... 22 Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm .................................................... 24

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Welcome to Washington Lavender!

George and Martha Washington’s Mount Vernon estate comes west on this oceanfront lavender farm. Owners, Dan and Janet Abbott, invite you to take a step back in time. Stroll the  lavender  fields, treat yourself to a glass of lavender lemonade and watch essential oil being distilled. Enjoy unparalleled panoramic ocean and mountain views, take in the Washington Music Festival and perhaps even meet George Washington himself. The farm store features our own handcrafted Martha’s Own and By George heritage lavender products with a special emphasis on culinary products made from our premium hand-harvested lavender. Tickets may also be purchased for Lavender High Tea on the Piazza.

- Lavender wreath-making hourly all weekend - Lavender wand-making on the half hour all weekend - Treasure hunt for kids - Decorate a lavender-filled Christmas ornament - Make your own sachet - Oil distillation & demonstration

Food:

Schedule:

- Vintage Carriage photos with George Washington - Fresh lavender bundles - High Tea on the Inn’s Piazza catered by Cameron’s Custom Catering (reservations required) - Washington Music Festival - Photo ops in the lavender field (old-fashioned hats available for your use)

Athena’s - featuring the Northwest’s best Gyros - beef/lamb, falafel, or chicken souvlaki - served hot on a warm pita with fresh veggies, house tzatziki sauce and crumbled feta. Lavender Lemonade, Lavender Ice Cream Varieties, Lavender Cookie Varieties, George Washington Coffee/Espresso Shop

- Antique Car Show - Colonial Village in the field courtesy of the 2nd Connecticut Regiment/NW Colonial Re-enactors. - Cooking demonstrations - discover the various ways that lavender is incorporated into the breakfast menu at George Washington Inn. Friday at 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday at noon and 4 pm. - Beekeeping Demonstration

Music:

Washington Music Festival on the Inn’s Front Lawn (directed by Dewey Ehling) with members of the Peninsula Singers, Port Angeles Symphony and Port Townsend Community Orchestra - bring your favorite blanket or lawn chair PLUS Rainshadow Ringers (Friday), Olympic Mountain Cloggers (Saturday and Sunday), Old Time Fiddlers

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Home of “Martha’s Own” fine lavender products

All of our lavender is organically-grown and hand-harvested, and we hand-craft each of our products to the highest standards. Martha would have been proud to call them her own! Sequim Gazette & Peninsula Daily News • 7

PRESENTING SPONSORS 7 Cedars Casino, First Federal, George Washington Inn, John L. Scott

MAJOR SPONSORS

Bath Fitter, Black Ball Ferry Line, CHEK Television, City of Sequim, Olympic Distributing, Sequim Gazette, Sequim Vacation Rentals, SJ Graphics Co.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Bella Italia, Hales Ales Brewery & Pub, KSQM 91.5, Nourish Restaurant, Olympic Wireless, Pike Brewing Company, ScuttleButt Brewing Co., Sequim Worship Center

FARM TOUR & FAIR

ANNUAL SEQUIM LAVENDER FARM TOUR & FAIR INFORMATION

Celebrate with Sequim’s world-class lavender farmers! In the beginning … It’s a common question: How and why does lavender thrive in the tiny, rural Dungeness Valley? Part of the answer lies in the pleasant and pastoral natural aspects of the North Olympic Peninsula. Given the purported annual rainfall of only 15 inches, mild weather that has no hint of tornadoes, hurricanes, severe snowstorms or heat waves into the 100-degree mark and spectacular views of mountains, water, flora and fauna, it’s the perfect place for glorious lavender farms to thrive. The other part of the answer is the tenacity of citizens who had a vision to restore the agricultural base of the fertile Sequim prairie. Ideas bantered about; flowers, vegetables at Saturday markets, and more. Eventually, the purple lavender plant became the course of action. The founders of the lavender movement, including former owner of Olympic Lavender Farm, Mary Borland-Liebsch, and Mike Reichner of Purple Haze Lavender Farm, tapped not only into the right crop, but were also founders of what has become a worldwide agritourism market. According to those who keep the history books, eight lavender farms began planting between 1995-1998. Since then, at least 30 more have been established. Today, more than 150,000 lavender plants are in the ground, with hundreds of thousands of plants grown right here sold wholesale around the world. Granted, there are lavender farms throughout the country, as well as the world — indeed, Provence, France, has long been celebrated for its lavender fields — but Sequim is actually trademarked as the Lavender Capital of North America®, and the climate for growing lavender mimics that of Provence. The popular Lavender Weekend held annually in mid-July celebrates not only the aromatic purple plant, but remains a tribute to those who had the foresight to take a chance on a venture that was not altogether certain. Thankfully, those early lavender pioneers stuck to their dreams, and now, lavender and the increased tourism it generates in this pleasant, quiet corner of the country, has certainly taken root and will continue to blossom for many years to come.

Heritage Lavender Farm Tour

Celebrate with Sequim’s World-Class Lavender Farmers! Visit five of Sequim’s iconic lavender farms, each reflecting the unique vision of their

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FRIENDS OF LAVENDER Alder Wood Bistro, Jeanne Martin CPA, Nash’s Organic Produce, Olympic Game Farm, Olympic Peninsula B&B Association, Red Lion Inn, Sequim Tax Service, Sherwood Assisted Living, Strait Lawn Care

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A comfortable chair and cool Lavender Margaritas await you at Purple Haze Lavender! During Lavender Weekend.

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Purple Haze Lavender Store DOWNTOWN SEQUIM

127 W. Washington St. Open Monday-Friday 9-5 Saturdays 10-5 • Sundays Noon-4 Open extended hours during the Lavender Fair

Offering a superb line of natural lavender products, organic lavender and a fabulous line of culinary delights.

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owners and the surrounding landscape. Each farm is its own festival reflecting the personality and interests of each farmer. Enjoy breathtaking fields of lavender, lavender products, educational workshops and demonstrations, crafts, food and beverages, live entertainment, and more. Spend the weekend celebrating alongside the farmers, learning about lavender farming and enjoying the fun and entertainment that each farmer has planned for YOU! Please note that dogs are not allowed on the farms. Farms are open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily

Sequim Lavender Welcome Center Presented by 7 Cedars Casino

Visit the NEW Sequim Lavender Welcome Center presented by 7 Cedars Casino during Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 18-20! Stop by 7 Cedars Casino to receive information about Lavender Weekend activities and to purchase your Heritage Lavender Farm Tour tickets. While you’re here, learn about Sequim’s Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe with samples, music and more. Located off of U.S. Highway 101 on your way into town, the Sequim Lavender Welcome Center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., July 18-20. You can purchase advanced discount tickets for 40 percent off at 7 Cedars Casino through July 17 and at the Welcome Center presented by 7 Cedars Casino, July 18-20.

Farm Tour Tickets

Advance 40 percent off tickets can be purchased online at www.SequimLavender.org or at the following local ticketing outlets: First Federal (Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Townsend), 7 Cedars Casino, Purple Haze Downtown, Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Farms on Tour.

Visit 5 farms for one low price all weekend! Advance 3-day Tickets, 40 percent off! (purchased by July 17): $15 3-Day Tickets (purchased July 18-20): $25 The Farms on Tour 1-Day Tickets: $10 Credit cards and cash are accepted at all ticketing booths during the Farm Tour & Fair. Active Duty Military (must have valid ID) and children 12 and under are FREE. All ticket purchases include a souvenir button and admission to all of the participating Farm Tour Passport farms. Visit at least three locations on the Farm Tour passport to receive a stamp, return your entry to any info booth and be entered to win a drawing for great prizes including a handmade quilt donated by the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club and many more lavender prizes!

Lavender Plants Lavender Bundles Lavender Buds Lavender Oils U-Pick Lavender

Lavender Soaps Lavender Lotions Lavender Scrubs Lavender Teas Lavender Honey

A CERTIFIED ORGANIC 10 ACRE FARM w/ THREE LOCATIONS IN THE HEART OF DUNGENESS

Arts & Crafts Fair in the Park

The Fair in the Park is located at the local oasis, Carrie Blake Park, where you are invited to visit the Shiso Sister City Friendship Garden, the Sequim City Garden, and experience many more surprises. Spend a day at the park, picnic and enjoy dozens of booths featuring lavender, hand-made crafts and community organizations, food, a wine and beer garden and more. No admission required. Hours: Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Beer and Wine Garden sponsored by Olympic Distributing

Relax in the beer and wine garden at the Park with a wide selection of wines provided by Olympic Peninsula Wineries and selection of beer provided by Scuttlebutt Brewing Co., Hale’s Ales, and Pike Brewing.

Scenic Helicopter Rides provided by Seattle Helitours

Soar over the “blue hole” on this awe-inspiring helicopter tour at the Fair in the Park! Experience this 20-minute tour of the beautiful Sequim Valley with spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the towering Olympic Mountains and a bird’s-eye view of the events during Lavender Weekend for only $90 per person! Located at Carrie Blake and Re-Use Park. Questions? Contact Scott at 206-767-0515 for details.

Farm Tour updates

Listen to KSQM 91.5 FM the Official Radio Station of the Lavender Farm Tour & Fair for live updates from the farms on tour!

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Thanks to sponsorship from Olympic Wi-Fi, the park will have free Wi-Fi access.

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Lavender Farm Tour & Fair Merchandise

Pick up limited editions of Annual Lavender Farm Tour & Fair art posters, caps, tees and more at our merchandise booth in the Park!

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FARM TOUR & FAIR

About the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association

Getting to the Farm Tour & Fair

GPS address: 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim WA 98382

Arriving in Town

You can go directly to your favorite farm or start at the Arts & Crafts Fair in the Park at Carrie Blake Park. Directions to the Arts & Crafts Fair in the Park via Highway 101: • Coming from the east: exit onto Washington Street; at Blake Sand & Gravel (QFC corner), turn right onto Blake Avenue. • Coming from the west: take the River Road exit into Sequim; turn right onto Washington Street; at the east end of Sequim, just past QFC, turn left onto Blake Avenue. There is street parking and other parking options at the Fair in the Park. All farms offer free parking to guests.

Handicapped Parking and Accessibility Let us Know What You Think

Send your comments and suggestions to info@sequimlavenderfarms.org.

Volunteers

Handicapped parking is available inside the Park at the gate off North Rhodefer Road. Handicap permits or registration cards are required. There is limited paved handicapped parking and paved paths suitable for wheelchairs. All booths are located on uneven grassy ground; handicap accessibility is limited. All of the Farms on Tour are handicap accessible, but note that the fields are uneven and there are no paved paths. Ask about ASL interpretation services at the nearest info booth.

One of the best ways to enjoy the Lavender Farm Tour & Fair is to be a volunteer. Thanks to the dedication of over 200 valued volunteers, the Lavender Farm Tour & Fair is made possible. Opportunities to volunteer are available throughout the weekend. All volunteers receive a Farm Tour pass and a Coming from Vancouver Island? special T-shirt. For additional information, visit our website Take the Coho ferry! Visit www.cohoferry.com for special at www.SequimLavender.org/participate/volunteer or e-mail Lavender Farm Tour & Fair packages and discounts. Sponvolunteer@sequimlavender.org. sored by Black Ball Ferry Line.

The members of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association (SLFA) include the original Sequim lavender farms who were instrumental in organizing and hosting the first lavender farm event in Sequim 18 years ago. Since then, lavender farming has become synonymous with Sequim; new farms have sprung up; and this localized cluster of farms now brings visitors to Sequim throughout the year. Even tourists who do not come to Sequim because of lavender will end up visiting one or more of the SLFA farms during their time on the Olympic Peninsula. Many of our farmers sit on various local and national boards and committees, contribute gift baskets and other items for charity fundraisers, donate time and funds to nonprofit organizations, and purchase locally produced ingredients for their products whenever possible. Members of the SLFA also allow for events to be held in their fields and facilities year-round. Three of the SLFA farms are Washington State/USDA certified organic – the highest concentration of certified organic lavender farms in the U.S. The SLFA is thankful for the ongoing support of hundreds of thousands of visitors and local community members as lavender farming continues into the future. “We are Sequim Lavender!”

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The Sequim Lavender Farmers Association is an association of lavender farms dedicated to the sustainable farming and production of premium quality lavender, to maintaining the region’s agricultural legacy and to being a significant contributor to and destination for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley agritourism industry. The SLFA is a nonprofit organization that is committed to: • Preserving farmland and natural lands • Promoting agritourism in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley • Promoting traditional farming culture and values • Improving the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest • Continuing the tradition of lavender farming for future generations

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• The SLFA member farms employ more than 85 people each year, helping and promoting job growth in the SequimDungeness Valley. • Over 55 people are employed by the SLFA and member farms during Lavender Weekend alone, not to mention providing business to vendors, merchandisers, and locally owned businesses during the event. • The SLFA contributes over $15,000 each year and SLFA member farms contribute thousands of additional dollars to promote the agritourism industry in Sequim, boosting the local economy. • SLFA members spend over 1,500 hours each year working to promote agritourism in Sequim through events, advertising and community engagement. • SLFA member farms draw over 47,000 visitors to Sequim each year! • The SLFA welcomes 20,000 visitors to Sequim during Lavender Weekend alone. • The SLFA member farms preserve 49.5 acres as farmland, lavender fields and natural lands in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, that’s equivalent to over 37 football fields!

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JARDIN DU SOLEIL LAVENDER FARM

The Schiefens are excited to share the third season of their lavender adventure at this picturesque farm that has been open to the public for more than 15 years. From the first blooms of spring to the harvest and distillation of certified organic essential oil in late summer, this family farm is sure to offer a unique farm experience. Located in the community of Dungeness, and situated adjacent to hundreds of acres of unspoiled protected wild lands and open organic farmland, Jardin du Soleil is a 10 acre island in a sea of natural beauty, boasting views of both the Olympic Mountains and Mount Baker in the north Cascades. From farming practices to the store, and their daily life, they are always conscious about how to minimize the impact on the environment. Subsequently, Jardin du Soleil is a certiJardin du Soleil Lavender Farm fied organic farm, which means no pesticides, fungicides or Paul and Jordan Schiefen chemical fertilizers are used in growing the lavender. Harvest is accomplished entirely by hand and the distillation of essen3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way tial oil is done as efficiently as possible. Sequim, WA 98382 “We even have a rainwater collection system and a solar 360-582-1185 • www.jardindusoleil.com powered door for our chickens,” say owners Jordan and Paul. Like many of the local lavender growers, the Royal Velvet • 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - Lavender Fairy Making lavender is a favorite, mostly for its color and versatility; and Friday and Saturday the most shocking thing about lavender farming is the “shear • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. - Pony Rides and petting zoo by local 4-H amount of work” involved. The farm is beautiful year-round, and there always is some- (Just for Kids; by donation) Saturday thing memorable to see or do. Whether it be the lavender, the • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Sequim Valley Car Club music festival in late summer, the flowers of spring, or little snow covered mounds of lavender in the winter.

Farm Events

Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Photos in the fields by Valerie with your camera • Kids games with prizes (Just for Kids) • Kids Crafts, paper flower making and bird feeders (Just for Kids) • Garden Maze • U-cut lavender All Weekend • 10:30 a.m. - Meet the farmers with Paul and Jack, “Our Story, Our Farm, Our Future” Q&A, located at the tent and stage • 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. - Distillation demonstration • 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Lavender Wand Making 18 • Sequim Gazette & Peninsula Daily News

Vendors

• Bubble Up Girlz – All natural handmade soy lotion candles, tartlets and body products. • For Your Nails Only – Lavender Paraffin hand dips and massage • New Social Club – Upcycled Clothing • John Lavatai – Birdhouses and wood crafts • Gifts of Mother Earth – Original terra cotta pottery, garden signs, plant markers and vases. • WeDo Fudge – A stunning variety of packaged fudge. • Dungeness Gold – Locally made mustards, jams, and other food products. • Olympic Onion – A unique culinary delight • Jed N Ennie Enterprises – Glass enamel beads and birdie pops. • Suvi Baby – Rope art — rope baskets, bowls and purses • Dorothy From Oz Creations – Cards, magnets, bookmarks, ornaments, etc. • Fiddleheads — Unique furnishings for the home and garden • Lavender Skep Apiary — Local honey • Townsend Bay Soap — Handmade soaps • 9 Boards- Repurposed woodsmithing • Heart to Heart — designs by Suzi Unique folding albums and handmade cards

Music

All Weekend • 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - Dan Perea and Brandon Ficquette, eclectic acoustic rock with farmer Paul sitting in Friday • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. - The Old Sidekicks, county and bluegrass, with their toe tapping, foot stomping, knee slapping, hand clapping, finger snapping sound and humor Saturday • 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The Old Sidekicks, county and bluegrass, with their toe tapping, foot stomping, knee slapping, hand clapping, finger snapping sound and humor

Food

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LOST MOUNTAIN LAVENDER FARM

As new empty nesters, the owners of Lost Mountain Lavender since December 2011, Monica Quevedo and Ray Veihl have the feeling they’ve found their own piece of heaven in the 3-acre farm brimming with more than 100 varieties of lavender and 1,200 plants. Compared to the urban sprawl of Orange County, Calif., where they hail from, the farm is an oasis of flora and fauna, the scent of lavender from summer to fall, the bounty of its well-established fruit orchard in autumn and the Olympic Mountains towering over the small farm. “We are a sustainably managed farm, our intent is having a healthy living plant, soil ecosystem that does not need pesticides of any kind, therefore, growing beautiful flowers without harming people or the earth,” is how Monica and Ray describe their farm’s impact on the environment. “We do not use chemicals/pesticides, we don’t even kill slugs!” Although the farm is labor intensive, it is the curiosity people have about lavender that most surprises Monica and Ray. “People really want to know what it’s like to grow lavender,” they said. Lost Mountain’s sample garden has 50 varieties of lavender, a good place to compare the myriad species of the plant. The waterwheel is also a popular place for photos. Monica and Ray enjoy hosting people from all over the world and talking about the details of running a lavender farm, making the products which are made on the farm and sold in the quaint gift shop on site. The couple looks forward to sharing everything there is to see, smell and taste of lavender.

Farm Events

Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • U-pick your own sweet bouquet of lavender. • Learn to make lavender wands and lavender baskets.

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Lost Mountain Lavender Farm Monica Quevedo and Ray Veihl 1541 Taylor Cutoff Road, Sequim, WA 98382 888-507-7481 or 360-681-2782 www.Lostmountainlavender.com • Live llamas for petting and pictures • Weaving on table loom, spinning with Bay Llama. • Chain making and metal soldering with artist Susan Kantowitz. • Copper braising with artist Natalie Brown. All Weekend • 11:30 a.m. – Farm Tour: From Field to Product, learn about how we harvest, dry, de-bud and distill lavender with owners Monica Quevedo and Ray Veihl, located at the U-pick tent. • 3:30 p.m. – Meet the Farmer with owners Monica Quevedo and Ray Veihl, Q&A and guided farm tour, located at the Water Wheel.

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• Food & Wine Garden provided by Nourish Restaurant (GF, Organic, Local) - Serving: Pulled Pork sandwiches with Lavender BBQ sauce, Nourish Lavender Pepper Veggie Burgers, both served with Lavender laced vinaigrette slaw, Lemon Scones, Lemon and Lavender Preserves and Whipped Cream, local wines, beers, ciders • Snacks provided by Mom’s Spritzers & Snacks - Serving: Lavender Italian Sodas, Lavender Milk Shakes, Lavender Lemonade, Lavender Candied Almonds, Gourmet sodas and smoothies

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OLYMPIC LAVENDER HERITAGE FARM

When the Hermosillo family bought a certified organic lavender farm north of Sequim near Dungeness Bay in 2013, friends and family said, “What?!” Free-spirited and constant travelers, settling down and buying a lavender farm that is open to the public all summer and featured on the annual Sequim Lavender Farm Tour was the last thing anyone expected this family to do, including themselves. A university administrator and a biochemist by trade and in their mid 30’s, they decided when they moved to Sequim that getting back to America’s agricultural roots would be their next big family adventure. Marco and Christa have been growing and researching lavender for a number of years, and purchasing Olympic Lavender allowed them to extend their acreage from 6 to 11 with in three locations in Dungeness. Through their continuation with the USDA certified organic program and with both Marco and Christa being Master Gardeners, their farm management strategies and horticulture knowledge leads them to be environmental stewards of their lands and encourage a sustainable culture of lavender farming. For Christa, farming is an important lifestyle for her children to learn and be a part of. Having grown up on a cattle ranch and farm in Eastern Washington, Sequim has provided her family the opportunity to continue this farming legacy. With so many farms of Sequim’s past nearly gone, the farms of Sequim’s future are lavender and no one is more excited than their two young children, Raquel and Cruz. So what’s new? With a new website, a newly renovated boutique farm store, and new lavender products, they will continue All Weekend to focus on their farm growth over the next couple of years. • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - Beekeeping Basics, Q&A with BeeThis fall, they will be planting thousands of lavender plants on keeper Morris Clemmer the main farm campus and on their other two field locations in • 2:30 p.m. - Meet the Farmers with Marco and Christa the spring of 2015. This 19-year-old lavender farm is starting Hermosillo, “So you bought a farm, now what do you do?!” a new life with a new family in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. guided lavender tours and Q&A, located at the Greenhouse Come rediscover Olympic Lavender!

Farm Events

Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • U-pick certified organic lavender bundles • Photo ops in the lavender fields • Oil distillation, lavender bud defoliating and lavender bud cleaning • “The Lavender Lady” June Devine featuring lavender crafts and demonstrations • Decorate/stamp your own muslin lavender sachet bags • Lavender Kids Day - Face painting, Purple Pirate Treasure Hunt, activities (Just for Kids)

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Music

Friday • 10 a.m. - Larry Murante, folk/folk pop • 12 p.m. - Olivia De La Cruz, Americana/folk • 2 p.m. - Whitney Monge, alternative soul • 4 p.m. - Daniela Curto, soul Americana Saturday • 10 a.m. - Larry Murante, folk/folk pop • 12 p.m. - Daniela Curto, soul Americana • 2 p.m. - Olivia De La Cruz, Americana/folk • 4 p.m. - Whitney Monge, alternative soul

Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm Marco and Christa Hermosillo 1532 Marine Drive, Sequim, WA 98382 360-683-4475 or 855-683-4475 www.olympiclavender.com Sunday • 11 a.m. - Daniela Curto, soul Americana • 1 p.m. - Whitney Monge, alternative soul • 3 p.m. - Olivia De La Cruz, Americana/folk

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• CrabHouse Restaurant- Serving Grilled Shrimp Skewers & Bacon Scallop Skewers, Dungeness Crab Cocktail, Lavender Hot Dogs & Lavender Chips, Blueberry Lavender Lemonade, Bedford’s Sodas • Olympic Ice Cream of Sequim, serving white chocolate raspberry lavender and peach lavender ice cream, along with other assorted favorites • Wine & Beer Garden featuring award-winning Harbinger Winery of Port Angeles, hand-selected favorite Northwest wines and great micro brews

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• “The Lavender Lady” June Devine - Lavender Crafts • Clemmer Honey - Honey & Beekeeping • Ginnie Porter - Jewelry • Burnishing Creativity - Handmade Metal Art & Sculptures • Inky Quills LLC - Natural & Eco-friendly soaps and skin care • Island Life Travel - Whidbey Island • Perfectly Posh - Whidbey Island • Scrap Garden - Recycle & Reuse Metal Arts & Works • Jamberry Nails - Nail wraps and Nail Seals • Lilla Rose - Hair Jewelry • Happy Go Lucky Face Painting - Face Painting/Henna Art • Simply Kettle Korn • Beadware Designs - Jewelry • Renee Healy Fine Arts - Watercolor and Mixed Media • Tupperware! - Shellea Wolfe • Serendipity Artisan Dips - Dip Mixes • Restless Chocolates of Seattle - Artisan Chocolate Treats

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PURPLE HAZE LAVENDER FARM

Come celebrate the 18th year of the Purple Haze Lavender Farm experience! With 12 acres of beautiful organic lavender fields to U-pick, gourmet lavender ice cream to enjoy, a lavender gift shop filled with their own line of culinary and body care products, and peacocks and chickens in the orchard, you are sure to find something for every age to enjoy. You even can stay with them at their farmhouse vacation rental. Purple Haze, nestled in the rolling hills just outside of the Sequim city limits, is the oldest, largest and “friendliest farm in the valley,” says owner Mike Reichner. Favorite lavender plant? A tough question to answer, Mike says. “I like different lavenders for different things,” he explains. “I like Grosso as it yields so much more oil, Royal Velvet for its fuzzy dark blue beauty, Melissa for the stark color contrast, both in the field and and in a bundle, Hidcote Giant for its huge flower buds and its durability when dried Music Friday on the stem.” • 12:30 p.m. - Blake Noble, acoustic guitar When first starting, Mike and his staff were surprised there • 2 p.m. - Open Country Joy, funk/jam band/rock was so little information available concerning lavender farm• 4 p.m. - Geoffrey Castle, electric violin ing. He says the few existing lavender farms were very secreSaturday tive, “so we did lots of experimenting. I was laughed at when • 12:30 p.m. - Blake Noble, acoustic guitar I said I was going to offer U-pick lavender to the public. Now, • 2 p.m. - Open Country Joy, funk/jam band/rock the farm offers plenty of U-pick and much more. The only • 4:30 p.m. - Geoffrey Castle, electric violin laughing is from visitors having a wonderful time on the farm. Sunday Join them on Lavender Weekend for the most amazing mu• 1 p.m. - Open Country Joy, funk/jam band/rock sicians, unique craft vendors, fabulous Northwest cuisine and • 2:30 p.m. - Blake Noble, acoustic guitar of course their famous lavender margaritas. There always is a • 4:30 p.m. - Geoffrey Castle, electric violin lavender chair waiting for you!

Farm Events

Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Silk Scarf Painting demonstration with artist Renne Brock-Richmond All Weekend • 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. - French Pancakes & Lavender Glaze Cooking Demo, The Hidden Alchemist located near the farmhouse • 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - Drinks, Sodas and Quick Desserts, Cooking Demo, The Hidden Alchemist located near the farmhouse • 11:30 a.m. - Meet the Farmer with Mike Reichner Q&A, located near the stage • 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Baking with Lavender (infusing butters & oils), Cooking Demo, The Hidden Alchemist located near the farmhouse • 1 p.m. - Lavender Oil Distillation Demonstration, located near the gift shop

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Food

• Bushwhacker Restaurant, Bar - Serving Lavender Margaritas, Cosmopolitans, Gin and Tonic and Cheese Board • Blondie’s Plate - Serving Cesar Salad, Bread Salads with Steak and Salmon, Grilled Steak Sandwiches, Grilled Salmon, Special Kids Meal and drinks”

Vendors

• Avon/Breast Cancer Fundraiser • Don Anderson - silver and stone pendants • Barbara Doolittle - handmade beads • Bell Bottom Beverages - our own lavender ice cream, lemonade and Italian sodas! • Bowerman Basin Limited - handmade pottery • Bumblebeads - beautiful lavender pendants • Clark Mundy - hand-hammered copper sculpture • Corena’s Creations - handmade luminaries • Diane Eason - handmade tea cozies, towels, etc. • Gynda Schaad - author • The Hidden Alchemist - herbal infusions and skincare products as well as culinary demonstrations • Jo Jo Beads - handmade glass bead jewelry • Tiechart Designs - watercolors • Henna Tattoos with Kali • Liz Harper - glass artist • LSL Northwest LLC - hand-sewn items • Teatime Linens - vintage linens • Theresa Lingvall - author • Tender Touches Spa - hair chalking and hand massages • Unique as You - fiber arts Sequim Gazette & Peninsula Daily News • 21

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WASHINGTON LAVENDER FARM

Washington Lavender is situated on 10 acres overlooking the spectacular Strait of Juan de Fuca. During the past decade, owners Dan and Janet Abbott have developed a destination masterpiece known affectionately as “Mount Vernon West.” Home of “Martha’s Own” lavender products, the farm store features heritage lavender products made on the farm using organically-grown lavender. “Our focus is on producing the highest quality lavender,” Janet emphasized. “Our distillation of lavender focuses on using mostly the flowers rather than stems to ensure premium essential oil for our related products.” Although Dan and Janet thoroughly enjoy the farm and embrace all the challenges farming lavender brings, they agree one of the biggest surprises has been the amount of manual labor involved in weeding and hand-harvesting. However, it’s the hands-on touch that allows for the highest possible quality of lavender. During the Farm Tour and Fair in July, visitors are invited to enjoy period music and colonial reenactments, create Washington Lavender Farm a lavender craft, make reservations for high tea and perhaps Dan and Janet Abbott meet George himself while indulging in a lavender lemonade 965 Finn Hall Road or lavender ice cream and watching an essential oil distillaPort Angeles, WA 98362 tion. One focus is on the nation’s founding father, his farming methods, his quest for excellence, his faith and character. 360-452-4877 • www.walavender.com Although the 3-day weekend in July is a huge celebration on each of the farms, farming is a year-round operation. From • 11 a.m. (hourly) - Lavender wreath-making spring planting and weeding to the beauty of the summer • 11:30 a.m. (hourly) - Lavender wand-making growth, to harvest and distillation in the late summer, we are • 1:30 p.m. – Meet the Farmer with Dan Abbott, Q&A, happy to share this experience with our visitors. located at the distillation site Friday Farm Events • 12 p.m. - Cooking demonstration, explore the numerous Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ways that lavender is incorporated into the breakfast menu at • Treasure Hunt (Just for Kids) George Washington Inn • Kids’ Krafts (Just for Kids) Saturday • Make your own sachet • Meet George Washington in person • Decorate a lavender-filled Christmas ornament • Vintage carriage photos with George Washington • Oil distillation & demonstration • Colonial village and reenactment • U-pick lavender • North Olympic Shuttle & Spindle Guild – wool spinners • Lavender bud cleaning with an old-fashioned hand bud • 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - Cooking demonstration, explore cleaner the numerous ways that lavender is incorporated into the • Photo ops in the lavender fields (old-fashioned hats avail- breakfast menu at George Washington Inn able for your use) Sunday • Antique Car Show • Meet George Washington in person • Beekeeping demo, watch the bees at work in a demo hive • Vintage carriage photos with George Washington and see how a beekeeper extracts the honey • Colonial village and reenactment All Weekend • 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - Cooking demonstration, explore • 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – High Tea catered by the numerous ways that lavender is incorporated into the Cameron’s Custom Catering (reservations required) breakfast menu at George Washington Inn 22 • Sequim Gazette & Peninsula Daily News

Music

Friday • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Rainshadow Ringers, handbells • 12 p.m.-2 p.m. – Old Time Fiddlers • 2 p.m.-3 p.m. – Rainshadow Ringers, handbells Saturday • 10 a.m.-11 a.m. – Olympic Mountain Cloggers • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.– Chamber Ensembles • 3 p.m.-6 p.m. – Old Time Fiddlers Sunday • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Old Time Fiddlers • 2 p.m.-3 p.m. – Olympic Mountain Cloggers • 3 p.m.-5 p.m. – Chamber Ensembles

Food

• Athena’s, Greek beef/lamb, falafel, or chicken souvlaki served hot on a warm pita with fresh veggies, house tzatziki sauce and crumbled feta • Lavender ice cream • Lavender lemonade • Lavender cookies • George Washington Coffee/Espresso Shop - coffee beans roasted on-site

Vendors

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Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm Marcella and Gary Stachurski 360-683-7733 or 800-470-8423 www.cedarbrooklavender.com Passionate about lavender since 1967, Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm is delighted to be participating in the Arts & Crafts Fair in the Park. Rejuvenate with locally handcrafted products including the popular and ultra-pampering Purely Lavender Face and Body Cream, as well as a variety of aromatherapy products made with Cedarbrook’s signature lavender blend that will surely indulge your senses. Also, don’t forget your taste buds and stock up on your culinary lavender needs including honey, baking mixes, spices and recipes to bring home and try. It’s also been a year of transformation for Cedarbrook as they’ve been working diligently on a new look and feel for their brand. Recent past changes in the nation’s economy and changes in the local Sequim lavender industry itself provide a tumultuous backdrop of change at Cedarbrook. After a period of downsizing and re-evaluation, comes the excitement and challenge of new beginnings, new approaches and new opportunity. “We’ve been working very hard and are thrilled to roll out

our updated look this year!” owner Marcella Stachurski, said of the new apothecary-like packaging. Cedarbrook encourages all to stop by and see the new look! NOTE: Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm is not on tour. Visit their booth at the Fair in the Park.

Farm Events

All Weekend • 4:30 p.m. – Meet the Farmers with Marcella and Gary Stachurski, Q&A, located at the Cedarbrook booth in Carrie Blake Park.

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SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Sequim Lavender Farmers Association and the Sequim Lavender Growers Association are pleased to cosponsor the In-City Shuttle Bus system for the convenience of Sequim Lavender Weekend attendees. Park your car once and take the shuttle to all of the events in the city. There are three vehicles running the continuous circuit. Shuttles should reach each stop approximately every 30 minutes. The shuttle bus does not go to any farms. The InCity Shuttle stops are: • JCPenney Parking Lot • Sequim Middle School (Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Show/ Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Driftwood Art Show) • Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair • QFC Parking Lot • Blake Parking Lot • Lavender Arts & Crafts Fair in the Park Second Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Sequim (westbound) Second Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Sequim (eastbound) Thank you to the 7 Cedars Casino Properties for use of their shuttle.

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DOWN ON THE (LAVENDER) FARM Growing lavender can be a time-consuming, yet satisfying way to live By Mary Powell A riddle: What is a little crazy, loves dirt, is flexible, a risk-taker, creative and a good mechanic to boot? Answer: A lavender farmer, of course.

“Lavender farmers have to be dedicated, resourceful and a little crazy.” Janet and Dan Abbott, Washington Lavender

These are a few of the descriptives lavender farmers here on the North Olympic Peninsula gave when asked about life on the farm and specifically, what it takes to maintain a successful business in today’s agricultural arena. “Lavender farmers better have a good dose of entrepreneurial verve – not quite the attitude of a fighter pilot, but something approaching it,” is what Marcella Stachurski said about the topic. Stachurski should know. Owner of Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm — the first and oldest herb farm in Washington — and passionate about lavender since 1967, Stachurski has just about experienced it all when it comes to growing, selling and making lavender products. “Flexibility, resilience, a positive attitude and a good mechanic or handyman are important as well,” she adds. Cedarbrook is but one of dozens of lavender farms in and around Sequim, formally known as the Lavender Capital of North America®. Five of what are called Heritage Farms will be open for tours during the Sequim Lavender Weekend. Stachurski will have a booth featuring handcrafted lavender and culinary products at Lavender Fair at Carrie Blake Park.

A shared lifestyle

When we think of farming, what generally comes to mind is corn and wheat fields, dairy cows and beef cattle, pigs, and chickens, perhaps a large barn or two, a multitude of farming equipment, all situated on an average of 400 acres or more in the Midwest.

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Now comes nearly the opposite, the picturesque, unique, family owned and managed lavender farms, most a stone’s throw away from our backyards. Average-sized farm, about eight acres, most with the traditional barn, and some, like Purple Haze Lavender Farm, have chickens and even a pair of peacocks. Compared to a 1,000-or-more-acre wheat farm, lavender farming might sound a bit easier. Not true. From planting, harvesting, equipment repair, getting product — whatever it might be — to market, farming is farming. Weeds and more weeds is a common theme among our local lavender farmers. Ridding the rows of lovely lavender plants of nasty unwanted grasses, noxious vegetation is one of the most timeconsuming tasks. “Weeds, weeds, weeds,” was how Marco and Christa Hermosillo, owners of Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm, responded when asked what shocked them most about lavender farming. “With more land comes more weeds, of course, but we’re adapting and have learned a new kind of patience.” Another common theme is the joy of sharing their lifestyle and farm with friends and visitors. This is especially true during the ever-so-busy days leading up to the Sequim Lavender Weekend and Lavender Farm Tour, when fields, gift shops and patios dotted with tables serving up lavender treats are open for all to experience.

Jardin du Soleil owners Jordan and Paul Schiefen concur. “We plan and produce up to a dozen events per year on the farm, including the Lavender Farm Tour, which brings thousands of guests to our farm each day, and the Jungible Music Festival, an outdoor music extravaganza,” Paul said. “We love telling our story and answering the questions of the thousands of annual visitors to our farm.” Over at Washington Lavender, owners Janet and Dan Abbott tell of a typical day at their farm. There, daily life includes a combination of lavender farming and sharing the farm with B&B guests at the George Washington Inn. “The day begins with breakfast, incorporating some form of lavender in

nearly every menu item. Our guests then have the opportunity to enjoy the farm and whatever is happening on that particular day. We answer questions, demonstrate and share our knowledge with our guests. Once our guests head out for the day to explore the area, we spend the rest of the day with farm chores and making products. There is always plenty of work to be done, but we enjoy sharing with farm visitors and guests,” the couple recounts. While lavender farmers share much in common, they are yet a diverse bunch. Both the Schiefens and Hermosillos are raising young children along with managing the farm. As the Schiefens put it, “raising a 4 and 7 year old is a full time job in itself.” The Hermosillos have a 4 and 7 year old as well and said that adjusting to a farming lifestyle has been both fun and challenging. “Creating lifestyle changes and new experiences to move us forward in our family/farm culture took buy-in from all of us and it has been a great ride so far.” The family looks for opportunities where they can continue to be independent and unique, but also grow as a strong family unit. The farm has allowed them to do that. The Hermosillos remind us that anyone who has the desire and tenacity can be a lavender farmer. For example, before buying Olympic Lavender, Marco was a university administrator and Christa a biochemist. “He’s a Democrat, I’m a Republican, he’s a night owl, Sequim Gazette & Peninsula Daily News • 29

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I’m up before sunrise,” Christa laughed. “But we’re both farmers.” Lost Mountain Lavender Farm owners Monica Quevedo and Ray Veihl are convinced they found a piece of heaven in their 3-acre farm. They also are of the opinion that lavender, in all shapes and sizes, offers a de-stressing experience. “Lavender has something special that invites us to relax, find clarity in our lives and share our stories,” Monica said. “Experiencing a field of blooming lavender is magical, it brings out the best say, has to not just like people, but love in people.” people. Put on a smiley face every day and be willing to spend long hours meeting and greeting the public. The one big Getting down and dirty Mike Reichner, as longtime owner of thing about farming, Reichner remindPurple Haze Lavender Farm, arguably ed, is that when all the visitors leave, one of the most successful in the Pacific the daily work continues with weeding, Northwest, has a few tips for favorable production, bottling and general caretaking. outcomes. “We have to be risk takers, willing to “Lavender farmers like getting their hands dirty, that’s for sure,” he said. take planned risks, hoping, counting on, “You HAVE to like getting your hands gambling, knowing that the next risk is going to pay off.” dirty.” Paul Schiefen agrees the lifestyle of A lavender farmer, he goes on to

a lavender farmer is very full and extremely busy. There always is something to do and sometimes very little time for relaxing, but it is worth the price of freedom or running their own business, he said. “Our days consist of wearing many hats,” Paul said. “We are traditional farmers, gardeners, marketers, manufacturers, retail store owners, tour guides, active community members, event organizers and parents.”

Whew. A busy life is it, indeed. But, for all the intense labor, all of our farmers agree on one thing: they wouldn’t have it any other way. “It really is good to have some part in an agricultural lifestyle,” Marcella Stachurski summed up. “in particular a small family farm that is just about to disappear from this country forever.”

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Welcome

to the 18th Sequim Lavender Festival®

It is with great pleasure and a lot of hard work that the Sequim Lavender Growers Association™ works year-round to produce this event. This would not be possible without the support of the City of Sequim as well as each member of the SLGA and our staff. Our most important mission is to educate the general public on the beauty of lavender in your own personal garden. We also take great pride in working with other nonprofits in the community to produce this event. A BIG thanks to the local Boys & Girls Club of Sequim and the local Red Cross who help make our event possible.

We value the community we live in and want to make sure it is highlighted in the most positive light. There is so much in our wonderful valley that the visitor can come and see beside lavender. Of course, we want you to see our lavender farms as well as our great street fair with our many lavender farmers in attendance, but while you are here, please visit our local attractions. The Olympic Game Farm has been a standard of family fun for over 40 years. Along with its driving tour, it offers a new “Mini Tour,” which now includes a petting farm, freshwater aquarium, a guided tour through the education area and a historical studio barn tour. Graysmarsh Berry and Lavender Farm, one of our members, has been making families smile

and enjoy the fresh varieties of berries for years. We personally picked our buckets of berries when our girls where young and took them back to California to make our yearly jam, not to mention making wonderful syrup at the campsite for our pancakes! YUM, it doesn’t get better than that! The Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club of Sequim has been donating beautifully made quilts to many organizations for years. When their members donate to us, we once again give back to the community with all our raffle proceeds going into scholarship funds. We were very pleased this year to give two scholarships. Last but not least would be Nash’s Organic Farm store where you can get fresh vegetables and fruits and more in their charming store located in the heart of the fields they work. Please enjoy our beautiful FREE farms and your time in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and surrounding mountains. Mary Jendrucko, Executive Director, Sequim Lavender Festival Member since 1999 of the Sequim Lavender Growers Association

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Location: Downtown Sequim on Fir Street (between Sequim and Third avenues) Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Free. The Sequim Lavender Festival’s Street Fair is in downtown Sequim. It is the hub of activity for the festival and features more than 150 craft vendors, food, a wine, beer & spirits garden and musical entertainment. Parking and handicap parking is available around the Street Fair or you can park at the QFC parking lot on the east side of town or the J.C. Penney parking lot on the west end of town and catch the free shuttle to the Street Fair. Turn to Page 27 for information on the shuttle. See Page 40 for details on the Street Fair and a schedule of musical entertainment.

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Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula for “Festival Fun For Kids.” The youth development organization will be at the Lavender Festival leading old-fashioned carnival contests on the hour, providing children and families a scavenger hunt lis and offering face painting and make and take crafts by donation. Kids also will enjoy on the spot fun,

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Location: Six lavender farms and one commercial nursery in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Hours: Farms are open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Cost: Free. Six lavender farms and one commercial nursery of the Sequim Lavender Growers Association are open to the public for free, self-guided visits during Sequim Lavender Festival Weekend®. These family farms are a part of the agritourism community. Visitors to these quaint farms can enjoy U-pick lavender, shopping in the farm gift shops and endless photography opportunities. Each farm has its own identity and is sculpted according to the dreams and visions of its resident owners. Farmers will be on hand to meet guests. Each farm has plenty of parking available for guests. A driving guide map is available.

• Nelson’s Duckpond and Lavender Farm

We will be featuring the following during festival: Tilly’s lavender lemonade, proceeds to Greywolf Elementary School music program. Cooking with lavender food demonstrations throughout the weekend. Lots of new lavender-related items in our gift shop. And of course U-pick lavender, several varieties available. As always, we are a family and pet friendly farm. chairs placed throughout our fields, including our new gazebo. We have various benches in our fields for great individual and/ or group photos. • Blackberry Forest We’ll have lavender soap, lavender wand kits, luxury hand knits, lavender angels and handmade porcelains. Blackberry • Peninsula Nurseries Forest may be the best location for superior photos with views Peninsula Nurseries is a major lavender plant production of the mountains, fields and beautiful Sequim Bay. Dogs and nursery, growing two dozen varieties and shipping to lavender children with considerate parents always are welcome! farms all over the USA. The nursery also has a large garden center with thousands of different plants to choose from. Besides being one of the farms on tour, we will be at the Street Fair • The Lavender Connection More than 22 varieties of U-cut and five new year-old variet- on Fir Street for all your lavender needs. ies – for viewing only this year. Bring a lunch and picnic in our fields of lavender – tables and chairs provided. • Graysmarsh Lavender & Berry Farm Distillation of Lavender Essential Oil on site. Free bundle Graysmarsh Farm rests on the rich soil of the Sequim praiof lavender with military ID (including retired personnel). Cre- rie below the Olympic Mountains, next to the Strait of Juan ate your own scent using our essential lavender oil and other de Fuca. We grow lavender and a wide array of berries on our fragrances. Help select this year’s Customer Choice lavender to 1,000 acre farm. U-pick or purchase pre-picked ripe berries in be planted for next year. Great photo ops of lavender field and season. We will provide picking boxes. Available at the U-pick historical barn. Meet the Olson family – owners, distillers and stand are field-grown lavender plants. These easy to transplant product makers and chat about lavender. Relax in our comfy lavenders typically include: Provence, Grosso (French, deep purple), White Spike, Hidcote, Otto Quast (Spanish), Royal Velvet and Royal Purple. We are a pet-free farm. Your pets will have to stay in the car if you care to still bring them.

those who want their own lavender experience. Each year we try to introduce new items and are at the point where we have difficulty displaying all the products and gifts we have. Our fields of lavender were laid out as part of the landscaping rather than a commercial appearance. We welcome visitors to walk along the fields and take in the aroma and beauty that lavender provides. Artists and photographers are welcome to capture the natural beauty that lavender provides. To help us provide a welcome and assistance during the Lavender Festival, we have several family members come stay with us. They are a great help in the gift shop and parking and enjoy meeting our visitors. It is amazing to us and to our family where our visitors come from. Not only do we have visitors from all over North and South America, but also from all the continents from cities and towns large and small. For those coming to visit us for the first time, we wish you a warm welcome and hope you leave more relaxed than when you first arrived. For our friends who are returning, we look forward to seeing you again so we can catch up on how your life has been since we last saw you.

• Martha Lane Lavender

Martha Lane Lavender is a quaint lavender farm set among towering Douglas-fir trees. The lavender varieties grown in rows have been selected primarily for their essential oil quality. Mike and Julie Greenhaw pride themselves on providing the highest quality of pure lavender essential oil distilled on the farm from their Certified Organic lavender field, as a product of the USA. The Certified Organic lavender field is open for U-cut fresh bundles, exploring and photo ops with family and friends. A vista of purple lavender abounds with bees buzzing all around in the process of their work. Family and friends will distill fresh lavender into essential oil and hydrosol throughout the day, for your viewing pleasure. Sweet treats of lavender ice cream, lemonade, cookies and candy will be available for purchase. Lavender crafting classes will be offered with specifics listed on www.marthalanelavender.com under events. Last but not least, Mike and Julie welcome you into their charming Victorian-style home for a relaxed shopping atmosphere where they sell their handmade soaps, essential oils and other lavender treasures. Dogs are permitted on the farm only in the farm-provided kennel.

• Oliver’s Lavender Farm

This year we celebrate 14 years that our lavender farm has been open to the public and we are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. When we were developing our lavender farm and doing our landscaping, we did so with our future visitors in mind. We wanted those that came here to feel welcomed and at home. Our gift shop was developed with a lavender theme and contains locally produced lotions, soaps, a culinary line and other gift items that are lavender-related. Plants are available for

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elax in our gazebo set in the middle of our picturesque Certified Organic lavender field. Wander our aromatic rows and pick your perfect lavender bundle, adding other flowers from our farm if you wish. Take pictures and enjoy the fragrance and soothing atmosphere. Tasty lavender treats, including lavender ice cream, lavender lemonade and more, are available at our farm. Watch us distill our lavender flowers into essential oil and hydrosol, with demonstrations occurring throughout the day. Take one of the “Crafting with Lavender” classes announced on our website, listed under Events. Don’t forget to visit our Victorian Home Gift Shoppe to find something for yourself or a special someone. We welcome you to our farm and look forward to sharing our love of lavender with you!

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Cindy Mangutz began painting at an early age in Southern California and was commissioned by one of her mother’s friends at the age of 16 to paint a conquistador. By her early 20s she knew that art was her calling! After marrying woodcarver Steve Mangutz and moving to Leavenworth, they flourished as artists and their careers took off at “Art in the Park.” Cindy turned her focus to a primitive style of painting while Steve began a line of incredibly detailed Santa Clauses. They opened their first shop North Wind Gallery. They both were selected by the Bill Dodge Folk Art Gallery in Carmel, Calif., where they sold original paintings and wood carvings for three years. In the early 1990s the couple and their two children moved to Port Townsend where they opened another shop that was shared by many artists. They began to participate in more and more arts and crafts fairs including the harvest festivals in California and are still “old permanent fixtures” at many of Pacific Northwest shows. Cindy’s influences include Grandma Moses and Charles Wysocki and her inspiration is from the natural beauty found in the Pacific Northwest. You can see her visualization of the sea in the brilliant watercolors shown in her nautical art and the many shades of green from the forests found in her landscapes. Steve makes bentwood twig furniture as well as carving gnome and Santa figures. Cindy paints every opportunity she can and her medium of choice is acrylic on canvas or Masonite to create her visions. When the couple is not traveling to shows, you can find them at their home working on new paintings and carvings on their 10 acres of rugged undeveloped land consisting of numerous recycled structures i.e.; an old converted school bus with a stick built addition, several various small buildings and an old wooden boat that is no longer seaworthy perched on the land. They just recently acquired a freshly retired converted school bus (Hippie Hilton as the seller described it) that has become Cindy’s new art studio!

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SPICING UP YOUR RECIPES USING LAVENDER

By Dr. Lavender Gardeners who include lavender in their landscapes savor the fragrant and aesthetic benefits of this versatile plant. However, not all lavender is savory for culinary or edible purposes. The varying flavors of lavender are imparted from the oils in the buds, which differ in a wide selection of plant varieties. One distinctive substance contained in the oils (bud) is camphor. Although touted for its therapeutic, relaxing and “lavenderish” scent, lavender with high concentrations of camphor is not tasty. Lavender buds, either fresh or dried selected from the Angustifolia varieties are commonly more flowery and sweeter in fragrance, non-pungent and more suitable for cooking. The “Royal Velvet” and “Folgate” varieties are very popular for cooking and should be sought out for their color-holding features after cooking and preparation. The “Provence” variety from the Intermedia varieties also is edible. Lavender as a food ingredient is known to continually impart or blend its

oils (flavor) into your recipes, especially cakes and cookies, after they have been prepared. For this reason, cut back on lavender portions if you prepare recipes to be served three or more days later. Fresh-cut lavender foliage and stems also are useful to cover and baste fish and fowl preparations on a sum-

mer barbecue. There have been over 6,200 hits or downloads for Dr. Lavender’s “Lavender Owner’s Manual,” retrievable from the Sequim Lavender Festival website, www.lavenderfestival. com. We take pride in our Sequim Lavender Growers Association’s 501(c)(6) nonprofit status as including an educator in the cultivation of lavender, (and grandchildren), and creating drought-tolerant landscapes. We accomplish this by distributing training material, providing lectures to garden clubs and others and opening up our farms to view up-close-and-personal how lavender can fit in your landscape or as part of a business venture. Our entire festival is dedicated to bringing to you the best lavender has to offer in a family friendly atmosphere. As a long term nonprofit, we insist that admission to our festival and farms, fragrance and advice are FREE. “We’ll Keep the Lavender Blooming.” A part of Sequim Lavender Weekend. Please visit SequimLavenderFestival.com and SequimLavenderWeekend.com.

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SEQUIM LAVENDER FESTIVAL STREET FAIR

Downtown Sequim is bustling with activity, vendors, food and music The center of the Sequim Lavender Festival is a free, community-spirited Street Fair on Fir Street where visitors will be surrounded by three days of vendors, food and continuous musical entertainment. The Street Fair is in downtown Sequim between Sequim and Third avenues. NEW attractions this year include “Festival Fun for Kids,” our local Boys & Girls Club sponsored activities for tykes, toddlers and children 12 years and under. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

well as other events in Sequim. ADA parking can be found on West Alder Street between Second and Third avenues, near the shuttle drop off. Also available at this location are ADA approved Sani-cans.

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As of publication, the Street Fair’s highend fair will have 150 vendors. Artists will showcase their works in fine arts, glass, fiber, jewelry, leatherwork, metal, photography, pottery, woodwork and more. Other vendors include agricultural, dolls and toy booths. Booths for several nonprofit organizations and festival sponsors can be found at the fair as well. And, of course, there will be a strong representation of lavender products with 12 lavender booths setting up shop at the Street Fair for all your unique lavender products and plants.

You may park on nearby side streets or you There is nothing lacking for the discerncan take advantage of the free parking at the ing appetite. Food vendors will be serving up QFC and J.C. Penney parking lots, where you barbecue, ice cream, Thai food, Greek food, can catch the free shuttle to the Street Fair as sweet corn, Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs, lo-

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NEW for 2014 Lavender margaritas and martinis. We are very pleased to welcome The Cedars at Dungeness which will be hosting our Street Fair’s wine, beer & spirit garden. In addition to its usual tasty offerings it will have lavender wine, lavender margaritas and lavender martinis. Be there! It is conveniently located near the food booths and the music stage so you can enjoy a glass of your favorite beverage while relaxing and listing to music.

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cally made bakery treats, coffee and more. Something for everyone in the family. Bon appetite! Enjoy gourmet, locally made ice cream — including lavender ice cream — from Olympic Mountain Ice Cream or try the best premium black Angus prime rib, baby-back ribs, pork roast, chicken and hickory sausages courtesy of Smokey’s BBQ Grill. For a snack, JAWA Gourmet Nuts offers Bavarian-styled glazed nuts fresh from the roaster. Ask for a free sample of the lavender walnuts — a sweet snack, garnish or gift. Food vendors include: • Athena’s Gyros - Lamb & Chicken Gyros, Falafel Sandwich & Greek Fries • Bangkok Bistro - Thai Cuisine. Phad Thai, Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Mixed Vegetables, Pepper Beef Steak, Chicken Red Curry, Tamarine Chicken (Sweet and Sour), Chicken Mixed Vegetables, Jasmine Steamed Rice, Thai Iced Tea/Coffee. • Crepealicious - Chicken Artichoke Crepe, Ratatouille (veggie) Crepe, Fresh Seafood Crepe, Assorted Desert Crepes, Fresh Strawberry Crepe with homemade whipped cream & Lavender Lemon Curd & Lavender Sugar. • Crumb Grabbers Bakery - Lavender Shortbread, Lemon Bars, Cookies, Brownies, Assorted Pies & Lavender Scones

• Curbside Bistro - Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs, Apple Sage Vegan Sausage, Chicken Apple Gouda Sausage • Java Gourmet Nuts - Sugar Roasted Nuts, featuring Lavender Walnuts • Jose’s Famous Salsa - Tamales w/sour cream or guacamole/chips and salsa • Lemonade Guy - Fresh Squeezed Lemonade in many flavors, Lavender Lemonade & assorted Ice Teas • Little O’s Donuts - Mini Donuts • Olympic Mountain Ice Cream - At least six lavender flavors along with assorted ice cream & sorbets. • Pacific Sweet Corn, LLC - Roasted Corn, Baked Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes & Egg Rolls • Smokey’s BBQ Grill - Northwest style hickory smoked BBQ. Slow roasted Pulled Pork, Angus steak Sandwich, Angus Cheddar Melt, Grilled Chicken w/slaw. • The Cedars at Dungeness - Fish & Chips (Halibut, Cod) Multi Flavored Fries, Burgers • The Cracked Bean Coffee Company Lavender Mocha and assorted coffee and beverages • The Seafood Spot/Randall’s Catering Seafood Gumbo, Clam Chowder, Crab cakes w/greens in a Lavender Balsamic Vinaigrette

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• Blue Holiday - Blue Holiday brings oldschool R&B, blues, soul and jazz to appreciative audiences. • Cat Loves Crow - Popular Seattle singer/ songwriters perform original and traditional music. • Blues County Sheriff - Celebrates the greatness of post-war bluesmen like Muddy Waters, the Kings of the Blues, Little Walter, Paul Butterfield, James Cotton. Dancing required! • Farmstrong - One of the peninsula’s favorite groups features Cort Armstrong and Jim Faddis along with band members playing a mix of bluegrass, blues and country songs. • Final Approach - This versatile and popular 5-piece band performs all the great songs from the 1950s through 1970s, including rock and roll, bluegrass, ballads and lots of rockin’ dance music! • Jaspar Lepak - folk/Americana songstress, Jasper best known for her bell-like voice with a remarkable gift for melody, poetry, and storytelling. • Juniper Stills - Juniper Stills brings the talent, vibrancy and energy of youth to both original and traditional bluegrass and folk tunes.

the Northwest in recent times, Larry is revered for his strong guitar style, soaring vocals and engaging stage presentations. • Shula Azhar - Shula Azhar presents sensual and technically awesome dancing, fabulous costumes and exotic choreography. • Sequimarimba - No festival is complete without Sequimarimba’s vibrant, rhythmic, swaying tunes! • Twisted Roots - Twisted Roots experiments with sound, playing both traditional and

modern tunes with unusual instrumental combinations. • Whateverly Brothers - Drawing from a rich and varied musical history, the brothers’ infectious music will keep you smiling and tapping your toes as they live the motto, “No musical style is sacred!”

MUSIC STAGE • Hot Club Sandwich - Popular acoustic swing and gypsy jazz influenced by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grapelli’s quintet of the Hot Club of France. • Kevin Magner & Locos Only - Blends original tunes with an eclectic array of soulful American roots music that hints influences of rhythm and blues, folk, rock and country. • Larry Murante - One of the finest contemporary singer songwriters to emerge from

3-4 p.m. Sequimarimba Friday, July 18 4:15-5:15 p.m. Larry Murante 11-11:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies with 5:30-6:45 p.m. Blues County Sheriff emcee Stephen Rosales. Sunday, July 20 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Twisted Roots 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Hot Club Sandwich 12:45-1:45 p.m. Farmstrong 12:15-1:15 p.m. Larry Murante 2-3 p.m. Jaspar Lepak 1:30-2:30 p.m. Cat Loves Crow 3:15-4:15 p.m. Shula Azhar 2:45-3:35 p.m. Whateverly Brothers 4:30-5:45 p.m. Blue Holiday 4-5 p.m. Final Approach 6-7 p.m. Locos Only Saturday, July 19 Stage director is Anna Manidi, with assis11 a.m.-12 p.m. Hot Club Sandwich tant Sue Molin, as emcee during the weekend. 12:15-1:15 p.m. Blues County Sheriff Sound manager is Chris Glanister. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Juniper Stills

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Greenhaw – President Madeline Jensen – Vice President Barbara Sanford – Secretary Jeff Lundstrom – Treasurer Susan Olson – Member at Large Sequim Lavender Festival Staff for 2014 Mary Jendrucko – Executive Director Colleen Robinson — Assistant Festival Director Mike Zuspan – Signage Coordinator Luke Kisena – Parking and Production Manager Janet Gray – Info Booths, Shuttle & Production Dave Miller – Festival Fun for Kids Mary Budke – Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Sequim Barbara Hanna – City of Sequim Jack Dodge – City of Sequim Official Photographer – Tanya Nozawa

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Hundreds of Organic Lavender Products in Gift Shop Several varieties of Lavender plants Food by demand: Lavender BBQ, Lavender ice cream, Smoothies, coffee Festival Activities: Old Time Tractor Display Garden Art, Wood Art, Candles, Art, Pottery, Jewelry, Music: John Breslin “Blues” Buck Ellard “Country Old & New” Holomua “Island Style Music” Food: Our By demand BBQ, Lavender ice cream, Chocolate and more

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Stop by the Sequim Lavender Growers Association booth at the Street Fair on Fir Street and purchase a chance to win a quilt donated by the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club of Sequim. Each year, the club donates a quilt to the Sequim Lavender Festival. The quilt being raffled off this year was displayed at last year’s festival. Here is one of our winners’ own words about the quilt they won. “Beautiful Quilt! Thank you SO much! It looks even more gorgeous than we remembered from the Lavender Festival! It will be a treasured heirloom. My daughter is so envious! It just arrived by mail today! We love the color palette! Very reminiscent of the lavender fields. Every time I look at it, I will remember our lovely time we had at this year’s lavender festival. Thank you again!” — Denise and Travis Hood All proceeds from the quilt raffle go to various scholarship funds. This year SLGA awarded a $500 scholarship to Vianey Cadenas, a Sequim High School student, and a $1,000 scholarship to Olivia Lundstrom, an Eastlake High School student who has been around the lavender industry since she was 4 years old. Tickets can be purchased for $1 at the booth. The drawing takes place Sunday and you don’t have to be present to win. Another quilt donated by the club will be displayed at the Street Fair’s center stage throughout the weekend and will be raffled off at next year’s Sequim Lavender Festival. Once again, thank you to the Sunbonnet Sue Club of Sequim for its generous donation, time and talent!

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LAVENDER AMBASSADORS Three years ago we changed the name of “volunteer” to “Lavender Ambassadors.” We did this to show how much we appreciated them and to let them know not only are they helping the SLGA, but more importantly reflecting the charm and goodwill of Sequim and our surrounding valley. Many of them walk through the street fair proudly letting the visitors know about our area. Many of the “Lavender Ambassadors” we have for our event are family members from each of the farms on tour. They are too numerous to list, but each one is a valuable members

of our event! Thanks family members who come from near and afar. We also would not want to forget about all the volunteers who are at the SequimDungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce during the Sequim Lavender Weekend and all yearlong helping guide visitors. A huge THANKS to them as well. Our volunteer crews are small but we really appreciate each one taking the time to help! Here is the list of our Lavender Ambassadors as of press time. Mauria Lombardo Lori Ridgeway

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The Dungeness Valley Creamery is a family owned and operated raw milk dairy located near Sequim. We practice the most clean and sanitary conditions from the milking parlor to our customers. We eat and drink what we produce and are proud to be a provider of this high quality natural food throughout Western Washington. We, the Brown family, operated our first dairy in Sequim when we purchased 20 cows in 1971. In 1973, we purchased a 76-acre farm in Everson, where we milked Holsteins under contract to a large milk processor. Upon returning home to the North Olympic Peninsula in 1989, we built our current facility from the ground up and started producing milk in 1992. At that time, we switched our herd from Holsteins to Jerseys to improve the richness and quality of our milk. In 2006, Dungeness Valley Creamery became a Certified Raw Milk Dairy in pursuit of keeping our family’s farm sustainable. Today, the Dungeness Valley Creamery is on the Dungeness River one mile from the historical community of Dungeness. It is home to 38 acres of lush pasture, 60 Jersey cows, the newly built creamery and the Brown family home.

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Serving: Port Angeles Sequim Port Townsend Discovery Bay Kingston Edmonds Greyhound Amtrak Downtown Seattle Sea Tac Airport Seattle Hospitals Olympic Bus Lines is an independent agent of Greyhound. You can now purchase your Greyhound tickets locally at your only nationwide reservation location on the Olympic Peninsula. • Free WiFi on board • Providing complimentary home-made chocolate chip cookies from the “Cockadoodle Doughnuts” in Port Angeles.

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Outside the area toll free

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