Original Lavender Farm Tour 7 Farm Festivals for One Low Price
Part of Sequim Lavender Weekend
Lavender in the Park All Family, All Weekend, All Free
Sponsored by Program produced by
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for a touch of elegance . . .
Visit us during the Lavender Farm Faire - stop B on the tour
• Chimacum Jewelry • Dungeness Gold • Ewe-Nique Quilts and Gifts • Lost Mountain Pottery
• Slumped Bottles • The Shepherd’s Fold • Terra’s Planters • Whimsical Woods
Treasure Hunt for the kids Lavender Wreath Making
• Catering by Bella Italia,
featuring Lavender Sausages
• Chez Jass with Craig Buhler and Band • Haywire with Denny Secord and Band • Kirk Thomas on keyboard
Lavender Oil Distillation with owner Michael Shirkey Open Memorial Day through Labor Day | Weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 1142 Port Williams Road, Sequim • 360-582-9196 • www.portwilliamslavender.com 2
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Linda Lape-French Designated Broker/Owner
Danni Breen Managing Broker
Charlene Clark Broker
Larry Cross Broker
Laurel Duflon Broker
Lyle Lape Broker
Barb Butcher Broker
Carolyn Dawson Diann Dickey Office Managing Broker Administrator
John Glavin Broker
Lani McCarry Broker
Debbie Chamblin Broker
Bill Humphrey Kim Jensen Managing Broker Broker
Thomas Montgomery Broker
Mike Nelson Managing Broker
Simone Nichols Broker
Lew Norris Broker
Suzi Schuenemann Broker
Dave Spencer Broker
Tom Williamson Broker Karen Pritchard Broker
PORT ANGELES AGENTS
Faith Cama Broker
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Don Edgmon Broker
Jeanette Heaward Broker
Tammy Jones Office Administrator
Valerie Lape Managing Broker
PURPLE HAZE LAVENDER LTD. A comfortable chair and cool Lavender Margaritas await you at Purple Haze Lavender!
Purple Haze Lavender Farm Sequim’s oldest and largest certified organic lavender farm
Special Guest Appearance:
Electric Violin Friday, July 20 • 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21 • 4:30 p.m. (performing with his band)
• U-Pick lavender • Gift Shop • Custom-made Lavender Ice Creams & Chocolates
Sunday, July 22 • 4:30 p.m.
180 Bell Bottom Road
Open 10-5 daily Open 10-6 during the Lavender Faire
Merchandise benefitting “Jake’s Crew” at Seattle Children’s Hospital will be available from Brian’s Sporting Goods booth on our farm.
Come enjoy our lavender fields, music and great food! www.purplehazelavender.com
Purple Haze Lavender Store DOWNTOWN SEQUIM
Oﬀering a superb line of natural lavender products, organic lavender and a fabulous line of culinary delights. 127 W. Washington St. Open Monday-Friday 9-5 Saturdays 10-5 • Sundays Noon-4 Open extended hours during the Lavender Faire
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Experience The Essence of Lavender
With Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm™ LAVENDER PASSION SINCE 1967 IN SEQUIM, WASHINGTON ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA
Relax And Rejuvenate
Indulge Your Senses Order all lavender products at Cedarbrooklavender.com
• Experience lavender cooking demonstrations from local chefs
Reserve your vacation today and receive a FREE Cedarbrook gift upon your arrival at Cedarbrook Seaview Vacation Rental on the Olympic Peninsula. • Panoramic views of the Strait of Juan De Fuca and Mt. Baker
• Bring home a variety of lavender plants and herbs to enjoy year-round
• Minutes from Dungeness Spit and Olympic National Park
• Featuring the Famous Desi’s Lavender Lace Cookies
• Fully furnished units with equipped kitchens, free cable and WiFi, sleeps up to 5
Lavender In The Park™
Visit Cedarbrook at Lavender In The Park ™ Visit Cedarbrook during Lavender Weekend every 3rd weekend in July Located at Carrie Blake Park.
• Pamper yourself with locally handcrafted bath and body products
Carrie Blake Park, 202 North Blake Ave. Sequim, WA 98382
At Cedarbrook Seaview Vacation Rental
• Locally handcrafted bath and body products • Moisturize and revitalize with our top-selling Cedarbrook Purely Lavender Face and Body Cream • Delectable lavender baking mixes and sauces • Ship to anywhere in the world
360.683.7733 / 800.470.8423 Cedbrook@olypen.com
Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm™ 125 Rue Lavande Lane Sequim, WA 98382 360.683.7733 / 800.470.8423 Cedbrook@olypen.com
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With handcrafted Cedarbrook Lavender Products
For more information about lavender, the farm, events, and ordering product please visit www.cedarbrooklavender.com Find us on Facebook
Welcome to the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire Once again the air is filled with the heady scents and sounds of the Sequim Lavender Faire and it is our pleasure to welcome you to the Sequim Dungeness Valley and all that is lavender. The lavender farmers hope that your visit is enjoyable and we want your lavender experience to be truly memorable. What you see today is the culmination of our farmers’ efforts to bring you the very best lavender Ragsdale and lavender products produced anywhere. All of our products are produced by the individual farmers and are available throughout the year. We thank you for shopping with the farmers and joining us for Sequim Lavender Weekend. Have a wonderful Lavender Faire. Steve Ragsdale President Sequim Lavender Farmers Association
Come, play, stay
Welcome to the Sequim-Dungeness Valley as the world comes once again to rejoice in lavender! We are very excited about the spectacular Sequim Lavender Farm Faire … or the Faire, as we call it. Why? Because it offers something for everyone … Lavender in the Park near downtown Sequim is where children, parents and visitors find the food, the music, the stunning arts and crafts, the spreading green of the park, and, of course, all things lavender … it’s free and open to EVERYONE! But the magnificent center of the Faire is the tours of the historical Sequim lavender farms … all 7 of them! Each a festival in its own right … food, music, crafts, but most importantly the work of a real lavender farm … demonstrations of oil distillation, harvesting, drying and lovely products for all. Come join us … stay, play and let lavender change your mind … for good! Scott Nagel Executive Director Sequim Lavender Farmers Association 6
Lavender FARM FAIRE OFFICIAL PROGRAM
QUICK REFERENCE Farm Faire Schedule of Events.........................8 Sponsors..........................................................9 Sequim Lavender Farm Faire information.11-12 Farms on Tour map.................................. 36-37 Parking & Transportation...............................39 Lavender in the Park.......................................46 Lavender in the Park map...............................38 Lavender in the Park Non-Profits...................61 Music at the Farm Faire/Schedule..................40 Farm Faire Food..............................................52 Culinary Program...........................................60 THE FARMS Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm................16, 53 Lost Mountain Lavender��������������������������19, 54 Olympic Lavender Farm............................23, 55 Port Williams Lavender............................25, 56 Purple Haze Lavender...............................29, 57 Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm.............31, 58 Washington Inn Lavender Farm...............34, 60 FARM FAIRE OVERVIEW Visit Downtown Sequim.................................14 James Lyman, Poster Artist�������������������������� 41 Community Events.........................................49 Off-Tour Farms...............................................62 Special thanks................................................63 Sequim Lavender Farm Faire staff...............64 Sequim Lavender Farmers Association Donations���������������������������������� 65 Sequim Lavender Farmers Association Members........................................................66 Friends of Lavender – Sponsors....................67 Lavender in the Park Vendors........................68 Volunteers......................................................68 “Sequim Lavender Farm Faire 2012” is a special section of the Sequim Gazette ©2012 by Olympic View Publishing Co. Publisher: Sue Ellen Riesau • Section Editor: Pat Coate Design: Cathy Clark • Cover art by James Lyman
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Washington Lavender, home of fine “Martha’s Own” and “By George” lavender products, is a lavender farm beautifully situated on ten acres of oceanfront farmland overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Sequim, Washington. Over the past decade the owners have been developing a worn-out hayfield into a destination masterpiece now known affectionately as “Mount Vernon West.” People travel from all over the world to enjoy its vistas and the finest bed and breakfast inn on the Olympic Peninsula. Here in the heart of America’s Provence you can indulge your senses in fields of lavender surrounded by a panorama of unparalleled views. In fields surrounding the George Washington Inn, Washington Lavender seeks to produce only the finest essential oil and lavender products. Agriculture was a passion for George Washington at his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia, and the lavender farm strives to emulate his quest for the best stewardship of this rich farmland You might even All of our lavender is find him inspecting the organically-grown and property. Come enjoy the hand-harvested, and we incredible views and the hand-craft each of our products summer scent of lavender to the highest standards. as it fills the ocean air with Martha would have been proud to call them her own! its intoxicating sweetness.
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SEQUIM lavender farm faire | schedule of events Friday, July 20 Farm Fair Events
9 a.m. Lavender in the Park opens on the Great Field 9:30 a.m. Buses begin loading on the east side of the James Center Amphitheater 10 a.m. All seven Heritage Lavender Farms on Tour open 10:30 a.m. 133rd Army Band begins the music 11:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies with Ciscoe Morris 6 p.m. Heritage Lavender Farms on Tour close for the day and buses return to Lavender in the Park 7 p.m. Lavender in the Park closes
Community Events (not staffed by the Faire) 10 a.m. Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Show and Display, Sequim Middle School gym (ends at 5 p.m.) 10 a.m. Sequim Arts Studio Tour closes at 8 p.m. 10 a.m. Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Art Show ends at 6 p.m. 11 a.m. Wineries on tour open 6 p.m. Jazz in the Alley with Pearl DJango 7 p.m. Audubon Puffin Sunset Marine Cruise begins 7:30 p.m. Olympic Theatre Arts presents “Bullshot Crummond”
Saturday, July 21 Farm Faire Events 9 a.m. Lavender in the Park opens on the Great Field 9:30 a.m. Buses begin loading on the east side of the James Center Amphitheater 10 a.m. All seven Heritage Lavender Farms on Tour open 10 a.m. Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center open 10 a.m. First Federal, Boys & Girls Club “Kids Faire” activities begin 6 p.m. Heritage Lavender Farms on Tour close for the day and buses return to Lavender in the Park 7 p.m. Lavender in the Park closes
Community Events (not staffed by Faire) 8:30 a.m. Dungeness Audubon Bird Walk at Railroad Bridge Park 9 a.m. Golf Tournament begins – shotgun start 10 a.m. Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Show and Display - Sequim Middle School gym (ends at 5 p.m.) 10 a.m. Sequim Arts Studio Tour 10 a.m. Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Art Show ends at 6 p.m. 11 a.m. Wineries on tour open 6 p.m. Abby Mae and the Homeschool Boys Final Appearance doors open (concert at 7 p.m.) Olympic Cellars Winery 7 p.m. Audubon Puffin Sunset Marine Cruise begins 7:30 p.m. Olympic Theatre Arts presents “Bullshot Crummond”
Sunday, July 21 Farm Faire Events
9 a.m. Lavender in the Park opens on the Great Field 9:30 a.m. Buses begin loading on the east side of the James Center Amphitheater 10 a.m. All seven Heritage Lavender Farms on Tour open 10 a.m. Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center open 10 a.m. First Federal, Boys & Girls Club “Kids Faire” activities begin 6 p.m. Heritage Lavender Farms on Tour close for the day and buses return to Lavender in the Park 6 p.m. Lavender in the Park closes
Community Events (not staffed by Faire)
10 a.m. Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Show and Display Sequim Middle School gym (ends at 5 p.m.) 10 a.m. Wineries on tour open 10 a.m. Sequim Arts Studio Tour 10 a.m. Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Art Show ends at 4 p.m. 2 p.m. Olympic Theatre Arts presents “Bullshot Crummond.”
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Sponsors Presenting SPONSORS First Federal • George Washington Inn • John L. Scott Real Estate • Sequim Gazette
Major Sponsors Naʔsa̕nə ̕ ŋ neʔa̕ʔyəŋ • Best Friend Nutrition • Black Ball Ferry Line • City of Sequim • Clallam County PUD KONP Radio • Olympic Distributors • Olympic Peninsula Wineries • Olympic Restaurant Equipment • Olympic Springs Bottled Water • Sequim Balloon Festival • 7 Cedars Casino - The Cedars at Dungeness/Stymie’s Bar & Grill/Double Eagle Steak & Seafood SkyRidge Golf Course • Solar Gem Greenhouses • The Cedars at Dungeness • Washington Tractor
Blake Tile & Stone • Boys & Girs Club of the Olympic Peninsula • Cheryl’s Northwest Tours • Dairy Fresh Farms • Fish Brewery • High Tide Seafood KSQM 91.5 FM • Leavenworth Biers • Olympic Cellars • Olympic Wi-Fi • Pike Brewing Company • Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce • Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company • Tarciscio’s Italian Place • Two Beers Brewing Company
Friends of Lavender
Alder Wood Bistro • Gary D. Lange, DDS • Gilgal Oasis RV Park • Highway 101 Diner • Landmark Property Management • McComb Gardens Northwest Native Expressions • Pane d’Amore • PenPrint • Platt Irwin Law Firm • Port Book and News Sherwood Assisted Living • Super 8 Motel • Tracy Wealth Management For contact information, please see our Friends of Lavender section on page 67. SE QUI M LAVE NDE R FAR M FAIR E 2 0 1 2
• Port Angeles • Sequim • Port Townsend • Discovery Bay • Kingston • Edmonds • SeaTac Airport • Seattle Hospitals • Greyhound • Amtrak • Downtown Seattle
Complimentary homemade chocolate chip cookies from the “Oven Spoonful”
Free WiFi aboard!
Olympic Bus Lines is the local agent for Greyhound. You can now purchase your Greyhound tickets with us.
Late night or early morning flight? Ask us about special hotel rates!
Port Angeles/Sequim 360.417.0700 Outside the area: 1.800.457.4492
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sequim lavender farm FAIRE INFORMATION
Experience the Original Heritage Lavender Farms that have made Sequim famous for 16 years! events and major parking lots. Thanks to the City of Sequim for helping all of us create a greater celebration for all to enjoy.
HERITAGE LAVENDER FARM TOUR Seven Farm Festivals for One Low Price All Weekend
Come join us at the Faire!
Our Member Farms
For over 16 years the world has descended on the Sequim-Dungeness Valley to experience the joys of lavender…and the original Sequim lavender farms that started it all! The Sequim Lavender Farm Faire – “The Faire” – connects you to all of the historic and world famous farms that you have visited or heard about and that have made Sequim an international lavender destination. The Sequim Lavender Farm Faire is your “go to” location for the summer… the original Heritage Lavender Farm Tour is the lifeenhancing event that will inspire and amaze you, and Lavender in the Park is the free, stunning family friendly all-day park venue.
The Story of Sequim Lavender
The Sequim lavender movement began in 1995 when a group of passionate farmers sought to restore the agricultural heritage of the fertile Sequim valley. Today, the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association grows and supports the production of premium quality lavender on
Ciscoe Morris Returns to the Opening Ceremonies! Come join us at 11:30 on Friday July 20 for the official opening of the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire at the Faire’s Lavender in the Park at Carrie Blake/Reuse Demonstration Park. The opening features the rousing and patriotic sounds of the 133rd Army Band, based at Camp Murray. Northwest favorite media personality and master gardener Ciscoe Morris returns to Sequim to anoint us all with lavender “buds” and his great energy and knowledge. We will honor our veterans and our community with a program of patriotic and band standards—and, of course, a shower of lavender buds on everyone. SE QUI M LAVE NDE R FAR M FAIR E 2 0 1 2
family owned farms. These dedicated farmers are working toward a common goal of preserving and promoting lavender in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and making Sequim the world-wide destination for lavender lovers.
Why Do You Charge For The Lavender Farm Tour?
The Faire is our annual fundraising event... a festival at each farm on tour every summer to raise dollars for our programs, the community, the industry-wide lavender conference, and to help us meet our mission of promoting, educating, and inspiring the importance of lavender and all its benefits, and giving back to the community. Revenue from ticket/button sales helps offset the high costs of producing this valley-wide event and taking care of thousands of visitors from around the world.
Giving Back to the Community
We are deeply connected to the communities in which we live and work. At Lavender in the Park we feature Community Lavender Links, a program for the promotion and health of our nonprofit community. We give free booth space to more than 15 nonprofit organizations so all the money they raise goes directly to their programs (See Page 61 for more details). Also our members give generously. (Please see the list of recipients on page 65.)
Sequim Lavender Weekend
Thanks to the sponsorship and support of the City of Sequim, Sequim Lavender Weekend is a community-wide celebration with multiple events celebrating this amazing plant. Access all the lavender events and transportation options at www.sequimlavenderweekend.com, or at any of the information booths. In addition to the information booths, marketing, and coordination of signage, the City of Sequim is also providing a free In-City Shuttle Service, linking all of the
The Heritage Lavender Farm Tour features seven unique and iconic lavender farms. These heritage farms are the classic and beautiful destination farms of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley on the Olympic Peninsula – family-owned and operated farms with over 125 years of collective lavender-growing experience. Our farmers live on the land and are full time farmers, committed to the highest quality lavender, lavender products, and events. The seven Heritage Farms on Tour includes two of the original founding farms of the Sequim lavender movement – the iconic Purple Haze Lavender Farm and Olympic Lavender plus Jardin Du Soleil Lavender, Lost Mountain Lavender Farm, Port Williams Lavender, Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm, and Washington Lavender Farm. Each farm is a festival all its own with fields of lavender, hundreds of lavender products, workshops, demonstrations, u-cut lavender, crafts, food, beverages, music, and more. Each farm has plenty of free parking and you can visit the farms as often as you please, or you can take our free Farm Tour Buses. Visit the farms at your own pace, relax, and take in the aroma of lavender that fills the air.
LAVENDER IN THE PARK
All Family, All Weekend, All Free
Lavender in the Park, at Carrie Blake Park/ Reuse Demonstration Park, is your free all-day family venue for all things lavender all weekend long. This beautiful park, with great lawns and lovely gardens, provides a relaxing and open area for the entire family. Spend a day at the park, picnic, and enjoy the music, great food booths, exhibits, and special activities and games for the kids! More than 100 booths feature lavender, handmade crafts, and community organizations as well as family activities, agriculture and nature programs. Special attractions such as the First Federal Boy’s & Girls Club Kid’s Faire (Saturday and Sunday), a hot air balloon from the Sequim Balloon Festival (coming up in September), the Northwest Raptor Center, and the Sequim Irrigation Float (Sunday only), are some of the great events scheduled for the park. We are proud to partner with Gentle Paws, a local 11
Farm Faire INFORMATION, continued therapy dog group, and offer our unique Pet Sitting services. This is also the hub for the Farm Tour Buses and the In-City Shuttle Service that connects all of the lavender events and event parking lots in Sequim. And, there is never an admission charge to Lavender in the Park!
New This Year:
Large Item Pickup If you have a lot of plants or other large purchases you can get a loading pass from your vendor that will enable you to drive into the park at the production entrance off N. Rhodefer Road and load your purchases. We will have carts for you to use while you load.
Handicapped parking is now available inside the park at the production entrance off North Rhodefer Road. You need your handicap permit or registration card as this parking is very near the stage and booths. There is limited paved handicap parking and paved paths suitable for wheelchairs, but please remember all of the booths are on the grass.
Farm Tour Tickets
You can visit all 7 farms for one low price for the entire weekend! Advance tickets through Thursday July 19 are only $10 (children 12 and under are free). Advance tickets are available online at our website www.sequimlavenderfarms.org , at our farms, the Sequim Visitor Center (at Rhodefer and downtown) and at local ticket outlets.
All-weekend all-farm access tickets are $15; active duty military and their dependents $10; Children 12 and under are free
We accept Visa and MasterCard for tickets at Sunshine Lavender Farm, the Faire Lavender in the Park information booths at Carrie Blake Reuse Demonstration Park, at the Visitors Center (downtown and on the way into town from Hwy 101 east). Cash and checks are accepted at all of the ticket locations. We do not take American Express.
Your Ticket Has Added Value!
Farm Passport - As you visit each farm get your souvenir passport stamped. Visit at least three Farms on Tour plus Lavender in the Park and then turn in your entry form to be entered into a drawing for great prizes including the grand prize – a hand-made quilt donated by the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. Additional prizes include: overnight stays at the Cedarbrook Herb & Lavender Farm vacation rental, the Purple Haze Lavender Guest House right on the farm, a lavender gift basket from each of the 7 Farms on Tour, and tickets to the 2013 Sequim Lavender Farm Faire Tour. 12
The buses have moved from their location last year to inside the park. See Parking and transportation information on page 39.
Free Wi-Fi Hotspot
Thanks to sponsorship from Olympic Wi-Fi, most of the park will have free Wi-Fi access.
What Not to Miss at Lavender in the Park!
There are more special events and activities at the park. (See page 46 for details)
GENERAL FAIRE INFORMATION Questions • Information • Tickets
You can purchase tickets, get all of your questions answered by our wonderful volunteers, and turn in your completed Passports at any of the Faire Information Booths located at our Farms on Tour, and Lavender in the Park.
Sportswear at Lavender in the Park
We have a fantastic collection of T-shirts, sportswear and caps. These are sold only at the Lavender in the Park merchandise booth. Merchandise is provided by Post-Industrial Press, one of the Northwest’s leading sportswear printers based in Tacoma. Visit at www.postindustrialpress.com
9 a.m-6 p.m. daily at Lavender in the Park Take advantage of our unique dog-sitting services offered by Olympic Gentle Paws at Lavender in the Park since dogs are not allowed on the farms. The pet-sitting is located near the James Center for the Performing Arts. (Not at the dog park in Carrie Blake Park). Pet-Sitting is sponsored by Best Friend Nutrition.
Let Us Know What You Think
We value your comments and suggestions. Send your notes and ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We read everything! Contact us at Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, PO Box 670, Sequim, WA 98382 or at 360-452-6300 throughout the year! Our web site is www.sequimlavenderfarms.org.
Without sponsors producing an event like this would not be possible. Please thank and support our sponsors. For a complete list, please see page 9.
One of the best ways to enjoy the Lavender Faire is to be a volunteer. This Faire would not be possible without the dedication of over 200 valued volunteers, many of whom have volunteered for years. This community greatly appreciates and is always welcoming new volunteers! Opportunities are available throughout the weekend for residents and non-residents alike. Volunteers receive a Farm Tour button, a special t-shirt, and the opportunity to enjoy the Faire from a new perspective. Prior to Sequim Lavender Weekend, sign up online at www.sequimlavenderfarms.org/ Volunteers.html. During Sequim Lavender Weekend, please go to the Farm Faire office located adjacent to the restroom building at the north end of Lavender in the Park.
Coming from Vancouver Island?
Take the Coho Ferry - Go to www.cohoferry. com for special Sequim Lavender Farm Faire ticket packages, including bus service directly to the Faire for walk-on passengers. Sponsored by Black Ball Ferry Line.
The Lavender Season Is Not Over!
The joy of lavender continues into September as lavender blooms throughout the summer. Spread the word and come back with your friends and family.
Heritage Lavender Farm Tour Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ticket required for admission Lavender in the Park (Located at Carrie Blake/Reuse Demonstration Park) Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE Admission All Weekend S E Q UI M LAV E N D E R FA RM FA IRE 2012
U-Pick Lavender Lavender Products ❁ Live Potted Plants
Farm on Tour Open Fri., Sat. & Sun., July 20, 21 & 22, 10am-6pm featuring: Olympic Lavender Farm
• Lavender Ice Cream in various flavors
Fitas Mexican Grill
Mexican food with lavender available Lavender Variety Demonstration ❁ Live Music ❁ Lavender Oil Distillation Demonstration ❁ See our Lavender Studio! ❁ Crafting with Lavender ❁ Arts & Crafts Vendors Open 10-5 Daily Open through August 1432 Marine Drive • Sequim, WA 98382 • email: email@example.com
Join us for a weekend of fragrance, food & fun! With over 100 varieties in our ﬁelds, there is a lavender to please everyone!
Pick your own sweet bouquet in the lavender ﬁeld, shop for plants and that special lavender luxury. Enjoy great food from Jeremiah’s BBQ, and music while you relax under a shady tree in our fruit orchard. Open Daily April – August, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. September – December open Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
1541 Taylor Cutoﬀ Road, Sequim, WA • 360-681-2782 or 888-507-
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Plenty to do in downtown sequim Sequim’s downtown merchants extend a very warm welcome to all of our Sequim Lavender Weekend visitors! Come downtown and enjoy a variety of unique shops, art galleries and museum exhibits. Dine in one of our enticing restaurants featuring wonderful lavender temptations such as lavender garlic chicken pizza, lavender margaritas and lavendertinged lemonade. You also can take in some entertainment; only in downtown sunny Sequim can you enjoy lavender and a luau. If jazz is more up your alley, we can accommodate that request, too. Most businesses will stay open late on both Friday and Saturday for your shopping pleasure. For more information on store and restaurant locations, or to obtain a Sequim Visitor Guide, please contact the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at 800-737-8462, www. sequimchamber.com or stop in and visit us at 1192 E. Washington Street You also can visit us at our added summer location downtown, at 163 W. Washington Street Our wonderful volunteers and staff will be happy to answer any questions and point you in the right direction. We hope you enjoy your visit! Sunshine Café - 145 W. Washington Street – Featuring an exclusive lavender menu for Lavender Festival Weekend. Lippert’s Restaurant – 134 S. Second Street - Lunch special: Famous house-made honey bun with a pleasing layer of herbes de Provence infused cream cheese, cranberry sauce, fresh sliced turkey and lettuce, with a small side salad finished with an herbes de Provence white wine vinaigrette. The Islander Pizza & Pasta Shack - 380 E. Washington Street - Featuring a Lavender Luau from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 21. They will have live music and luau contests, including best Hawaiian dress. During the luau a traditional luau dinner buffet will be featured. Lavender specials include lavender cheesecake, lavender garlic chicken pizza (this is a big hit every year), and lavender drink specials, such as lavender martinis and margaritas. The Dove’s Nest – 139 W. Washington Street – Featuring lavender shortbread and be open extended hours. The Dove’s Nest is a marketplace ministry, ministering to the community the love of God. We also have a VIP lunch each Friday, a delicious lunch made from raw and living foods. Jazz in the Alley: The 6th Annual “Jazz in the Alley,” is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 20. Come listen to the Northwest’s own Pearl DJango perform their “gypsy” jazz. This year’s event will be held at the BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals parking lot, 219 W. Washington Street The concert is free; food and beverages will be available for purchase. 14
Above: The Museum & Arts Center on Cedar Street. At right: Colorful flags display the pride downtown merchants take in their city. Pondicherri – 119 E. Washington Street – Special lavender products made just for the Lavender Weekend. Open extended hours until 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday of Lavender Weekend. A Dropped Stitch – 170 W. Bell Street – Crochet, spin and knit-in with lavender yarn and other assorted colors of lavender yarn will be 10 percent off Saturday, July 21. Call 360-683-1410 for details. Blue Whole Gallery – 129 W. Washington Street – Lavender-themed art work will be on display at the gallery Heather Creek – 122 W. Washington Street - Featuring unique lavender home décor, plus extended hours during Lavender Weekend. R & T Crystals n Beads – 158 E. Bell Street – Offering 15 percent off all beads in the Lavender Bead Room Co-op Farm & Garden – 216 E. Washington Street – Special lavender knives available, also lavender Adirondack chairs. Sequim Open Aire Market – Downtown on Cedar Street, between Sequim and Second avenues – Featuring lavender products and purple products especially for Lavender Weekend, as well as artists’ paintings of lavender. The Sequim Open Aire Market is open special hours Lavender Weekend: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Live music both days from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
That Takes The Cake – 171 W. Washington Street - Stop in and show your Lavender Festival pin or your Farm Faire button and get two lavender mini-cupcakes for the price of one. Doodlebugs – 138 W. Washington Street – Offers an assortment of local and lavender-related scrapbooking papers, embellishments and rubber stamps. Open until 8 p.m. on Fridays. Over the Fence – 112 E. Washington Street – Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. all Lavender Weekend. Stop in and receive 10 percent off all lavender products. Pacific Mist Books – 121 W. Washington Street – Browse through our generous variety of lavender books, lavender book accessories, greeting cards and gifts, and then enter our in-store drawing for a charming “Welcome to Sequim” Lavender Basket! Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat – 135 W. Washington Street – Featuring lavender crystal jewelry with a free lavender organza bag. Galari Thai – 120 W. Bell Street – Special lavender menu. Full Moon Candle Co. – 161 W. Washington Street – Open all Lavender Weekend – Special lavender candles and lavender potpourri will be available. The Museum & Arts Center – 175 W. Cedar Street – Showcasing the botanical watercolors and lavender illustrations of featured artist Iris Edey The Good Book – 108 W. Washington Street – Will be featuring lavender gel candles, lavender Bible covers, lavender greeting cards by a local photographer and 10 percent off “Lavender, The Grower’s Guide” by Virginia McNaughton. The Red Rooster Grocery – 134½ W. Washington Street – Featuring a wide range of Olympic Peninsula foods, including artisan cheeses, grassfed meats, honey, chocolates, wines, ciders and more. Organic produce, organic and non-GMO groceries and local lavender gift products are available. Purple Haze Lavender Downtown Store – 127 W. Washington Street – Will be open until 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday for all your lavender needs Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm – www.cedarbrooklavender.com – Featuring our popular cooking demos each day at our Garden Café booth at Lavender in the Park, plus shop in the large gift shop for all your favorite Cedarbrook Lavender products and gifts! Sequim Arts Studio Tour also will be open until 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday in the Downtown Visitor Information Center! S E Q UI M LAV E N D E R FA RM FA IRE 2012
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1. The gift shop at Jardin du Soleil carries products made on the farm. 2. Jack Schiefen, 5, picks a bundle of lavender. 3. Paul Schiefen processing lavender buds. 4. The potting shed at Jardin du Soleil. 5. Two-year-old Lucca Schiefen gets a close-up look at drying lavender with help from mom, Jordan Schiefen. 4
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Songwriter Peter Allen’s, “Everything Old is New Again,” from the Broadway hit, “All That Jazz,” might be a good description for Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm. Don’t worry, fields of luscious lavender plants remain in the starring roles on the farm, but new faces share the stage as we come up on the 16th Sequim Lavender Weekend. Jordan and Paul Schiefen purchased Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm last fall from longtime owners Pam and Randy Nicholson. “We always intended to eventually sell the farm and return to the Southwest,” Pam Nicholson said. “We accomplished what we set out to do at Jardin du Soleil and felt it was time to move on.” The Nicholsons were part of the Sequim lavender festivities since 1999 on the 10-acre dairy farm in Dungeness. The two were looking for just the right buyer and found them in the Schiefens. “They were the perfect buyers for the farm,” Pam said. “We knew they could take Jardin to the next step.” The first step for the Jordan and Paul was to buy a farm. No longer enamored with California crowds, the couple sold their insurance business in Santa Barbara, hit the road and discovered Sequim. Luckily, the lavender farm was for sale. They weren’t looking for a lavender farm per se, but wanted an existing farm. “A place for the family to be together
and for the kids to run around,” Jordan said. The couple has two children, Jack, 5 and Lucca, 2. After a crash course from the Nicholsons about the ins and outs of harvesting and distilling lavender, the Schiefens harvested late-blooming lavender for the first time in September. “It was a steep learning curve, but we love it,” Paul said. And nearly a year later, is that love still alive? Yes, Paul assures. Living on the farm has been all the family had envisioned. The children love
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it, including gathering eggs from a recently added chicken coop. The chickens, Paul said, have been named — “they are pets.” Jardin du Soleil is the Schiefens’ full-time job, which includes caring for the farm, the children and creating new lavender products. One goal is to add a line of children’s lavender products and have more T-shirts available. Building a barn for more hands-on experiences is on the back burner. To be sure, it’s been a busy year for the Schiefens. They’ve had a steady stream of relatives curious about a lavender farm and after opening to the public in April, have had a fair number of tourists and customers drop by. Jordan and Paul were in Sequim for last year’s Farm Faire, so had an idea of what to expect for the Sequim Lavender Weekend. “We were excited and terrified, at the same time,” Paul said, preparing for the weekend. While the look and feel of Jardin du Soleil will remain the same as it has for the past dozen years, Jordan and Paul look forward to greeting visitors to what is now their farm. Jardin de Soleil Lavender Farm is at 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way. For more information, visit www.jardindusoleil.com or call 360-582-1185. See Jardin du Soleil activities on page 53.
Four favorite lavender plants • Lavandula augustifolia “Melissa” – A medium-size plant of upright bush habit and dense gray-green foliage. Flowers are soft lavender pink. A delicate pink cultivar suitable for ornamental or hedging purposes. • Lavandula angustifolia “Folgate” – A medium-size plant of bushy habit with dense mid-green foliage. Flowers range from soft violet blue to bright violet blue. Synonyms: “Folgate Blue,” “Folgate Dwarf,” “Folgate Variety.” SE QUI M LAVE NDE R FAR M FAIR E 2 0 1 2
• Lavandula augustifolia “Royal Velvet” – A small-to-medium plant of bushy habit with semi-open graygreen foliage. Flowers are very plump and bright violet blue. A dark-flowered cultivar suitable for ornamental and feature planting or for fragrant crafts.
• Lavandula x intermedia “Grosso” – A semi-tall plant with dense midgreen to gray foliage. Flowers are on a long stem, conical in shape and violet-blue to dark violet in color. Used as an ornamental or hedging plant, as well as for fragrance and oil purposes. It is one of the most popular oil plants because of its high-yielding spikes.
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1. Nestled in the footfills of the Olympic mountains, Lost Mountain Lavender farm is a â€œmust-seeâ€? on the Heritage Farm tour. 2. There are a variety of photo opportunities around the farm. 3. The gift shop is filled with products made on the farm. 4. Lavender bundles in the field at harvest time. 5. The iconic water wheel on the farm. 6. A hand-carved sign welcomes you to Lost Mountain Lavender. 5
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Lost Mountain LAVENDER 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. They discovered the Sequim-Dungeness Valley as many transplants do. “We have friends who live here, came to visit and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest,” Quevedo said. “We saw at last year’s lavender weekend that the farm was for sale. We’re not retired, but it seemed like the right thing to do.” Compared to the urban sprawl of Orange County, Calif., that they were used to, the farm is an oasis of flora and fauna — the heady scent of lavender from summer into fall, the bounty of its well-established fruit orchard in autumn and wildlife just outside their windows year-round. Last summer, feeling they weren’t quite ready to host hundreds of visitors, the couple spent planting and weeding, “basically working in the dirt,” Quevedo said with a smile. “It’s work but in a good way,” she said. “But it’s not like work,” Veihl added, noting they do plan to plant more lavender. In addition to digging in the dirt, Quevedo said her other favorite thing is meeting local residents and tourists alike. They also jumped into learning how to make Lost Mountain’s signature products,
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all sold out of their onsite store, The Cottage Gift Shop. Bath and body products include soaps, lotions, bath salts and gels, spritzers, essential oil and lip balm. For a dash of soothing lavender around the home, there are sleep pillows, potpourri, sachets, lavender and rose linen water, linen bags and candles. Culinary lavender, herbs de Provence and lavender-infused honey also are available. “We make all the products here and we’re a pesticide-free farm,” Quevedo said. “I also make and sell gift baskets.” All the
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products also are available online at www.lostmountainlavender.com. This year Lost Mountain Lavender Farm is on the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire farm tour and Quevedo and Veihl say they are a bit nervous but excited but about their first lavender weekend. “The group (Sequim Lavender Farmers Association) has been really helpful — we were part of the lavender conference in April and we learned a lot,” she said. With views of the majestic Olympic Mountains, the farm’s signature attractions are an established demonstration garden with 80 varieties of lavender, as it makes such a visual impact on visitors, the orchard open for picnicking to visitors and a running waterwheel, a favorite place for photos. Quevedo and Veihl hope tour attendees are as excited as they are to have Lost Mountain Lavender back on the tour and will make themselves at home — there will be music, good food and wine and several venders. After getting their first Sequim Lavender Farm Faire under their belts, then it’s on to harvest in the fall. “It’s a big challenged,” Quevedo said, “but we’re looking forward to it.” The farm is conveniently located 1.5 miles south of U.S. Highway 101 at 1541 Taylor Cutoff Road. Visit the website at www.lostmountainlavender.com. See Lost Mountain farm activities on page 54.
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1. Olympic Lavender Farm is located on a tranquil spot near the coast. 2, 5. The lavender fields evoke a sense of wonder in young and old alike. 3. The Olympic Lavender Studio offers specialty culinary and body products. 4. Visitors enjoy Olympic Lavenderâ€™s booths. A variety of vendors will offer delectable lavender desserts, coffee and other handmade treasures and live music will entertain throughout the Lavender Farm Faire. 4
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After 15 years of showing off her lavender fields, Mary Borland-Liebsch is nonetheless excited for year 16. Although Borland-Liebsch and her husband, Bruce, work their lavender farm nearly year-round, the “official” lavender season opens with this year’s 16th annual celebration of the purple plant and the second Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. “We look forward to this weekend every year,” Borland-Liebsch said. “I like talking to the people who visit and to answer their questions.” This will be Bruce Liebsch’s third lavender fair. He said it is still a bit new to him. The two were married in 2010 after both lost their spouses to cancer. The first Farm Faire for Liebsch was a baptism by fire, as he had not had much experience farming, much less growing and cultivating lavender. But he jumped in garden gloves first and, along with his wife, is looking forward to this year’s Farm Faire. To be sure, growing lavender is labor intensive. However, with a decade and a half under her belt, Borland-Liebsch admits it’s easier than when she first began. Back in 1996, she and her late husband, Steve, along with other farmers interested in growing lavender, met to talk about … well, growing lavender and possibly hosting a lavender weekend in Sequim. With five acres, the Borlands decided to plant some lavender. The first year they planted nine rows of Provence lavender.
“We were living in Main’s Farm, so we were going back and forth from home to the farm,” Borland-Liebsch remembers. That first summer turned out to be very hot and the irrigation was turned off, so watering the new lavender plants had to be done by hand. Yes, Borland-Liebsch admits, they wondered what they were thinking. By 1999, more lavender was planted and a studio was added that was used for drying lavender. Eventually BorlandLiebsch began selling lavender products and opened the farm for the summer season as well as the lavender weekend. The couple moved to the farm in 2007.
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Today, three fields are dedicated to growing lavender. “I never would have thought I would look out at fields of lavender,” she said. “It’s the last thing I thought I would ever do.” Olympic Lavender Farm is a certified organic farm that has not only lush lavender fields, but also a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains. As any lavender farmer will attest, the weather conditions on the North Olympic Peninsula are perfect for growing lavender, mild winters and warm summers.The farm offers a variety of True and English lavender and will have plenty available, both U-pick and already harvested, as well as soaps and other certified lavender products. As much as the couple are enthused about the Sequim Lavender Weekend, they do have the farm up for sale. They say they are not unhappy, but ready for a change. “I’m ready to have my summers free,” Borland-Liebsch said. “This is a yearround job.” Don’t worry, if and when the farm sells, the couple plans to stay in Sequim and enjoy retirement. In the meantime, they plan to enjoy every minute of the Sequim Lavender Weekend, meeting new friends and connecting with former ones. Olympic Lavender Farm is at 1432 Marine Drive. For more information, visit www.olympiclavenderfarm.com or call 360-683-4475. See Olympic Lavender Farm activities on page 55.
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In a medium saucepan cook milk over medium heat to almost boiling. Remove from heat; stir in cup sugar, honey and lavender tops (each about 5 inches long, or 2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender). Cover and steep until mixture has cooled to room temperature (45-60 minutes). Strain milk mixture; discard lavender. Freeze mixture according to ice cream maker manufacturer’s directions. Serve with fresh raspberries (or fruit of choice) and sprinkle with lavender buds. Marian Platt, author and former columnist for the Sequim Gazette, passed away in March 2012. SE QUI M LAVE NDE R FAR M FAIR E 2 0 1 2
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1., 5 The fields at Port Williams are an unforgettable sight. 2. The Port Williams sign points the way to U-pick lavender and more. 3. In addition to lavender, Port Williams has beautiful gardens. 4. Meet Sue Shirkey during the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. 6. The adorable gift shop at the farm. See story on next page. 5
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PORT WILLIAMS LAVENDER FARM For eight years, the expansive 9-acre Port Williams Lavender Farm has been part of the Heritage Lavender Farm Tour during the annual Sequim Lavender Weekend. And Sue and Michael Shirkey, owners of the lush lavender farm, say they’re looking forward to many more years on the farm. “We still love it,” Sue Shirkey said of both working the farm and hosting visitors during the lavender weekend. “We enjoy being involved in agritourism and meeting people from all over the world.” Indeed, during the annual lavender event, Sequim’s population can swell by as much as 35,000 lavender-lovers, which it has done so for the past 15 years. This year’s Sequim Lavender Farm Faire marks the 16th year of festivities as part of the Sequim Lavender Weekend. Like many a lavender farmer, spring found the Shirkeys out in the fields, weeding, rotating crops and creating new features for the summer Faire. “This year the plants are filling out beautifully with an abundance of lavender spikes,” Sue said, referring to last year’s wet, cool spring and summer. A good mixture of sun and rains this spring is just what nature ordered for an exceptional crop of the purple plant. The Shirkeys purchased the land that became the Port Williams farm in 2000, after discovering lavender farming on earlier visits to the area. Sue was working with Horizon Air at the time and Michael as an engineer at Boeing. They both enjoyed farming and were looking for about five acres to keep them busy after retirement. Like many local lavender farmers, the 26
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Shirkeys joined the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association and decided to put in “just a few” lavender plants. And, also like other lavender farmers, a few turned into more and then more and before they knew it, they were growing rows upon
rows of lavender. At first, the couple admitted they didn’t really know much about growing lavender. “We do what we do because we love digging in the dirt and talking to people,” Sue said. But it didn’t take long before the alluring purple fields began to draw visitors, family and friends to the farm. And it’s no wonder. Port Williams Lavender Farm is situated just outside Sequim, just far enough so to be away from busy city life, yet close enough for a quick trip to town. Surrounded by acres of farm field and views of the Olympic Mountains, deer, elk, eagles and Canadian geese — and people — are welcome guests. “My farm is peaceful and tranquil,” Sue said. “It’s the way we like it.” Sue said the farm has brought her family closer and that the annual lavender weekend has become a time for
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a family reunion for her three brothers and their families. “We are truly a family business in every sense of the word,” Sue said. “We couldn’t do it without them (family).” At Port Williams Lavender, the Shirkeys distill all their own oil and process all of their dried lavender bundles and lavender buds. Michael works the portable 100-gallon still, build by lavender pioneer Robert Norman, that he uses to distill their lavender into essential oil. Their oil is used in all of their products, i nc l ud i ng s p r i t z e rs, lotions and handcrafted goat’s milk soap. During the Farm Faire, Michael will be conducting allday demonstrations of the process of distilling lavender into lavender essential oil. Arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, plenty of food, and of course, plenty of time to wander the acres of lavender plants is just a smattering of activities guests can expect during the three-day Farm Faire at Port Williams Lavender Farm. Sue and Michael continue to tweak the farm, adding a greenhouse here, a blueberry patch there, a new U-pick section and planting new varieties of lavender and flower gardens. It’s a neverending process, but one the Shirkeys want to continue. Yes, for Port Williams Lavender Farm’s owners, it’s definitely eight years and counting on more. Port Williams Lavender Farm is at 1442 Port Williams Road. For more information, visit www.portwilliamslavender.com or call 360-582-9196. See Port Williams Lavender Farm activities on page 56. S E Q UI M LAV E N D E R FA RM FA IRE 2012
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1. The concerts at Purple Hazeâ€™s stage are a highlight of the Farm Faire. 2. Purple Haze Lavender Farm makes and sells a variety of lavender products in their Gift Shop. 3-5. The beauty of Purple Hazeâ€™s fields, drying shed and iconic farmhouse makes it a popular destination for weddings and special events.
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PURPLE HAZE LAVENDER farm Unlike most of the lavender farms in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, Purple Haze Lavender Farm is not easily seen from the roadway. Instead, the rolling hills of blooming purple plants beckon those who follow the scent of lavender down the intriguingly named Bell Bottom Road. Closest to Sequim’s city center, Purple Haze Lavender is at once nearly hidden, yet easy to find, especially during the annual Sequim Lavender Weekend. Just follow the steady stream of cars and tour buses for those looking to experience a little bit of country at the edge of the city. And once you arrive, it’s a happening place. Typically the farm hosts about 25 vendors and artisans, seven or so bands, serves up its famous lavender margaritas and cosmopolitans and boasts five flavors of ice cream, lavender included. On more than one occasion, Purple Haze has been described as a destination, not just a stop along the way. Wearing a baseball cap stating “Real men wear lavender,” owner Mike Reichner said he and his farm managers create an experience for folks to remember and to share with friends and relatives. However, Reichner doesn’t take all the credit for the farm’s success. “Our staff is amazingly loyal, hardworking, dedicated and honest,” he said. Case in point, general manager Vickie Oen has worked with Purple Haze Lavender for 12 years. This is the 16th year owners Mike and Rosalind Reichner have opened their farm for the lavender weekend, specifically the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire tour of Heritage Farms. Mike is surprised at the continued success of the lavender weekend and how it has grown over the years. SE QUI M LAVE NDE R FAR M FAIR E 2 0 1 2
An unforgettable purple experience About 250 people showed up at the first one 16 years ago. Now, upwards of 30,000 visitors wander about the farms. Back in the day when local farmers were looking for a new crop to help sustain Sequim’s rural character, grow-
ing and cultivating lavender became the vision. Mike was an ardent advocate of the vision and is one of the founders of the lavender movement. That was nearly 20 years ago and today lavender has become a worldwide agritourism market. A retired state park ranger, Mike began his lavender business with 19 plants on 2.5 acres, selling the first bundles off the front porch. Today, Purple Haze sits on 12.5 acres, with 40,000 and 50 varieties of lavender plants. Throughout the years, the farm itself has grown with the number of laven-
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der plants. Demonstration gardens, an orchard, pond, seating areas, a drying shed and an entertainment stage all have been added since those first days of porch-selling lavender. In 2001, Mike and Rosalind opened their retail store in downtown Sequim, where year-round sales and shipping of Internet orders takes place. Their signature lavender salad dressing is now sold at retail outlets across the United States. Along with being featured in several national magazines, Mike appeared on a 2010 segment of Good Morning America, touting the beautiful lavender in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Last year, the couple added a covered distilling station that houses the 400-gallon distiller. Mike said watching the distiller in action was a popular attraction. “The ground rumbles when it’s going,” he said. What’s new this year? “We are the same Purple Haze everyone has come to know and love,” Oen said. Visitors should not pass up the opportunity to enjoy all of the experiences they have come to expect at Purple Haze. “We really look forward to the Faire,” Oen said. “We love sharing the farm with everyone who comes here. There is a happiness at this time of year.” Mike agrees. “Expect a total sensory overload when you get out of your car at our farm,” he said. “The Purple Haze experience is unforgettable.” Purple Haze Lavender Farm is at 180 Bell Bottom Road. For more information, visit www.purplehazelavender.com or call 360-582-1131. See Purple Haze Farm activities on page 57.
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1. Lavender Adirondack chairs at the farm invite visitors to relax and smell the lavender. 2. The store at Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm is packed full of more than 900 products made on the farm. 3, 6. Everyone enjoys the lavender fields. 4. The iconic red barn at Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm, with some of the antique tractors which will be on display during the Farm Faire. 5. Sunshine Lavender offers home and gardening products to keep lavender in your life year-round! See story on next page.
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SUNSHINE HERB & LAVENDER farm Location, location, location. The familiar adage comes to mind when considering Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm. With its large red barn, white picket fence and rows of carefully manicured lavender plants, it is, after all, the first of many lavender fields most tourists see when coming into Sequim. But for Carmen and Steve Ragsdale, owners of Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm, it’s more than geographic location. It’s all about the lavender — growing it, cultivating it, cooking with it and showing it off to visitors. The Ragsdales have been doing just that — showing off the farm — for the past six years during the annual Sequim Lavender Weekend. This will be their seventh and both look forward to “talking lavender.” “We really enjoy talking to the people,” said Steve, who admits growing lavender is a lot of work. “But,” he adds, “we like doing it, this is our lifestyle. We were never meant for sitting back in our retirement. This farm is our retirement.” The couple began growing lavender on a 1-acre plot at their home in Kitsap County many years ago. When they outgrew that space, they started looking for land in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. They purchased what is now Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm in 2000 with the plan to grow lavender. Today, the 10-acre farm has 65 varieties of lavender with more than 8,000 plants in the ground. There is a gift shop, espresso stand, ice cream shop and more than 900 natural products, including soaps, lotions and handmade items for the home and even lavender products for kitty or doggy. Like all those on this year’s farm tour, as part of the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, the Ragsdales are planting more lavender. 32
Growing high quality, Dungeness Valley lavender
They have built a new greenhouse to accommodate the many varieties of lavender grown and processed on site. Unfortunately, they lost their original greenhouse this past winter when too much snow accumulated on the roof and it collapsed. Future plans include building three more greenhouses. Carmen has a passion for cooking with
lavender. She has published several cookbooks with recipes showcasing the farm’s herbs and lavender. Experimenting with lavender and herbs, she has created some unusual ways in which to use lavender to enhance the flavor of a dish. From desserts to salads, soups, entrees, jams and bread, Carmen has a way of seasoning with lavender. And if you think you couldn’t eat lavender, think again. “People who say they don’t like lavender in their food have changed their minds,” she said, when she serves a dish seasoned with lavender. “Lavender enhances the flavor if it’s done right— lavender is like any other herb and has been used for thousands of years to enhance the flavor of food.”
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Carmen, along with other well-known cookbook authors, will give cooking demonstrations throughout the three-day Farm Faire. There is more to culinary lavender than meets the eye, or, maybe the palate. First, not all lavender varieties are suitable for culinary purposes. Second, lavender used for cooking must be high-grade and cleaned properly. In January 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, the most sweeping reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from contamination to preventing it. This year, trial lavender samples from Sequim Lavender Farmers Association farms were tested by a contracted independent lab and came back with a grade of 97 percent clean, higher than many well-known production crops. “It shows just how clean the lavender grown and processed by the Sequim Lavender Farmers is, we really do take a lot of pride and care in what we do,” Steve said. “This test is the beginning of a new program the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association will be launching in the fall called Sequim Certified. It will give the consumer confidence in the purity of the lavender used in our products.” The Ragsdales distill and process all of the lavender they grow and will be distilling on site during the Faire. Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm is at 274154 Highway 101. For more information, visit www.sunshinelavender.com or call 360-683-6453. See Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm activities on page 58.
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July 20, 21, 22, 2012 Friday & Saturday 10 am to 7 pm Sunday 10 am to 5 pm Sequim, WA 7 Susan Martin Spar
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8 Chuck Stern Drive west on Hwy 101 ~ 9.2 miles to OʼBrien Rd. This is a left (south) turn across Hwy 101. Turn south on to OʼBrien Rd. and continue 3¾ miles to Miles Rd. Turn west on Miles and follow the road ~ ¼ mile to the studio at 363 Miles Rd.
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www.SequimStudioTour.org Additional Studio Tour brochures are available at Sequim/Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce • 1192 E Washington St. • Sequim, WA
1 John McBride
On Hwy 101, drive east to ¾ miles past 7 Cedars Casino. Turn north on Blyn Crossing and almost immediately, right onto Old Blyn Hwy. Drive ~ ½ mile, take a slight left (NE) onto E. Sequim Bay Rd. Continue north ~3.75 miles turning right on Panorama Blvd. In ½ mile, turn right on Raintree Ln. 112 Raintree Ln. is the 2nd driveway on right.
2 Roberta Cooper North on Sequim Ave., continuing 1.5 miles beyond the traffic circle. Turn east on to Woodcock Rd. and continue ~ ½ mile to Serpentine Ave. Turn north on to Serpentine Avenue, continuing ~ ¼ mile to the studio at 241 Serpentine Ave. 3 Cynthia Thomas Drive north on Sequim Ave. to the traffic circle, driving west on to Old Olympic Hwy. Follow Old Olympic Hwy for ~ 1½ miles, then turn west on to Mantle Rd., continuing on Mantel Rd. for ~ ¼ mile, turning south on to S. Scott Drive. The studio at 180 S. Scott Driveis ~ ¼ mile on the left.
4 Renee Mullikin • Susan O’Brien
Drive west on Hwy 101 to the intersection with Carlsborg Rd. Turn north on to Carlsborg Rd and continue ~ 1 mile to Idea Place, turning east on Idea Place. The studio at 73 Idea Place is on the left.
5 Sally Cays
From Sequim, drive west on Hwy 101 ~ 4½ miles to the intersection with Kitchen-Dick Rd. Turn north on Kitchen-Dick Rd., and continue ~ 2¼ miles to Woodcock Rd, turning east on Woodcock Rd. Continue ¼ mile, turning north on Ridge View Dr. Continue ~ ¼ mile and turn west to the studio at 101 West Robert Place .
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9 George Zien Drive west on Hwy 101 to the intersection of Kitchen-Dick and Kirk Roads. Turn left (south) on to Kirk Road. Follow Kirk Road south until it “Ts” with Parrish Road. Turn left (east) on Parrish Road. Continue on Parrish Road for 400ʼ until you arrive at the driveway ~ to 596 Parrish Road. 10 Janine Hegy • “Sunny” J Benham
Please note: All driving directions begin at Sequim. A detailed map is available on the Studio Tour website; click on “Tour Map” page to view the map.
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Drive west on Hwy 101
~ 9 miles to the intersection Old Olympic Hwy. Turn right on to Old Olympic Hwy, and continue ¾ mile to Gasman Rd. Turn north on to Gasman Rd. and continue 1 mile to Derrick Rd. Turn west and arrive at the studio at 72 Derrick Rd.
Drive west on Hwy 101 approximately 7¼ miles to Shore Rd. Turn north on Shore Rd. and drive ~ 1 mile to the studio at 845 Shore Rd.
Drive west on Hwy 101to the intersection of Hooker Rd. At the signal, turn left on to Hooker Rd. Continue on Hooker Rd. for ¼ mile to Atterberry Rd. Turn west on to ~ Atterberry Rd. and continue ~ 2¼ miles to the studio at 501 Atterberry Rd.
11 Susan Gansert Shaw • Lynne Armstrong Mary Franchini • Ed Crumley Brian Butain Drive west on Hwy 101,
take River Road Exit. Turn south on River Road. In 3/10 mile, turn east on to Silberhorn Rd. Proceed ½ mile to Rock Hollow Farm (505 E Silberhorn Rd) Enter by “big rock” or driveway; studio in barn.
12 Patricia Gordon • Richard O’Connor
Drive west on Hwy 101 to the exit for Taylor Cutoff Rd on the the south of the Hwy (youʼll need to cross Hwy101). Continue on Taylor Cutoff Rd for ~ 2½ miles then east on to Fish Hatchery Rd. Take an immediate right on to Studervant Rd, which becomes Glennʼs Valley Road. Continue on for ~ 1 miles to the studio at 346 Glenn’s Valley Road .
We hope you enjoy your tour!
1. The sun sets on the George Washington Inn and its lavender fields. 2. The George Washington Inn, a Mount Vernon replica, shines in the Sequim sunlight. 3. The Inn sells a variety of “Martha’s Own” lavender-themed products. 4. There’s a beautiful view around every corner at this inn. 5. More than 2,000 lavender plants bloom on the 10.5 acres surrounding the inn. 6. A couple is married and enjoys their first kiss amid the lavender. 5
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GEORGE WASHINGTON INN & washington LAVENDER About halfway between Sequim and Port Angeles, along Finn Hall Road, the stately George Washington Inn bedazzles passersby and visitors alike. It does, after all, closely resemble George and Martha Washington’s mansion 2,000 miles away at Mount Vernon, near Alexandria, Va. As if the sight of the inn isn’t enough, when the fields of lavender are in bloom during the summer months, travelers find it difficult to resist driving along the flower-lined driveway leading up the inn, the farm and the gift shop. The best time of all to explore the George Washington Inn and Washington Lavender is, of course, during the Sequim Lavender Weekend, and owners Dan and Janet Abbott encourage visitors to stop by the farm during the three-day festival and to brings friends as well. T he b o ld a nd beautiful waterfront inn is one of seven farms on tour during the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire this year. Tickets may also be purchased for catered High Tea on the oceanfront piazza ($32.50) or a guided tour of the inn ($10). More than 2,000 lavender plants are planted in multiple fields and line the 1,200-foot driveway on each side. The contrast between the dark purple plants and the snow-white structure is breathtaking, not to mention the Strait of Juan de Fuca peeking out at guests from behind the inn. Ten years ago, the Abbotts relocated from South Carolina to build and manage the Mount Vernon-inspired inn. They purchased the initial five acres in 2002 after reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about Sequim and later bought an additional five acres to open the bed and breakfast. While the floor plan is not an exact replica of the founding father’s home, the exterior is almost identical. The only really obvious differences are an enclosed veranda on the north SE QUI M LAVE NDE R FAR M FAIR E 2 0 1 2
Views and allure of lavender a perfect match for visitors
side and the front portico with pillars. The main floor of the home serves as common areas for the guests and also houses one guest suite — Martha’s Retreat. The upstairs contains the other four guest suites: the Presidential and General’s Suites and the Surveyor’s and Mount Vernon Retreats. Dan splits his time between Sequim and
the East Coast. His goal is to retire from his job as a financial advisor after the inn becomes successful and profitable enough to support itself and the family. Janet keeps busy as the innkeeper and making lavender products from their farm. The Finn Hall Road property has a unique history of its own. A man-made ditch in the ground not far from the inn once served as a machine gun nest during World War II to guard against the Japanese, according to neighbor John Jarvis, a Sequim resident since 1931. When people ask Dan Abbott, “Why lavender?” he responds with, “Why not?” “Lavender is the most versatile herb with its anesthetic, aromatic and culinary properties,” he said. “There are so many ways to develop the product taken from the lavender plant.” Once the inn was up and running, the Abbotts experimented with planting different berries and fruit trees, but lavender won
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them over and was found to thrive in Sequim’s unique climate. The farm has become a vital part of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association and will be on the Heritage Lavender Farm Tour for its second year. As the event approaches, Dan Abbott has a better understanding of what it takes to make it all happen. Last year they were the “new kids on the block,” but found it exciting to share the inn and lavender farm with the community and tourists. Friends and family came to help. “When we bought the property 10 years ago it was just a worn-out hay field,” Janet Abbott said. “We never set out to do this originally. It’s evolving and we find it fulfilling to see how it has come together.” The inn has a small lavender gift shop that is open year-round for guests or by appointment. The couple also decided to convert the three-car garage of the carriage house and transform it into a larger, seasonal gift store. Products include lavender basics such as soaps, lotions, bath salts, candles, teas, spices, essential oils, sachets and pillows as well as several new products that have been added this year – all handmade and marked with the “Martha’s Own” or “By George” labels. Like so many successful couples, Dan and Janet Abbott balance each other. He’s the “visionary” of the relationship and she’s the “one who makes it work.” As they walk the property and enjoy its incredible panorama, they hold hands and smile at each other, reflecting on all that they’ve accomplished together over the past decade. George Washington Inn & Lavender Farm is at 939 Finn Hall Road. For more information, visit www.walavender.com or call 360452-5207. See Washington Lavender Farm activities on page 60. 35
PORT WILLIAMS LAVENDER
Farm Bus Route 1 Michael and Sue Shirkey 360-582-9196 1442 Port Williams Road, Sequim, WA www.portwilliamslavender.com
JARDIN DU SOLEIL LAVENDER Farm Bus Route 2 Paul and Jordan Schiefen 360-582-1185 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, WA www.jardindusoleil.com Jardin du Soleil invites you to experience
OLYMPIC LAVENDER FARM Farm Bus Route 2 Mary Borland-Liebsch and Bruce Liebsch 360-683-4475 1432 Marine Drive, Sequim, WA www.olympiclavender.com
See page 39 for bus route information. Rolling farm hills and expansive vistas greet you at Port Williams Lavender Farm. Nestled into the beautiful Sequim prairie, our farm beckons you to come stroll the colorful gardens and experience the adventure of lavender with owners Michael and Sue Shirkey. Fun, informative lavender oil distillations, creative wreath-making and U-pick combined with great music, fabulous food, ice cream and talented vendors will ensure a memorable visit to our farm. Shop at our farm gift shop for creative, handcrafted gifts and treasures.
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Farm Bus Route 1 Mike and Rosalind Reichner 888-852-6560/360-683-1714 180 Bell Bottom Lane, Sequim WA www.purplehazelavender.com
PURPLE HAZE LAVENDER FARM
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Purple Haze is celebrating its 16th anniversary! Since our start in 1996 we’ve been featured on HGTV, Sunset Magazine & most recently on Good Morning America’s Weekend Window! Mike and Roz Reichner invite you to enjoy the Purple Haze Lavender Experience with our 12 acres of organic lavender, U-pick bundles, savory Pacific Northwest cuisine, gourmet lavender ice cream, unique vendors, a gift shop filled with Purple Haze’s own line of products, plants and a fantastic mix of live music — home of the famous Lavender Margarita!
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Farm Tour Tickets in the form of souvenir buttons provide unlimited
lavender. Bring your family to stroll through magical gardens and fields of fragrant lavender. Lose yourself in our garden maze or get creative with our garden crafts. Visit our store for a great variety of locally made lavender products. Take home a favorite plant. Relax with a glass of wine, delicious food, music and indulge in lavender ice cream. Browse local artisans’ wares and watch the distillation of our certified-organic lavender into essential oil. Say hi to new owners Paul and Jordan Schiefen.
Olympic Lavender Farm is a certifiedorganic farm with a wonderful panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains. Enjoy the many lavender-growing and craft demonstrations, good food, great music and watch the distillation of certifiedorganic lavender into fragrant essential oil. Visit the Lavender Studio, offering specialty culinary and body products. Meet the farmers, Mary Borland-Liebsch and Bruce Liebsch, who will share their expertise.
admission to all 7 Farms on Tour. 7 FARM FESTIVALS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! Advance discount tickets to all of the farms are only $10 and are available through Thursday, July 19, online at www.sequimlavenderfarms.org and at the farms, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Centers and local ticket outlets. Weekend tickets are $15 per person and are available at all of the farms, Lavender in the Park, and the Visitor Information Centers. Active duty military tickets for active military/dependents are $10. Children ages 12 and under are free. No button is required.
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Farm Bus Route 3 Dan and Janet Abbot 360-452-5207 939 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles, WA www.walavender.com
George and Martha Washington’s Mount Vernon estate comes west on this oceanfront lavender farm. Owners Dan and Janet Abbott invite you to stroll the grounds, treat yourself to a glass of icecold lavender lemonade or a cup of George Washington Coffee, ride the narrow-gauge steam train, enjoy the majestic ocean and mountain views and perhaps even meet George and Martha! The gift shop features “Martha’s Own” and “By George” lavender products. Tickets may be purchased for High Tea or a guided tour of the George Washington Inn.
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Farm Bus Route 3 Monica Quevedo and Ray Veihl 360-681-2782/888-507-7481 1541 Taylor Cutoff Road, Sequim, WA www.lostmountainlavender.com
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Each farm is a festival all its own with fields of lavender, lavender products, workshops, demonstrations, lavender, crafts, food, beverages, music, and more. The farms have plenty of free parking and you can visit the farms as often as you please, or you can take our free Farm Tour Buses. Visit the farms at your own pace, relax, and take in the aroma of lavender that fills the air. Let lavender change your mind…for good.
Visit our specialty farm and experience more than 100 cultivars of lavender! Shop for everything lavender in our quaint Cottage Gift Shop, stroll through the beautiful orchard or stop and smell the lavender with a glass of beer or wine in the garden. Great music, vendors and delicious food all weekend! New owners Monica Quevedo and Ray Veihl look forward to seeing you on the farm.
SUNSHINE HERB & LAVENDER FARM Farm Bus Route 4 Steve and Carmen Ragsdale 360-683-6453 274154 Highway 101, Sequim, WA www.sunshinelavender.com
Owners Steve and Carmen Ragsdale offer farm tours, “Cooking Up a Healthy Body with Lavender” culinary demonstrations all weekend and the farmers’ dream “Unique Antique Tractor Show.” Reward yourself with our barbecues, espresso, lavender ice cream, large lavender culinary line and cosmetics produced here on our farm. Purchase lavender plants grown at Sunshine, producing 65 varieties of lavender and growing as we install more greenhouses. New this year, bring your kids to meet “Misty,” the Sunshine Lavender Clown Fairy.
Olympic Cellars and Sequim Lavender Farm Faire presents
Saturday Aug. 18, 2012
Part of the Olympic Cellars 2012 Summer Concert Series Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 Hwy 101 between Port Angeles and Sequim. Concert at 7 p.m. • Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets $10 This concert will sell-out – order your tickets now at www.olympiccellars.com. The Sequim Lavender Farm Faire is partnering with Olympic Cellars to present Crème Tangerine, returning to the Olympic Peninsula for the third year in a row. The five-member band recreates Beatles classics and create a dynamic live Beatles music experience filled with energy, tone, humor and the spontaneity known only from the Beatles. Crème Tangerine is one of the Olympic Peninsula’s and the Northwest’s favorite bands. Enjoy the great music, food and wine under the stars. Arrive early for best seating, (doors open at 6 p.m.) or bring your own lawn chairs. Gather the entire family to hear the Beatles! This is an intimate outdoor concert venue with food and wine. Fresh local seafood, chowder, sandwiches and salads will be available and provided by Mystery Bay Seafood and Catering (Catch their great food at Lavender in the Park). Proceeds from the concert benefit the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association. Olympic Cellars Summer Concert Series The Olympic Cellars Concert series runs throughout July and August – a great way to spend Saturday nights. And on Saturday of Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 21, we are honored to co-sponsor the final performance of Abby Mae and the Home School Boys, 7 p.m. at the winery. Get those tickets in advance for this very special evening. Go to www.olympiccellars.com for the full schedule.
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The Double Eagle and Stymie’s Bar and Grill at The Cedars of Dungeness Golf Course.
One of our great sponsors has some of the best food in town in addition to a great golf course. They are located at 1965 Woodcock Road, from Sequim Avenue, go west at Woodcock (see our farm tour map on page 36-37) Open Tuesday through Saturday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. For more information, call 360-683-3331 or visit www.7cedarsresort.com. 38
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Lavender Farm faire Parking & Transportation In-City Shuttle Service You can get to Lavender in the Park and the Heritage Lavender Farm Tour Buses from all over town. The City of Sequim is providing a free In City Shuttle Service as part of Sequim Lavender Weekend. The shuttle service will run Friday-Sunday from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m., shuttles should reach each stop approximately every 30 minutes. - Lavender in the Park at Carrie Blake/Reuse Demonstration Park - Blake Avenue Parking Lot - QFC Parking lot - Downtown Sequim at 2nd and Washington - Street Fair at Alder and 2nd Ave - Sequim Open Aire Market at 3rd and Cedar (Saturday and Sunday only) - Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Show at the Middle School - JC Penney parking lot
Heritage Lavender Farm Tour Buses Free with Your Ticket purchase
Getting to the Faire Everyone comes to Sequim on Highway 101 (unless you are on the Coho Ferry from Victoria). It is a busy weekend, so take your time and catch an early ferry if coming across the pond. Coming from the east on Highway 101 as you approach Sequim, you’ll first see one of our farms, Sunshine Herb and Lavender Farm, on the left. You can visit on your way in or out, by auto or our Farm Tour Bus (tickets are available at the Farm). After Sunshine drive about 10 more miles and exit onto Washington Street. At Blake Sand & Gravel (QFC corner), turn right onto Blake Avenue. If you’re coming from the west, take the River Road exit into Sequim and turn right onto Washington Street. At the east end of Sequim, just past QFC, turn left onto Blake Avenue. You are at the Faire’s FREE Lavender in the Park at Carrie Blake/ Reuse Demonstration Park.
Parking Relax and enjoy the Sequim-Dungeness Valley at your leisure because parking is convenient and easy at the Heritage Lavender Farm Tour and Lavender in the Park!
Lavender In The Park At Carrie Blake/ Reuse Demonstration Park There is plenty of space to park at the Blake Avenue Lot, across the street from QFC. The lot is managed by the Sequim High School Band Boosters. ($2 suggested donation per vehicle - a portion of the proceeds is a fundraiser for the Sequim High School Band Boosters). Take the short walk to the Park entrance, the free shuttle bus that delivers you right next to the stage or our family favorite, the free John Deere Tractor Hay Ride!
Parking At The Farms All of our farms have easy access … you can come and go as you please all weekend long with your Farm Tour ticket. All of our farms have plenty of free parking right on the farms. Our helpful parking crews will be there to make sure your visit is enjoyable! You can purchase tickets upon arrival at the farms, at Lavender in the Park, at the Visitor Center (2 locations), and online thru July 19 ($10 Advance Ticket). SE QUI M LAVE NDE R FAR M FAIR E 2 0 1 2
Leave the driving to us and enjoy your trip without a car! Our free Farm Tour Buses takes you right to the entrance of the farms and run from the Faire’s Lavender in the Park at Carrie Blake/ Reuse Demonstration Park. There is a lot of fun and camaraderie on the buses as people from all over the world share their lavender experiences and enjoy the view. We apologize that the Farm Tour bus system is not handicapped-accessible, but there is plenty of free handicapped parking at the Farms on Tour.
Schedule The buses leave each day of the Faire, beginning at 9:30 a.m., from the Bus Stop near the James Center stage right in the park and run until the Farms close for the evening. When the bus leaves the Bus Stop, the first destination is the first farm listed in the schedule. (Note that if you are parking downtown and using the In-City Shuttle Service, those shuttles run to 7 p.m. so you can get back to where you parked.) FARM TOUR BUS 1 FARM TOUR BUS 3 (every 30 minutes) – 2 buses (every 60 minutes) - 1 bus Purple Haze Lavender Farm Washington Lavender Port Williams Lavender Lost Mountain Lavender FARM TOUR BUS 2 (every 30 minutes) – 2 buses Jardin du Soleil Lavender Olympic Lavender Farm
FARM TOUR BUS 4 (every 60 minutes) - 1 bus Sunshine Lavender Farm
Handicapped Accessibility All of the Farms on Tour are handicapped-accessible, but please note that the fields are uneven and there are no paved paths. There is expanded handicapped parking at the FREE Lavender in the Park at Carrie Blake/Reuse Demonstration Park. This handicap parking is conveniently located inside the park, near the booths and stage. There are some paths, but all of the booths are on the grass. To get to handicapped parking, use North Rhodefer Road which will take you to the side entrance of the James Center. Only cars with handicapped permits are allowed in the park. From Washington St., Rhodefer is on the corner where the Sequim Visitor Center is located, the next street east of Blake Ave (QFC). Go north, past where the pavement ends, then turn into the James Center driveway and show your handicap permit to the gate attendant.
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Music at the Faire is a special experience. On the Farm Tour enjoy food and beverages and a wide variety of music, relaxing among the fields of lavender. Check the schedules for each farm for details. Music at Lavender in the Park is held at the James Center for the Performing Arts and has amazing sound. It was designed by our own mayor and architect Ken Hayes and is home to the Sequim City Band. After experiencing the dramati-
cally enhanced sound quality last year, we have booked a weekend of music that will fill the lawn with great sounds from jazz to rock to country and more. Bring your garden chairs and blankets and picnic on the lawn. Our food booths are very near the amphitheater and the wine and beer garden has seating overlooking the stage. Special Guests – Pearl Django A lavender weekend tradition
MUSIC Schedule at lavender in the Park Carrie Blake Amphitheater Friday - July 20 10:30-11:30 a.m. 133rd Army Band Washington Army National Guard 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Opening Ceremonies with Ciscoe Morris 1-2 p.m. Pearl Django – Gypsy Jazz/Hot Club 2:15-3:15 p.m. Sarah Shea – Jazz Standards 3:30-4:30 p.m. Pearl Django – Gypsy Jazz/Hot Club from Seattle 4:45-5:45 p.m. Buck Ellard – County/Original 6-7 p.m. Bound to Happen – Americana
we are pleased to bring back is Pearl Django in cooperation with The BrokersGroup. On Friday Pearl Django will perform at the James Center stage during the day, and in the evening at Jazz in the Alley downtown. Now in its 17th year of performing, Pearl Django continues to be one of America’s most respected and busiest Hot Club style groups. Though still strongly influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt, Pearl Django’s repertoire includes many original compositions. Its music reaches out across the divides of taste to a wide variety of audiences. The band’s fervent followers include Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli fans, guitar enthusiasts (and guitarists!) lovers of string music, including bluegrass devotees, who relish nimble, clean, intricate picking, “world music” fans drawn to French and Gypsy accents, plus jazz buffs and aficionados of the new swing music. The 133rd Army Band We are honored to have been selected for a performance by the 133rd Army Band, based at Camp Murray. This is a diverse group of musicians and ensembles, which serve the community and represent the Washington National Guard to audiences across the state. Members of the band range in age from their late teens to mid-50s and represent a wide cross-section of our community. These soldier/musicians are special people who possess a rare mix of both military and artistic abilities. This mix is best expressed in the acronym “BAND LDRSHIP”, which represents both Band Values and the Army Values.
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Evening Concerts We are co-sponsoring two music events on Friday and Saturday nights to extend your great day even further. Saturday Night Concert at Olympic Cellars Abby Mae and the Home School Boys Saturday, July 21, 7 p.m., Doors open at 6 p.m. The final appearance of Abby Mae and the Home School Boys is going to be a special occasion. This concert is co-sponsored by the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. Tickets: $10 • Advance tickets available online at www.olympiccellars.com/events. This concert will sell out! Supporting the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association, Health & Wellness At Olympic Cellars, 255410 Highway 101, Port Angeles, 9 miles west of Sequim, 360-452-0160 Jazz in the Alley Friday July 20, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. BrokersGroup Parking Lot, 219 W. Washington St., Sequim BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals is pleased to present the sixth annual Jazz in the Alley. Celebrating live music along with good food and wine at the height of the North Olympic Peninsula’s Sequim Lavender Weekend. BrokersGroup is proud to present once again, the gypsy jazz of the Northwest’s own Pearl Django. You’re invited to join partnering sponsors, The Sequim Lavender Farm Faire along with Wind Rose Cellars, Jose’s Famous Salsa, Lipperts’ Restaurant and Crumb Grabbers Bakery, for an evening of fabulous music, delicious food and of course, the wine garden. No cover! All ages welcome!
10:15-11:15 a.m. Luck of the Draw – Bluegrass 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Olympic Express – Big Band 1-2:15 p.m. MLR – Classic Rock 2:30-3:30 p.m. Olympic Express – Big Band 4-5 p.m. Cruzin Bluzers – Blues 5:30-7 p.m. Buck Ellard – Country/Original
Sunday - July 22 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fret Noir – Contemporary Folk 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Jenny Davis – Jazz 1-2 p.m. Olympic Sax Quartet – Big Band 2:30-3:30 p.m. Blackbird – Traditional/Folk 4-5:15 p.m. Haywire – Country 40
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A legacy of lavender What better way to celebrate the local family owned lavender farms than to incorporate each into an original painting? This year’s official artwork selected for the Farm Faire is the creation of Port Townsend artist James Lyman. Titled “Sequim Lavender Legacy,” the painting incorporates icons from each of this year’s participating farms in the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association. Lyman said the idea to have each of the farms represented in the poster was at the suggestion of his wife, Terree. Scott Nagel, executive director of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association, decided to make the unique painting not only the cover for the official Farm Faire program, but to make it an interactive part of the Faire itself. “People are going to have great fun with this painting as they visit our farms and Lavender in the Park to identify the images that represent the farms and their legacy,” Nagel said. As for Lyman, he said he is honored to be part of the fair and to have his painting selected for this year’s official poster. “We go every year and wander around the farms,” he said. “It’s a great time for the community of Sequim.” Early on, Lyman, who grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, had aspirations of becoming an artist, but his road to the easel took a few detours along the way. “I wanted to be an artist for Walt Disney,” he told his teachers when they asked what he wanted to be when he got older. However, in 1957, after a friend joined the Army, he opted for adventure and put his art career on hold. He served in the Army for 24 years, but often found time to draw. During his time in Vietnam he said he wished he had time to draw. “The temples and buildings were fantastic.” While in Germany, stationed at Man-
nheim and Heidelberg, he went back to school, majoring in culinary arts, business management and, you guessed it, art. “Again, the castles and intimate little streets in the 600-year-old towns gave way to my pen and ink, and in no time, I was selling my work,” Lyman said of his time at
school in Germany. After his two-decade career in the Army, Lyman spent the next 20 years owning, managing and being a chef in several restaurants. The restaurant business eventually brought him to Port Townsend. “I started doing my pen and ink again off and on between chef positions,” he said. But there was another calling on the horizon. He decided again to go back to school, this time to become an ordained minister in
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the Baptist faith. For the past seven years he has been leading services at the Evangelical Bible Church in Port Townsend, in addition to continuing his art business. “I am now enjoying the best of two worlds, serving my Lord and painting for him,” Lyman said. Lyman has had a passion for painting buildings, but has specialized in painting lighthouses and barns and Victorian homes. Look closely at the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire poster and sure enough, there in the far background is the Dungeness Lighthouse. Lyman is married — “to the greatest woman in the world” — has four children, six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. As well as enjoying his family and congregation, Lyman sings in a gospel quartet, and as he puts it, “am actively pursuing retirement, although I’m a lot better painting and singing than I am at being retired.” “It’s such an honor to be chosen as the artist to paint the 2012 Farm Faire, that sometimes I can’t understand what I did to deserve it,” Lyman said. “Then I look back over the years that I’ve looked forward to and prayed to become an artist recognized for my work, that it just proves my point … God answers prayer on his timetable.” He said he’s excited that he’s in the same company as last year’s poster artist, Pat Taynton of Sequim. “She is a super person and to be put in that category is cool,” Lyman said. Lyman will sign posters and sell limitededition prints at Lavender in the Park during the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire.
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AT CARRIE BLAKE/REUSE DEMONSTRATION PARK Immerse yourself in the essence of lavender, surrounded by the lush green lawns and gardens of Sequim’s most beautiful park … for an hour or for the day. And this weekend you also can experience art, music from the band shell, stunning crafts, the finest foods, beer and wine, and festivities for everyone … especially the kids. The Faire’s Lavender in the Park site also is the hub for the famous Faire Farm Tour Buses and the In-City Shuttle Bus that connects all of the lavender events and event parking lots in Sequim. Getting here is easy – the free In-City Shuttle service takes you right to the band shell or you can park right next to the Carrie Blake/Reuse Demonstration Park ($2 suggested donation with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Sequim High School Band Boosters). There are so many fun lavender and community festivities going on at our free Lavender In The Park that we had to make you a list! Ciscoe returns to the opening ceremonies – Friday, July 20, 11:30 a.m. – The patriotic sounds of the 133rd Army Band from Camp Murray will bring our community together at the Opening Ceremonies at the James Center Amphitheater. And, if that were not enough, we welcome to our opening ceremonies, Northwest master gardener and media personality, Ciscoe Morris. Ciscoe loves lavender – ooh la la! We will honor our veterans and our community with a program of patriotic and band standards and, of course, a shower of lavender buds. Juried Crafts, Lavender & Community Booths – Over 100 booths feature lavender products and plants, juried hand-made crafts, food, community organizations and family activities. Please see page 68 for a list of vendors. Food – 14 of the region’s best food booths, including seafood (oysters, clams, salmon, chowder, fish tacos, calamari, fish and chips!), crepes, pizza, gyros, espresso, Thai, barbecue, Italian, lavender desserts, lavender ice cream, strawberry shortcakes, and more. We have lots of tables and chairs for seating. Please see page 52 for a complete menu. The New Lavender Tea Garden – presented by one of the founding members of the Sequim lavender movement, Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm, the tea garden provides traditional teas and lavender desserts. Wine and Beer Garden with Lavender Wine and Lavender Hard Cider – Sponsored by Olympic Peninsula Wineries and Olympic Distributors Olympic Peninsula Wineries presents a selection of two wines from each of their member wineries, available for tasting by the glass or to purchase by the bottle. Wineries include: Black Diamond Winery, Camaraderie Cellars, Eaglemount Winery, Fair Winds Winery, Finnriver Farm and Cidery, Harbinger Winery, Olympic Cellars, Wind Rose Cellars. Check out the real “local lavender wine” made by Olympic Cellars Winery. Their La Mélange Nouveau, 46
“The New Blend,” features the infusion of the “Melissa” lavender species from Purple Haze into their coastal varietal Müller-Thurgau wine. Always know the winemaker! Finnriver Farms is creating a special limited edition Lavender Black Currant Infused Botanical Hard Cider that will only be offered at the Faire’s Wine & Beer Garden. Regional micro brews on tap include selections from Pike Brewing Company, Fish Brewing Company, Snoqualmie Brewing Company, Two Beers Brewing Company, and Leavenworth Biers. Music – Thanks to the amazing acoustic qualities of the James Center band shell, music at Lavender in the Park is a special experience. We have great Northwest artists playing throughout the weekend including Pearl Django and the 133rd Army Band on Friday. Sit on the lawn, bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and absorb the sounds. Please see page 40 for a complete schedule. Hot Air Balloon – Sequim Balloon Festival – The new Sequim Balloon Festival will have two hot air balloons tethered throughout the weekend at Lavender in the Park at Carrie Blake/Reuse Demonstration Park (weather permitting). During Sequim Lavender Weekend There will be a private hot air balloon wedding and 40 rides available at the park. They will have an information booth, tickets for the September 1-3 festival will be available, and there will be an opportunity to win a hot air balloon ride. Check out Sequim’s newest event at www.sequim-balloonfestival.com. Community Links - Nonprofit And Government Organizations – We have more than 15 nonprofit and government agencies with organization displays and information, family activities and demonstrations. The Faire provides free space to nonprofit organizations to assist them with their public information and fundraising efforts and all funds raised in this area go directly to the participating nonprofit organizations. Please see page 61 for a complete list of groups and activities. Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center (NRR&WC) – Nationally renowned for its work rescuing and rehabilitating the wildlife of the Olympic Peninsula, the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center will dazzle and educate the public through an interactive program showcasing its Ambassador Animals: wild owls,
hawks and falcons who are cared for full-time at the center after permanently incapacitating injuries or illnesses. The wildlife on display will include Gaspar, the peregrine falcon, a member of the fastest species on Earth; Juliet, a sweet-tempered and wise barred owl; the fearsome Baby the Swainson’s hawk; Belle the lovable juvenile red-tailed hawk; Ewok the tiny northern saw-whet owl; and Screech the friendly western screech owl. Sequim Irrigation Festival Float (Sunday Only) – What a treat! The Sequim Irrigation Festival Float will be at the park all day Sunday. See this great float up close and take your picture. Thanks to the volunteers of the Sequim Irrigation Festival. Olympic Peninsula Garden – Come share the vision of the Olympic Peninsula Garden. The garden is a long-term project with a terrace featuring more than 100 types of lavender and other plants. Shiso Sister City Garden – Visit the Shiso Sister City Friendship Garden at the entrance to Carrie Blake Park and south end of the lawn. Olympic Gentle Paws Pet-Sitting – One of the more unique aspects of Lavender in the Park is a safe and secure place to leave your pet while you enjoy Sequim Lavender Weekend. Olympic Gentle Paws, a therapy dog group, will provide shade, water and treats (and exercise, if authorized). Dogs are not allowed on the farms, so this is a guilt-free way to enjoy your Faire time! Along with safe and secure,we can add spoiled! Handicapped Parking is now available inside the park, near the stage and booths, via the production entrance off North Rhodefer Road. You will need your handicap permit or registration card. There is limited paved handicap parking and paved paths suitable for wheelchairs, but please remember all of the booths are on the grass. Free Wi-Fi Hotspot – Thanks to sponsorship from Olympic Wi-Fi, the park will have free Wi-Fi access. Clallam County Pud – Learn about green energy and saving energy by visiting the Clallam County PUD’s solar powered exhibit. First Federal/Boys & Girls Club Kid’s Faire (Saturday And Sunday) – Bring the kids to an oldfashioned fair with carnival games including the ring toss and dart toss, races like the gunny sack race grouped by ages (5-12), water balloon toss, needle in a haystack, watermelon eating contest, a scavenger hunt and more. The activities are Saturday and Sunday only from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Everything is free and everyone is welcome to join in the family fun. Thanks to First Federal for sponsoring this program and the Boys & Girls Club for putting it all together. The park, the spacious lawns, the music, food, crafts, exhibitors, family activities, a hot air balloon, raptors – all in one place on one very special Sequim Lavender Weekend – and all FREE for the entire family, your friends and neighbors.
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Saturday Night Concert at Olympic Cellars Abby Mae and the Home School Boys – Final Appearance Co-Sponsor: Sequim Lavender Farm Faire Saturday, July 21, 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $10, Advance tickets available online at www.olympiccellars. com/events. This concert will sell out! 255410 Highway 101, Port Angeles, 9 miles west of Sequim, 360-452-0160.
Jazz in the Alley July 20, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Brokers Group parking lot 219 W. Washington St., Sequim BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals is pleased to present the sixth annual Jazz in the Alley from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 20. Celebrating live music along with good food and wine at the height of the North Olympic Peninsula’s beauty during the Sequim Lavender Weekend; Jazz in the Alley is an event not to be missed! BrokersGroup is proud to present once again, the gypsy-jazz stylings of the Northwest’s own Pearl DJango. Long a fixture in the jazz world, they enjoy a stellar reputation for presenting the highest quality music from the inspirations of the legendary Django Reinhardt. You’re invited to join partnering sponsors, The Sequim Lavender Farmers Association along with Wind Rose Cellars, Jose’s Famous Salsa, Lipperts’ Restaurant and Crumb Grabbers Bakery for an evening of fabulous music, delicious food and, of course, the wine garden! It’s the perfect way to unwind and relax after a fun-filled day of lavender. No cover! All ages welcome!
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Cruise on the 55-passenger, 65-foot Glacier Spirit around Protection Island for a narrated program on marine bird life and marine mammals found between John Wayne Marina and Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge. Expect to see tufted puffins, rhinoceros auklets and other sea birds. This is a two-hour tour. Included is a dinner. Wine can be purchased on board. Casual dress. The menu: Fresh-baked Pan D’Amore bread, dill and garlic salmon, Capt. Pete’s party potatoes, Northwest Caesar salad, chocolate-drizzled fresh raspberry brownie. Tickets are $65. For reservations, call 360-681-4076. There is a limit of 50 people per cruise. Both tours sold out the past four years.
Olympic Theatre Arts presents “Bullshot Crummond” Performances are July 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. and July 17 at 2 p.m. 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382 “Bullshot Crummond” is a stylized parody of low-budget 1930s detective movies. The dastardly Count Otto Von Bruno and his fiendish femme fatale, Lenya, battle Capt. Hugh “Bullshot” Crummond for the favor of the lovely Rosemary Fenton, whose father is being tortured in a dark and gloomy castle. Exploding dynamite, sword fights, crashing planes and car chases make this crazy comedy the perfect family fun. “Laughter is contagious,” says director Debbie Embree “and in these serious times it truly is the best medicine.” Come share with us in this wonderful Olympic Theatre Arts production of “Bullshot Crummond.” Tickets available at www.olypmictheatrearts.org.
Olympic Peninsula Wineries Tour Enjoy the Sequim lavender fields in bloom and enhance your visit as you discover new hidden gems – eight award-winning artisan wineries on the scenic North Olympic Peninsula. Explore more hidden back roads and lush valleys as you discover some of the finest small family run wineries in Washington. Since most produce fewer than 2,000 cases of wine a year, many of the wines are in very limited production and are challenging to find outside of the communities where they are made. Indulge in the pleasure of sharing these rare wines of Washington with your friends and family. The Olympic Peninsula Wineries invite visitors to wind their way through beautiful fields of lavender en route to tasting some of the region’s best handcrafted wines during the annual Sequim Lavender Weekend, from Friday-Sunday, July 15-17. Eight artisan wineries located in Port Townsend, Chimacum and Port Angeles will pour new and current releases in celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage. Doors will be open from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily. While children are allowed in the tasting rooms, you must be 21 or over to participate in wine tasting. Olympic Cellars will release the only locally made lavender-infused wine for the Sequim Lavender Farme Faire. Purple Haze Lavender Farm provided the organic culinary lavender, Melissa, a delicately scented variety which is the No. 1 choice for chefs in the area. And the lavender was a perfect match for the equally delicate and floral notes of the Müller49
COMMUNITY EVENTS, cont. from page 49 Thurgau wine. The wine is available for purchase at Olympic Cellars and also will be poured at Purple Haze Lavender Farm. The winery will be open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. in July and August. Wine and Beer Garden Be sure and visit us at the Wine & Beer Garden at Lavender in the Park during the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. A selection of two wines from each winery will be available for tasting, by the glass or to purchase by the bottle. Olympic Peninsula Wineries: Harbinger Winery - Port Angeles 360-452-4262 Camaraderie Cellars - Port Angeles 360-417-3564 Black Diamond Winery - Port Angeles 360-457-0748 Olympic Cellars - Port Angeles 360-452-0160 FairWinds Winery - Port Townsend 360-385-6899 Eaglemount Winery – 360-732-4084 Finnriver Farm and Cidery – Chimacum 360-732-6822 Wind Rose Cellars – Sequim 360-358-5469
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Sequim Arts Studio Tour The Sequim Arts Studio Tour is celebrating its sixth year. Artists open their studios to share their work with the public. Many have ongoing demonstrations throughout the tour showing the hows and whys of their techniques and media: watercolors, acrylic painting, plein aire painting, oil painting still life, jewelry and metal work, mixed media with a variety of materials, fused and slumped glass, wood working, cedar basketry and collage. Each artist has developed his or her own unique style. Feel free to ask questions, ask about materials, about the creative process. You will find the artists are delighted to share their journey. Plan your 2011 Studio Tour by going to www.sequimstudiotour.org/about. The Studio Tour is sponsored by Sequim Arts, an art organization that
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4th Annual Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Art Show The 4th Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Art show held in conjunction with Sequim Lavender Weekend, will be from Friday-Sunday July 20-22 at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 MacLeay Road. Show hours will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. At this show, in addition to the exhibit of sculptures by numerous artists, we also will present our “Aviary” — a separate display of bird related sculptures. There will be demonstrations of works-in-progress and driftwood artists will be available to answer questions and explain the process used in creating these beautiful art pieces. Hand-crafted driftwood pendants and other accessories will be available for purchase, as well as unfinished driftwood. Admission is free. Cameras are welcome. Raffle tickets will be on sale for a chance to win a beautiful driftwood sculpture created by several club members. We invite you to visit our website at www.olympicdriftwoodsculptors.org to learn about our club and various activities in which we have participated. There also is a listing on the “Events” page of our upcoming shows. For more information, call 360-681-2535 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Show Friday-Sunday, July 20-22 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sequim Middle School 301 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim America in Bloom is the 26th quilt show presented by the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. There will be more than 200 quilts on display plus a member’s challenge exhibit and an exhibit of art quilts. The show also features a “bed turning” presentation of heirloom quilts which are held throughout the three days of the show. Shopping opportunities abound at the Country Store with many handmade items for sale — everything from potholders to quilts. The Vendor Mall provides shopping adventures for quilters. For more information, visit www.sunbonnetsuequiltclub.org/annquiltshow. $5 donation requested.
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Each of the farms is a festival itself, with fields of lavender, lavender products, demonstrations, crafts booths, beverages and food! Jardin du Soleil Red Lion CrabHouse restaurant - Grilled crab panini sandwich plate, local baby greens with raspberry lavender vinaigrette, lavender barbecued chicken skewers, lavender barbecued pulled pork sandwich, Nash’s organic carrot slaw. Kids menu: grilled cheese, mac & cheese and white chocolate and raspberry lavender ice cream, Bedford’s cream soda and root beer, lavender blueberry lemonade. Plus wine garden. Lost Mountain Lavender Jeremiah’s BBQ - Pulled pork sandwiches, gaucho wraps with pulled pork, shredded cabbage and chimichurri sauce and smoked chicken salad sandwiches or wraps with smoked white meat chicken and Lost Mountain house slaw. Also lavender sweet tea, soft drinks, and waters, plus wine and beer garden.
Olympic Lavender Fita’s Mexican Grill - Combination meal selections including tacos, enchiladas, taco salad, carnitas, burritos, sopitos and more. A lavender enchilada sauce will be available. Various flavors of lavender ice cream. Port Williams Lavender Bella Italia - Grilled lavender pepper sausage, lavender-marinated grilled prawns, lavender lemon ice cream sandwich, honey lavender lemonade. Plus beer and wine garden with Washington wines. Purple Haze Oven Spoonful and the Bushwacker Restaurant - Cook-to-order wild salmon, Polish dogs, herbs de Provence chicken, smoked salmon salad, cheese plate, organic greens, with Purple Haze salad dressing, baked beans, corn on the cob, brownies. Plus lavender margaritas, Olympic Cellars lavender wine, beer and lavender cosmopolitan. Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm Sunshine Lavender BBQ - Baby back ribs with baked beans or corn on the cob or salad, Sunshine Lavender Walking Taco Cup, Sunshine pulled pork dog, lavender pulled pork sandwich, lavender barbecued chicken,hot dogs for the kids, house salad with selection of lavender dressings, espresso and ice cream, including lavender ice cream.
Washington Lavender High Tea – A special High Tea will be served at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day throughout the weekend on the George Washington Inn’s piazza. The three-tiered catered tea service includes lavender and other delicacies. Advance reservations are required and the cost is $32.50 per person including tax/gratuity. For a full tour of the inn, add $5 to the tea ticket purchase. Make reservations at the Washington Lavender booth at Lavender in the Park, the farm’s gift shop or by calling 360-452-5207 between 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Admission also requires a Farm Tour ticket, which can be ordered when you make your reservation, or at any information booth. Spend an hour or two overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The menu includes ham and lavender cheddar scone, lavender-touched biscuit, dried cherry scone, assorted sweet butters and local strawberry jam, open face salmon salad with cucumber on rye, thinly-sliced Black Forest ham with pineapple and sweetened cream cheese spread, lavender-touched turkey salad with sweet grapes on endive leaves, petit fours, layered cookie bar, fresh fruit and lavender tea. Outside at the Carriage House: Lavender lemonade, iced lavender coffee, lavender ice cream, lavender snickerdoodles, lavender oatmeal craisin cookies; and hot dog or bratwurst with lavender slaw.
FOOD AT LAVENDER IN THE PARK Plenty of seating at tables and chairs, picnic on the amphitheater lawn and listen to great music or anywhere you want to spread out and relax. Athena – Beef, chicken, lamb or field roast veggie gyros, personal pizzas (cheese, pepperoni, Hawaiian, or field roast veggie) and slushies. Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm and Garden Café – Cedarbrook’s signature flower pot brioche rolls, herbed chicken salad or crescent sandwich, several garden salad choices, and a variety of lavender-flavored desserts, including scones served with lavender honey, Desi’s Delight, and lavender lemon cheesecake. Beverages include hot and iced teas, lavender spritzers, lavender dry soda, lavender lemonade, lavender iced tea, chocolate mint lavender iced tea, Italian soda. Galare Thai – Vegetable pad Thai, crab roll, lavender grilled chicken, vegetable fried rice Gypsy Coffeehouse – Welcome Gypsy Coffeehouse with a fine selection of espresso, both hot and iced. Friends of the Fields Foundation, presented by North Olympic Land Trust – 52
Strawberry shortcake with local strawberries and whipped cream. J’aime Les Crepes – Savory crepes: smoked salmon, chicken, cheese, ham, artichoke and spinach - Sweet crepes: a choice of strawberry, other fruit, chocolate, jam, or lavender sugar, with whipped cream. Jeremiah’s BBQ – Pulled pork barbecue Sandwiches, bratwurst, hot links, barbecue chicken salad sandwich, hot dog, chili dog. Kokopelli Grill – Fish and chips featuring fresh cod and hand-cut fries, smoked salmon chowder, fish tacos, and southwest fries. Mystery Bay Clams and Oysters – Oyster shooters, steamed clams, barbecued oysters, pan-fried oysters with salad. Olympic Ice Cream – White chocolate raspberry lavender and peach lavender ice cream and other selections. Tarcisio’s “The Italian Grill” – Meatball grinder, Philly grinder, Caesar salad, garlic fries. The Cedars at Dungeness – Seafood bisque, fried calamari with jalapeño aioli, prawn and steak kabobs, blackened salmon salad, grilled sockeye salmon, mixed greens, with a sweet lavender vinaigrette.
Lavender in the Park Beer & Wine Garden
Wine and Beer Garden with Lavender Wine and Lavender Hard Cider – Sponsored by Olympic Peninsula Wineries and Olympic Distributors Olympic Peninsula Wineries presents a selection of two wines from each of their member wineries, available for tasting by the glass or to purchase by the bottle. Wineries include: Black Diamond Winery, Camaraderie Cellars, Eaglemount Winery, Fair Winds Winery, Finnriver Farm and Cidery, Harbinger Winery, Olympic Cellars, Wind Rose Cellars. Check out the real “local lavender wine” made by Olympic Cellars Winery. Their La Mélange Nouveau, “The New Blend,” features the infusion of the “Melissa” lavender species from Purple Haze into their coastal varietal Müller-Thurgau wine. Always know the winemaker! Finnriver Farms is creating a special limited edition Lavender Black Currant Infused Botanical Hard Cider that will only be offered at the Faire’s Wine & Beer Garden. Regional micro brews on tap include selections from Pike Brewing Company, Fish Brewing Company, Snoqualmie Brewing Company, Two Beers Brewing Company and Leavenworth Biers. S E Q UI M LAV E N D E R FA RM FA IRE 2012
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Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm Farm D • Farm Tour Bus Route 2 Paul and Jordan Schiefen 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, WA 98382 360-582-1185 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jardindusoleil.com
Farm Activities Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Essential Oil Distillation demonstrations with a free sample of our certified organic lavender oil. • U-Pick fragrant, certified organic lavender bundles • Photographer Valerie Henschel will be here to take your photo in the lavender fields • Lavender paraffin hand dips and hand massages • Have your portrait drawn by a local artist in the lavender fields • Bead-making demonstration • 4-H Kids will be here with their animals to visit and pet • DIY lavender projects – Wands and Lavender Dolls • Enjoy a variety of arts and crafts created by our amazing vendors Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sequim Valley Car Club will have classic cars on display
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Especially for Kids Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Make your own pinwheel and bird feeder • Go crab fishing for prizes • Petting farm hosted by local 4-H “Rascals”
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Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Acoustic Rock with the talented Dan Perea and Brandon Ficquette. 3-6 p.m. – TBD – but it definitely will be good!! Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Acoustic Rock with Dan Perea and Brandon Ficquette. (Farm owner Paul Schiefen sitting in on percussion) 3-6 p.m. — Seattle’s “Americarnie Browngrass*” band Blvd Park (*A style of music rooted in bluegrass, folk and country blended with vaudeville circus western Americana.) Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Acoustic Rock with Dan Perea and Brandon Ficquette. (Farm owner Paul Schiefen sitting in on percussion) 3-6 p.m. — Seattle’s “Americarnie Browngrass”* band Blvd Park
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Red Lion CrabHouse Restaurant featuring local Dungeness crab panini and fresh organic local cuisine. Local wine and beer. White chocolate raspberry lavender ice cream all day! Fresh coffee, lavender mochas and lavender lemonade will be served daily.
Olympic Mist Bead and Gems, handmade beads and jewelry; Townsend Bay Soap Co.; John Lavatai, birdhouses; Thomas Boatright, oil paintings; Korian Kreations; POE, local chapter; Dan Claus, portrait artist; Life in Bloom, handmade up-cycled clothing; Marion Pollmann, garden art; Dorothy from Oz; Gifts of Mother Earth, terra cotta; The Cousins, tutus and caftans; Fiddleheads, garden ornaments; Scarves by Patricia, one-of-kind dyed silk scarves; 4-H Rascals, petting farm; Sequim Valley Car Club; fiber artist demonstrations and more.
OLYMPIC LAVENDER FARM on the scenic loop in Sequim, WA. Lavender farm includes 5 acres, lavender plants, house, store & shop, greenhouse, lavender products & supplies, tools, equipment, business name, domain name, website & marketing materials. Gorgeous mountain view property near the waterfront of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Dungeness Bay, and the Cline Spit. ML#260289 $449,900
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Lost Mountain Lavender farm Farm G • Farm Tour Bus Route 3 Monica Quevedo and Ray Veihl 1541 Taylor Cutoff Road, Sequim, WA 98382 888-507-7581/360-681-2782 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lostmountainlavender.com
house specialty gaucho wraps with pulled pork, shredded cabbage and chimichurri sauce and smoked chicken salad sandwiches or wraps with smoked white meat chicken and the house slaw. Also, lavender sweet tea, bottled beer, wine, soft drinks and bottled water.
Stephanie Najera, handmade dream catchers with lavender, postcards, painting; Steel Coyote, handmade copper and steel artwork for garden and home; Island Horticultural Services, plant arrangements in various containers; and Susan Kantowitz, fused glass and jewelry, will demonstrate glass cutting and chain making throughout the day.
Farm Activities Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • U-pick fresh lavender in our fields • Shop our Cottage Gift Shop for handcrafted bath and body products plus lavender buds including culinary lavender • Stroll the gardens and visit our Sample Garden where you can identify 80 different varieties of lavender • Relax in the orchard of cherry, apple, plum and pear trees • Enjoy a glass of wine in the wine garden
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Farm E • Farm Tour Bus Route 2 Mary Borland-Liebsch/ Bruce Liebsch 1432 Marine Drive Sequim, WA 98382 360-683-4475 firstname.lastname@example.org www.olympiclavender.com
Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Old Sidekicks, country fiddlers 3-6 p.m. Late Bloomers, light rock, folk Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Juan Marimba band 2-5:30 p.m. Late Bloomers, light rock, folk Sunday 10:30-1:30 p.m. Howly Slim, original, island, country,folk 2-5 p.m.- Glen Creek, keyboard, guitar, light rock, folk
Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • U-Pick Lavender • Still demonstrations: Newhouse Manufacturing 11 a.m.-noon Discussion about Lavender Varieties, Mary Borland-Liebsch, owner Noon Bay 42 Trading and Bay Llamas, llama fibers 1-2 p.m. Meet the Farmer, Mary Borland-Liebsch Friday-Saturday 3 p.m. Beekeeper Morris Clemmer
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Farm Activities Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Lavender Essential Oil Demonstrations. Farm owner Michael Shirkey takes you through the intricacies of distilling lavender into oil while sharing stories of Port Williams Lavender Farm. • Creating with Lavender. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of lavender in bloom while creating lovely fresh lavender heart wreaths. • U-pick lavender. Breath in the heady fragrance of lavender in bloom while picking your own bundle of lavender. Royal Velvet, Hidcote Giant and Grosso are available individually or to mix and match as you choose. • Ostentatious Hats! Try on one of our elegant, exquisite and amazing hats and stroll through the lavender for that perfect photo! • Lost Mountain Pottery - Owner Jennifer Duncan Taylor will demonstratie art of pottery making with her pottery wheel at her vendor booth. • Daily Children’s Activity - A treasure hunt of gardening information around the farm with a surprise from the treasure chest upon completion. Sunday Closing: 5 p.m. Sunday, come join Michael and Sue in their yearly tradition of ending the Port Williams Lavender Farm Faire activities dancing to the tune of “Save the Last Dance for Me,” played by Chez Jazz. Michael and Sue aren’t great dancers and you don’t have to be either to enjoy a terrific and upbeat closure of the very best fair found anywhere, The Sequim Lavender Farm Faire!
Music & Entertainment Schedule Friday 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Haywire. Denny Secord & Band with their upbeat country tunes 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kirk Thomas. Contemporary keyboard (located near our Ice Cream Pantry) 2-5:30 p.m. Chez Jazz with Craig Buhler, Sarah Shea and Al Harris. Rich blend of swinging sounds, jazz Saturday 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Haywire. Denny Secord & Band with their upbeat country tunes 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kirk Thomas. Contemporary keyboard (Located near our Ice Cream Pantry) 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Haywire. Denny Secord & Band with their upbeat country tunes 2-5:30 p.m. Chez Jazz with Craig Buhler, Sarah Shea and Al Harris. Rich blend of swinging sounds, jazz Sunday 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Haywire. Denny Secord & Band with their upbeat country tunes 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kirk Thomas. Contemporary keyboard (Located near our Ice Cream Pantry) 2:30-5:30 p.m. Craig Buhler and His Dream Band. Rich blend of swinging sounds, jazz
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Haze Lavender Salad Dressing and lavender lemonade. The Bushwhacker Restaurant & Bar will be serving its yummy cheese board, brownies, wine by the glass, gin and tonic, vodka and tonic, mojitos and lavender margaritas, of course!
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10 a.m.-6 p.m. U-pick Lavender 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Silk Scarf Painting demo with Renne Brock-Richmond 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet the Farmer Friday Noon Propagation and planting of lavender, Victor Gonzales 1 p.m. Lavender Oil Distillation Demo 4 p.m. Propagation and planting of lavender, Victor Gonzales Saturday 10 a.m. Propagation and planting of lavender, Victor Gonzales 11:30 a.m. Lavender Oil Distillation Demo 4 p.m. Propagation and planting of lavender, Victor Gonzales Sunday Noon Culinary program demonstration with Chef Dave Long of Oven Spoonful. 1 p.m. Lavender Oil Distillation Demo 4 p.m. Propagation and planting of lavender, Victor Gonzales
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Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm
Farm H • Farm Tour Bus Route 4 Steve and Carmen Ragsdale 274154 Highway 101 Sequim, WA 98382 360-683-6453 www.sunshinelavender.com
Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Old Time Tractor Display: Meet the Keepers of Ancient Iron with which the breadbasket of America and the world was built. • Fire Truck Display: 1927 Graham Antique Fire Engine. Provided by Chief Patrick Nicholson from the Discovery Bay Fire Department. There also be free goodies for the kids and parents will have the opportunity to have a family photo taken by the engine for a minimal donation. There also will be two beautiful lavender baskets to raffle off for the fire department equipment. • Lavender Distillation: Throughout the day we will be distilling lavender harvested from our field. We will be discussing and answering questions about Essential Oil and Hydrosol. • Cooking Up A Healthy Body with Lavender Demos all weekend, on the Olympic Restaurant Equipment Stage. Come and enjoy the flavorful dishes that we will be demonstrating. • Shatoiya de la Tour, an acclaimed herbal educator, author and a flower essence practitioner. Along with her husband, Richard, they have founded and tended the Dry Creek Herb Farm and learning center in Auburn, Calif., and have co-authored two critically acclaimed herb books. Shatoiya has lectured at the Smithsonian Institute and the International Herb Symposium. • Amy’s Decadent Chocolates in Bremerton will be demonstrating her fine art of chocolate making with lavender all weekend. • Kathy Gehrt, author of “The Benefits of Cooking with Lavender,” takes readers on a culinary adventure exploring the fragrance and flavor of lavender. • Steve and Sherry Fry from Common Sense Nutritional Therapy will share their knowledge of healthy bread making and more (as scheduled). • Dr. Maya Bewig will be speaking daily on “The Ancient Mayan’s Beekeeping Methods” • Lavender University 101: All things lavender from soil preparation, planting, trimming and overall care. A must for anyone who wants to grow great lavender (as scheduled). • Michelle Thibert from Soul Scents & Body Work, an aroma therapist, will be giving informational talks on the following topics: Custom Aroma Therapy Blends, Custom Perfume Blends and Custom Flower & Essence Blends throughout the day. • Craft Demos – Throughout the entire weekend with Valerie Suredam; she will be teaching how to make lavender wrist leis and more (small price for kit and demo). • New! Misty our Sunshine Lavender Clown Fairy: Bring your children to meet Misty she will make them laugh and give them a balloon. • Carmen Ragsdale is the author of three lavender cookbooks; has a large line of culinary lavender products; has her food processor’s license and certificate of completion for Better Process Control School. Her products are produced here on our farm in her certified culinary kitchen.
Demos: Cooking Up a Healthy Body with Lavender Friday 10 a.m. Shatoiya de la Tour/Author. Nothing compares to the culinary delight of snipping fresh herbs to add to your dishes. Learn how to use our fresh six–pack of herbs and enjoy the “health benefits.” 11 a.m. Steve & Sherry Fry/Common Sense Nutritional Therapy. Will be demonstrating a lemon cranberry lavender bread, using fresh ground grains for a healthier and tastier bread. 1 p.m. Amy Jablonski/Amy’s Decadent Chocolates. Six easy steps to handrolled truffles with lavender. 3 p.m. Shatoiya de la Tour/The benefits of cooking with lavender & herbs. Demonstrating a lavender/rosemary potato dish and discussing the benefits of these herbs. 4 p.m. Steve & Sherry Fry/Common Sense Nutritional Therapy. Demonstrating lavender lemon cranberry bread nutrition is in the fresh grains whole food sweeteners and oils. 5 p.m. Amy Jablonski/Amy’s Decadent Chocolates. Saturday 10 a.m. Shatoiya de la Tour/Author. Nothing compares to the culinary delight of snipping fresh herbs and lavender to add to your dishes. Learn how to use our fresh six-pack of herbs and enjoy the “health benefits.” 11 a.m. Steve and Sherry Fry/Common Sense Nutritional Therapy. Lavender-lemon cranberry muffins. 12 p.m. Kathy Gehrt/Discover Cooking with Lavender. Will demo her exotic Latin lavender seasoning and show how to dry roast culinary lavender and then use it in seasoning. 1 p.m. Amy Jablonski/Amy’s Decadent Chocolates. Six easy steps to handrolled truffles with lavender. 2 p.m. Kathy Gehrt/Discover Cooking with Lavender. She will demonstrate mixed berry compote, a fresh topping for waffles, pancakes, ice cream or cake. 3 p.m. Steve and Sherry Fry/Common Sense Nutritional therapy. Will be demonstrating a lemon cranberry lavender bread. 4 p.m. Amy Jablonski/Amy’s Decadent Chocolates. Six easy steps to handrolled truffles with lavender. 5 p.m. Shatoiya de la Tour and Carmen Ragsdale. Will be demonstrating herbs de Provence pasta from scratch, full of flavor from start to finish. Sunday 10 a.m. Shatoiya de la Tour. 11 a.m. Kathy Gehrt/Discover Cooking with Lavender. Kathy will demonstrate summer dessert, grilled fruit with lavender honey glaze. 1 p.m. Amy Jablonski/Amy’s Decadent Chocolates. Six easy steps to handrolled truffles with lavender. 2 p.m. Kathy Gehrt/Discover Cooking with Lavender. Kathy will cook roasted lavender & hazelnut-encrusted salmon, a great Northwest favorite. 3 p.m. Shatoiya de la Tour and Carmen Ragsdale. Will demonstrate from Carmen’s cookbook herbs de Provence gnocchi and a white parmesan sauce with lavender/rosemary.
11 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily – Meet the Farmer - Guided tours by Steve or Carmen Ragsdale. Learn about our large variety of lavenders, how we care for and use them. 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m. Demo: Lavender Lei making/ Valerie Suredam 1 & 3 p.m. daily beekeeping/Maya Bewig; “Organic Chemical Free Beekeeping” 12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. - “Misty our Sunshine Lavender Clown Fairy” will be entertaining your children with her famous balloon making skills and yes take a family picture with Misty too. 58
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barbecued with our sauce and topped with our famous pulled pork, smothered with sautéed grilled sweet onion. Slathered with Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm’s new Lavender Honey Mustard or Lavender Chipotle Mustard. (Chips) Plain Hot Dogs on a Bun and Chips: Same great dog without all the fanfare. BBQ Chicken: Prepared with our lavender chicken rub and basted with the farm’s Lavender Apricot Pineapple BBQ Sauce. Meal comes with a choice of baked beans or a Romaine lettuce salad with our own house dressing. Lavender Pulled Pork Sandwiches: Prepared to perfection with our pork rub and basted with our Lavender Cranberry BBQ Sauce. Meal comes with a choice of baked beans or a Romaine lettuce salad with our own house dressing. Our Famous Farm House Salad: Featuring our Lavender Salad Dressings with or without barbecued chicken. Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm Espresso and Ice Cream: As always we will be serving our great selection of lavender ice cream and espresso and other drinks. Yes we have it with and without lavender.
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Come and experience the “Flavor of Lavender Cooking at Sunshine Farm.” If you have always wanted to know what lavender tastes like, then come sample our lavender barbecue sauce and our famous lavender salad dressings. Baby back Ribs: Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farms Signature apple wood smoked ribs. Baby back ribs prepared with the farm’s lavender herb rub and basted with our lavender barbecue sauce and as always, apple wood smoked. Meal comes with a choice of baked beans or a Romaine lettuce salad with our own house dressing, back by popular demand. Sunshine Lavender Walking Taco Cup - a cup packed with flavor - tortilla, doritos, refried beans, cheese, salsa, lettuce and our famous lavender sour cream on top. The Sunshine Dog Topped with Pull Pork: New this year - it’s a mouthful,
Daily 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cort & Kia 2-4 p.m. Kona Kana 4:15-6:15 p.m. Holomua (Traditional Hawaiian music and dancers)
Amy Jablonski, Amy’s Decadent Chocolates; Glass Gardens N.W, Terrific Totes, Kathy Schreiner, Serenity Sea Glass; Karen Keith Creations, Unique Wood Works by Robert Niclas, Tim Wafstet, The Cedar Box; Jan Niclas photography, Aglazing Art Studio, Bayside Treasures, Richard McUnes Creative Side, Michele Thibert, Soul Scents & Body Work; Jay Crowdus, Elegant Garden Design; Barbara Thompson Deco, Barbara Marks artist, Michele Phythain, Unique Designs; Shatoiya de la Tour, author, Michelle Thibert, aroma therapist; Dr. Maya Bewig, beekeeping; Linda Harrison, Garden Dot Rocks; Valerie Suredam, Craft Demos.
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Lavender lemonade, iced lavender coffee, lavender ice cream, a variety of Martha’s Own lavender cookies. Barbecued brats and hot dogs with assorted lavender condiments, lavender slaw
Farm Activities - Daily
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Antique cars on display 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Guided tours of George Washington Inn ($10/person)
CULINARY PROGRAM Lavender Cooking Demonstrations at the Farms
Olympic Lavender Farm
Sunday 12:30 p.m. - Mary BorlandLiebsch will be demonstrating cooking with lavender and making lavender ice cream.
Purple Haze Lavender Farm
Sunday 12 p.m. - Culinary program demonstration with Chef Dave Long of Oven Spoonful.
Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm
Cooking Demonstrations all weekend long at the Olympic Restaurant Equipment Stage. See full description of demonstrations on page 58. Friday 10 a.m. - Shatoiya de la Tour – How to snip fresh herbs to add to your dishes. 11 a.m. - Steve and Sherry Fry - Lemon cranberry lavender bread 1 p.m. - Amy Jablonski – Six easy steps to hand-rolled truffles with lavender. 3 p.m. - Shatoiya de la Tour –Lavender/rosemary potato dish, and discussing the benefits of these herbs. 4 p.m. - Steve & Sherry Fry – Lavender lemon cranberry bread 5 p.m. Amy Jablonski – Six easy steps to hand-rolled truffles with lavender. Saturday 10 a.m. - Shatoiya de la Tour – How to snip fresh herbs to add to your dishes. 11 a.m. - Steve and Sherry Fry - Lavender-lemon cranberry muffins. 12 p.m. - Kathy Gehrt – Exotic Latin lavender seasoning. 1 p.m. - Amy Jablonski – Six easy steps to hand-rolled truffles with lavender. 2 p.m. - Kathy Gehrt – Mixed berry compote, a fresh topping for waffles, pancakes, ice cream or cake. 3 p.m. - Steve and Sherry Fry – Lemon cranberry lavender bread. 4 p.m.: Amy Jablonski – Six easy steps to hand-rolled truffles with lavender. 5 p.m.: Shatoiya de la Tour & Carmen Ragsdale will demonstrate Herbs de Provence pasta from scratch. 60
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Take a ride on the narrow gauge steam train 10:30 a.m. High Tea served on the inn’s piazza (reservation only) 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Old Time Fiddlers performing 1 p.m. Meet the Farmer, Dan Abbott 1 p.m. High Tea served on the inn’s piazza (reservation only) 3:30 p.m. High Tea served on the inn’s piazza (reservation only)
Papa Ray’s MarketPlace, Maurer’s Foods, Bubble-Up Girlz!, Embroidery By Wanda, Straus Bavarian Nuts, The Recycled Spoon
Learn how to cook with lavender and the lavender products produced by our farms. Sunday 10 a.m. - Shatoiya de la Tour – Lavender rose tart. 11 a.m. - Kathy Gehrt – Grilled fruit with lavender honey glaze. 1 p.m. - Amy Jablonski – Amy will demonstrate one of her favorite desserts. 2 p.m. - Kathy Gehrt– Roasted lavender and hazelnut-encrusted salmon. 3 p.m. - Shatoiya de la Tour & Carmen Ragsdale – Herbs de Provence gnocchi
Lavender in the Park Cedarbrook Cooking Demonstration
Carrie Blake/Reuse Demonstration Park Friday-Sunday: Four-course lavender meal on the garden grill with Shellie and Tracie. Learn the secrets for cooking with lavender and herbs. Friday 10:30 a.m. Spring salad greens with our cranberry lavender vinaigrette topped with grilled asparagus, roasted red potatoes with lavender pepper seasoning, grilled flank steak with lavender pepper marinade, sautéed pears with our lavender honey. Saturday 10:30 a.m. Spring salad greens with our cranberry lavender vinaigrette, salmon topped with a lavender citrus salsa, baked miniature potatoes with butter and Herbs de Provence seasoning, grilled vegetables with lemon lavender pepper, grilled pineapple with our lavender honey Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Spring salad greens with our cranberry lavender vinaigrette, grilled flank steak with lavender pepper marinade, roasted red potatoes with lavender pepper seasoning, grilled eggplant with Herbs de Provence seasoning, sautéed seasonal fruit with our lavender honey.
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Nonprofit Community Celebration at Lavender in the Park American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Everyone’s reason to Relay is as unique as their own personal story. At Relay, you can find healing, comfort, and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. You have a chance to meet people in the community who are equally as passionate about finding an end to cancer in our lifetime. Activity: hula hooping, and a bean bag toss.
Boys & Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula
To enable all children, especially those that need us most, to reach their full potential as responsible, caring, productive citizens. Exclusive vendor of Casey’s Kettle Corn.
grams as part of a troop, providing girls the opportunity to develop leadership skills, courage, confidence and character.
Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation
We are dedicated to partnering with and empowering indigenous women in Chiapas, Mexico, by providing them with access to education. Our goal is to help break the cycle of poverty, build self-esteem, and create positive role models. Activity: Coloring card that depict scenes of families from Chiapas.
work, discipline and a healthy lifestyle to youth on the entire North Olympic Peninsula. Activity: Flavored Sea Salts for sale and an opportunity to see the basics of lacrosse.
through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.
Olympic National Park
Rotary will have a ‘magical playhouse’ for the kids to climb around. You will have an opportunity to buy raffle tickets to make this your own! In partnership with First Teacher. And a bubble machine too!
Learn from a hands-on model that demonstrates the river process and the effects of dam removal.
Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center (SARC)
Activity: Wading pool where kids can “fish” for a duck and win prizes. A daily prize of a month long SARC pass if you guess the number of goodies in a jar. SARC passes will be on sale at 10% off.
First Federal Boys & Girls Club Kid’s Faire - Great Field at Lavender in the Park
Bring the kids to an old fashioned fair with carnival games like ring toss and dart toss, races grouped by ages 5-12 like the gunny sack race, water balloon toss, needle in a haystack, watermelon eating contest, a scavenger hunt, and more. Saturday and Sunday only 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. All free, everyone welcome to join in the family fun. Thanks to First Federal for sponsoring this program.
Clallam County Sheriff Department
The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is committed to Community Policing through partnerships with the citizens and businesses in the County. The basic concept of Community Policing is to bring together law enforcement and the public to work as a team in an effort to improve the community in which we all live. Bring the kids to have their picture taken “behind bars”
Genetically Modified Organism Awareness Group (GAG)
Rotary Club of Port Angeles
Face Painting with donation.
The Strait Wheelers Square Dance Club
Learn about this very active dance group and their Lavender Dance July 28, 29, 2012
Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center
The Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center is devoted to rehabilitating and caring for injured, orphaned, abandoned, or permanently incapacitated wildlife. The Center also specializes in promoting conservation of local habitat and wildlife by presenting environmental education programs and public outreach events using wild raptors. Activity: Educational displays and live birds of prey such as owls, hawks, falcons and eagles. Saturday & Sunday only.
North Olympic Mountaineers Lacrosse Club To promote sportsmanship, team-
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Do You Know If It’s GMO? What are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)? Check out the educational information, take home a free “NonGMO Shopping Guide” and play the GMO Game and win prizes!
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
The Girl Scouts of Western Wash-
ington serve more than 27,000 girls, ages 5-17, in Western Washington. Girls participate in age-based proSE QUI M LAVE NDE R FAR M FAIR E 2 0 1 2
Offering consulting all over the world for those who wish to be in the lavender industry. Assignments from Lebanon to Morocco, Africa. 60 varieties of lavender plants
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U.S. Border Patrol Olympic Peninsula Humane Society
The society cares for about 2000 animals each year from throughout Clallam County. Their goal is to find permanent homes for the animals. Learn about adoption, becoming a volunteer, and find out what special pet awaits you.
P.E.O.-Chapter HM (Philanthropic Educational Organization)
P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women
U. S. Customs and Border Protection is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the United States. Customs and Border Protection protects our nation’s borders from terrorism, human and drug smuggling, illegal migration, and agricultural pests while facilitating legitimate travel and trade.
WAG Welfare for Animals Guild
An organization with a mission to foster and place abandoned animals in Clallam County. Activity: Information and meet some animals in their care.
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GOT LAVENDER? Yes, five times over Within the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association, five farms are not on tour this year, yet they are vital to the importance and success of the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. Each of the farms’ owners are supportive and members of SLFA and, with the exception of Moosedreams Lavender Farms, will participate in this year’s Farm Faire and have a presence at Lavender in the Park.
again, you guessed it, a bit of goldenseal. For more information, contact the Angels at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm
Marcella and Gary Stachurski’s Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm™ has long been a featured farm on tour during the annual Sequim Lavender weekend. This year, however, will be a bit different for Marcella and Gary and those used to visiting the lovely farm tucked away at the base of Bell Hill. The couple decided to close the farm for tours to
Although Cathy and Leeon Angel have not had their iconic farm on the tour portion for the past five years, they are nearly as busy as when the farm was a popular destination for lavender weekend visitors. The couple might have thought they were on their way to relaxing among their lavender fields, but instead, the Angels continue to grow lavender and sell their products, both locally and with partner The Weary Gardner at their year-round store called All Things Lavender at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. “The store (in Seattle) is going strong,” said Cathy, whose had the store for nine years. “With its location near the waterfront, it’s a big tourist draw.” Now in their 12th year of farming on the North Olympic Peninsula, Cathy and Leeon have added another crop, Clockwise, from top left: The historical goldenseal, which is a me- at Angel Farm; circular lavender dicinal herb. To be sure, it is fields at Victor’s Lavender; The Weary a labor-intensive venture. The Gardener offers a variety of lavender crop takes four years to mature products for health and home; a and after harvest, is sold and quail contemplates the lavender at shipped in root form. However, Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm. with rotating fields, the Angels are harvesting every year. the public, at least for this year. They still offer “We’ve had a large harvest this year and are the Cedarbrook line of products through their selling on the wholesale market,” Cathy said. website and have two fully furnished vacation Unlike lavender, the fields of goldenseal grow rentals for a relaxing getaway on the farm. You under shade cloth, prompting those driving by can also phone in an order and arrange for local the farm to wonder what’s growing at the Angel delivery during your stay in Sequim. Farm. “We spent the last four years promoting our As if they aren’t busy enough, the Angels lavender products around the Puget Sound area as recently bought the property next door to their well as nationally, you can now find our products existing farm and planted – you guessed it – more in boutiques across the country,” Marcella said. goldenseal. “We had a very successful retail season this past But it’s their beautiful lavender that will make summer and throughout the Christmas season.” a splash at this year’s Sequim Lavender Farm During the holiday shopping time, Cedarbrook Faire, specifically at Lavender in the Park, where had a lavender kiosk at Southcenter Mall in the they will have a large booth filled with a full range Seattle area. of Angel Farm products. That includes their popuStill involved with the Sequim Lavender lar vintage linen pillows filled with lavender. And, Farmer’s Association, the Stachurski’s will be at 62
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this year’s Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. “We will have a mini version of Cedarbrook at Lavender in the Park,” Marcella said of the booths they will set up at Carrie Blake Park as part of the Farm Faire. This Cedarbrook booth is near the entrance of Lavender in the Park. Calling it Cedarbrook Marketplace, all of your favorite lavender and herb plants, as well as their vintage items, will be available for purchase at this booth and the Cedarbrook product line will be at our second booth next to our Garden Cafe. Lavender cooking demonstrations will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday inside the Garden Café seating area. Also, due to popular demand, Cedarbrook will feature signature menu items from the Garden Café, including their popular flower pot rolls and the famous Desi’s Lavender Lace Cookies amongst other lavender delectables. Sounds like visitors won’t be missing Cedarbrook Lavender at all. For more information contact Gary and Marcella Stachurski at 360683-7733, or through their website, www.cedarbrooklavender.com.
Victor Gonzales has been growing and propagating lavender for the past 16 years, but says he knew next to nothing about the plant before moving from California to Sequim in 1996. However, his lifelong background in farming gave Victor the knowledge to develop growing practices that have made his lavender plants sought after worldwide. In fact, he has traveled extensively, presenting workshops regarding the propagation of lavender plants. Victor is considered the North Olympic Peninsula’s go-to expert when it comes to growing the purple plant. He has helped many a lavender farmer in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley save entire fields of lavender, giving advice on planting, irrigating and fertilizing techniques. A year ago, he developed a DVD detailing the process of selecting lavender products, as well as harvesting and drying lavender. Victor’s farm is quite different from most of the lavender farms visitors see on the peninsula. There is no distillation of oil or production of lavender products. Instead, it’s all about the plants. “My whole focus is the plant,” Victor says. A wholesale lavender grower and supplier, he truly cares about his customers and what they want. He compares his consulting services to a personalized eight-hour workshop. “When I go into a consulting session, I literS E Q UI M LAV E N D E R FA RM FA IRE 2012
ally start from the ground up to find ways to make their lavender and business healthier,” Victor explains. During the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, Victor will be at Lavender in the Park and give daily demonstrations at Purple Haze Lavender Farm regarding propagation and planting lavender. (See Purple Haze Lavender Farm activity schedule, page 57.) From nothing to reproducing more than one million lavender plants, Victor says he most enjoys helping people select plants that are right for their homes or businesses. “I have to admit, I love it,” he says. For more information about Victor’s Lavender, visit www.victorslavender.com.
Willow Farm/The Weary Gardener
Willow Farm, owned by Lillian and Doug Gimmestad, is one of the pioneer farms of the Sequim lavender movement. The couple planted their first lavender plants in 1994. Fast-forward to 1998 and the year Lillian turned 50. After deciding to be more conscientious about
a healthy lifestyle, she developed a line of body care products using pure vegetable and fruit oils, herbs and flowers, beeswax and pure essential and fragrance oils. No animal products. The recipe stuck, both for the healthy lifestyle and the products. For the past seven years, the products have been available at All Things Lavender, a shop in Seattle’s historical Pike Place Market. The shop is the partnership of Angel Farm and The Weary Gardener and brings premier lavender and lavender products from Sequim. The Gimmestads will have a booth at Lavender in the Park during the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. In addition to the products sold at All Things Lavender, the couple will feature the artwork of their granddaughter, Taylor Roads. Taylor is a graduate of Sequim High School and is attending the Northwest School of Art. Natural lavender products and artwork from an up-and-coming artist — what better reason to visit the Willow Farm booth at Lavender in the Park? For more information, visit www. email@example.com.
Moosedreams Lavender Farms
Owners Elizabeth Norris and Barbara Landbeck have been in the lavender business for a dozen years, but this year, said it was time to retire. Moosedreams was best known for its full line of pet products, marketed under the name Full
Moon Dog. The line included dog shampoo, conditioners, flea powder, a coat mist and for kitties, a catnip pillow and catnip spray. And for the humans, plenty of bath and body products. Elizabeth and Barbara will surely be missed, but they plan to relax and enjoy a well-deserved retirement.
Chris and Claire Connell, Linda Lape French, Ken Hayes, Joe Gladfelter, Leonard Johnson, Steve Lange, Shelli Robb-Kahler, Jeri Smith, Lynn Elliott, City of Sequim Public Works Department, Kathy Charlton, Heather Eims, Steve Perry, Karen Kuznek-Reese, Sue Ellen Riesau, Diane Schostak, Mary Brelsford, Gloria Cerney, Michael Smith, Gina Lowman, Matthew and Melissa Randazzo, Russ Veenema, Nancy Vivolo, Emily Westcott, Jessica Diewald, Trinity United Methodist Church and the Blake Family. Jeff Pedersen and SkyRidge Golf Course for the use of the golf cart, Neil Burkhardt and Jane Stewart and McCombs Gardens for the garden carts, Bill Shea of The Cedars at Dungeness for the “mule.” The City of Sequim has done an amazing job in putting together Sequim Lavender Weekend: Thanks to Barb Hanna, Jeff Edwards, Jack Dodge, Steve Burkett, Craig Ritchie and the rest of the City of Sequim staff. Thanks to all of the members of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association who have dedicated their time to make this event a success. And of course, without the volunteers there would be no Faire!
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Sequim Lavender Farm Faire Staff Administrative Staff Executive Director...............................................................Scott Nagel Operations Director.............................................................. Mickie Vail Media Director....................................................................Mary Powell Volunteer Coordinator.....................................................Melissa Murray Office Assistant.............................................................Charlotte Sellin Production Staff Production Directors....................................... Mike Pinell, Chuck Collins Production Assistants.....Brian Crocker, Kevin Johnson, Scott Pierson, Art Thomas Lavender in the Park Site Manager............................... Michelle Gombert Lavender in the Park Site Tsarina..........................................Beth Norris Lavender in the Park Committee............ Cathy Angel, Marcella Stachurski Stage Coordinator................................................................ Cat Xander Staff Photographers...................................... Tanya Nozawa, Ron Stecker Assistant Volunteer Coordinator............................................Lynn Drake Pre Faire Ticket Sales Coordinator........Charle Crocker-Gehrts, Larry Gehrts Accounting Manager...........................................................Steve Lange Accounting Manager Assistant........................................... George Gring Mapping Coordinator........................................................ George Grant Security....................................................................... Rod von Houck Trash Control.................................... Boy Scout Troop 90, Amber Adkins Faire Administrative Assistant.............................................. Ana Baylon Sound Production................................................... Duane & Julie Wolfe Area Coordinators Boys & Girls Club Kids Faire Coordinator.......................... Ashley Woolsley Boys & Girls Club...........Janet Grey, Mary Budke, Darci Ulin, George Rodes Dog Sitting.................................................Chris Connell, Claire Connell Golf Tournament Coordinator.............................................Jeff Pederson Music Booking at the Park.................................................. Duane Wolfe
Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center..............Matthew & Melissa Randazzo Parking Lot Management.................... Sequim High School Band Boosters Sequim Balloon Festival................................................. Randy Tomaras Wine Garden Coordinator................................................ Kathy Charlton Wine Manager�������������������������������������������������������������� Lorrie Campbell Beer Coordinator�������������������������������������������������������������Renae Bradley Contractors-Donated Services Bill’s Plumbing...................................................................Karen Lewis Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm...................Marcella & Gary Stachurski Dairy Fresh-Ice Truck............................................................. Greg Senf Deborah Anastazi Black Public Relations.............. Deborah Anastazi Black Event Management Services..............................................Mike Prebezac High Tide Seafood-Refrigerated Truck.................................Ryan Sanford In Graphic Detail........................................................... Jessica Diewald Olympic Distributors........................................................ Joe Gladfelter Olympic WiFi.............................................................. Amanda Litschke Olysigns.......................................................................... Wade Leinaar Pen Print......................................................................... Heather Eims Post Industrial Press...........................................................Skip Jensen Printery......................................................................... Mike McKenna Rotary Club of Sequim..................................................... Don Sorensen Sequim Gazette......................................... Cathy Clark, Sue Ellen Riesau The Sign Shop.................................................................. Tom Parkwell Sequim Lavender Farmers Association Executive Committee President.......................................................................Steve Ragsdale Vice President....................................................................Sue Shirkey Secretary............................................................. Mary Borland-Liebsch Treasurer......................................................................... Janet Abbott Thanks to the City of Sequim����� Jeff Edwards, Barbara Hanna, Jack Dodge
Intimate Outdoor Concert Venue Spectacular Mountain Views Great Local Food and Wine
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COMMUNITY DONATIONS 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. Our farmers are committed to the community through their farms and the donations they make to the nonprofit organizations listed below. The farms also donate many gift baskets to nonprofit organizations. Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services Abused Woman’s Shelter of Jefferson County American Red Cross American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Animal Legal Defense Fund Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula Breast Cancer through Safeway Cornerstone Baptist Temple DCC – Mexico Mission Defenders of Wildlife Disabled American Veterans Discovery Bay Volunteer Fire Department Duck Derby Dungeness River Audubon Society and Partners Emerald City Business and Professional Women Foundation
Friends of the Fields Gideons (Sequim) Grace Baptist Church (Port Angeles) Greywolf Elementary School Habitat for Humanity Helen Haller PTO Fundraiser Home Fund through PDN Humane Society of the United States Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club Jefferson County Humane Society KIRO Foster Kids LINK Crew-Sequim High School LAM Foundation in honor of Pat Hovis, LAM/Pat Hovis Gift Baskets Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Natural Resources Nature Conservancy North Olympic Land Trust Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center
Olympic Christian School Olympic Cycling Classic Olympic Medical Cancer Center Olympic Peninsula Humane Society Olympic Theatre Arts Operation Uplift Peninsula Friends of Animals People for Ethical Treatment of Animals Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Queen of Angels – Port Angeles Rotary – Sequim Chapter Salmon Derby SCC – Mexico Mission Seattle Union Gospel Mission Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Sequim Community Church Sequim Food Bank Sequim Garden Club Sequim High School/SLGA Scholarship Fund Sequim High School Band Boosters
Sequim High School Choir Sequim High School Future Farmers of America Sequim Irrigation Festival Sequim Senior Activity Center Serenity House Sherwood Assisted Living Snap (Special Needs Advocacy Parents) Soroptimist International District & Regional Meetings Soroptimist International of Sequim Steve and Terry Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer The Providence Forum Toys 4 Tots United Way of Clallam County Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Washington Tilth Welfare for Animals Guild Women In Networks program of Sequim High School
We are pleased to welcome all the visitors to the 2012 Lavender Farm Faire & invite you to enjoy our facilities in Sequim and Port Angeles, including the John Wayne Marina.
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Dungeness Bay Wine & Cheese 123 E. Washington • Sequim • (360) 681-2778
The Sequim lavender movement began in 1995 when a group of passionate gardeners sought to restore the agricultural heritage of the fertile Sequim valley. The Sequim Lavender Farmers Association is a remarkable group that grows and supports the production of premium quality lavender on family owned farms. Today these unified and dedicated farmers are working toward a common goal of preserving and promoting lavender in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and making Sequim the worldwide destination for lavender lovers. Through their passion and dedication, the sweet aroma of lavender in the valley has given the farms international acclaim.
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.
Members of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association Angel Farm 360-681-0348 www.angelfarmlavender.com Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm 800-470-8423 www.cedarbrooklavender.com Jardin du Soleil 360-582-1185 www.jardindusoleil.com
Moosedreams Lavender Farms 360-681-4949 Olympic Lavender Farm 360-683-4475 www.olympiclavender.com Lost Mountain Lavender 888-507-7481 www.lostmountainlavender.com
Port Williams Lavender 360-582-9196 www.portwilliamslavender.com Purple Haze Lavender 888-852-6560 www.purplehazelavender.com Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm 360-683-6453 www.sunshinelavender.com
Victor’s Lavender 360-681-7930 www.victorslavender.com Washington Inn & Lavender Farm 360-452-5207 www.walavender.com Willow Farm/Weary Gardener 360-452-7342 www.thewearygardner.com
Contact Information: Sequim Lavender Farmers Association, PO Box 670, Sequim, WA 98382 •360-452-6300 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.sequimlavenderfarms.org
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PO Box 351 Port Angeles, WA 360-417-3204 www.ourfirstfed.com
George Washington Inn
939 Finn Hall Road Port Angeles, WA 360-452-5207 www.georgewashingtoninn.com
John L. Scott Real Estate - Sequim 1190 E Washington Street Sequim, WA 360-683-4131 www.johnlscott.com/sequim
147 W. Washington Street Sequim, WA
7 Cedars Casino 270756 Highway 101 Sequim, WA 360-683-7777 www.7cedarsresort.com
Clallam County PUD 223 E 4th St Port Angeles, WA 360-417-2000 www.clallam.net
Olympic Restaurant Equipment 51 Dryke Road (off Highway 101) Sequim, WA 360-582-1050 www.olympicrestaurantequipment.com
Solar Gem Greenhouses 1904 Stewart St Tacoma, WA 800-370-3459 www.solargemgreenhouses.com
Best Friend Nutrition 680 W. Washington Ave Sequim, WA 360-681-8458 www.bestfriendnutrition.com
KONP Radio 313 W 1st Street Port Angeles 360-457-1450 www.konp.com
Olympic Springs PO Box 880, Carlsborg, WA 98324 683-4285/477-9288
The Cedars at Dungeness 1965 Woodcock Rd Sequim, WA 360-683-6344 #3 www.7cedarsresort.com
Black Ball Ferry Line 430 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 1W9 360-908-6125 www.cohoferry.com
Olympic Peninsula Wineries 255410 Hwy 101 E Port Angeles 360-452-0160 www.olympicpeninsualwineries.org
City of Sequim 152 W Cedar Street, Sequim, WA 360-683-4139 www.cityofsequim.com
Olympic Distributors 62 S Bay View Ave Port Angeles, WA 360-452-8966 #4
Sequim Balloon Festival 1441 E Washington Sequim, WA 360 461-2202 www.sequimballoonfestival.com SkyRidge Golf Course 7015 Old Olympic Hwy Sequim, WA 360-683-3673 www.skyridgegolfcourse.com
Dairy Fresh Farms 522 Kemp St Port Angeles, WA 360-808-3902 www.dairyfreshfarms.com
Olympic Cellars 255410 Hwy 101 E Port Angeles, WA 360-452-0160 www.olympiccellars.com
Boys & Girls Club 400 W. Fir Street Sequim, WA 360-683-8095
High Tide Seafood 808 Marine Drive Port Angeles, WA 360-452-8488
Olympic Wi-Fi 461 West Washington, Sequim, WA 360-681-7050 www.olympicwi-fi.com
Cheryls’ Northwest Tours PO Box 94106 Seattle, WA 98124 260-353-3330 www.cherylsnorthwesttours.com
KSQM 91.5 PO Box 723, Sequim, WA 360-681-0000 www.ksqmfa.com
Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce 121 E Railroad Ave. Port Angeles, WA 360-452-2363 www.portangeles.org
Alder Wood Bistro Jessica Schuenemann 139 W Alder Street Sequim, WA 360-683-7177 www.alderwoodbistro.com Gary D. Lange DDS PO Box 1239 Sequim, WA 360-683-5700 Gilgal Oasis RV Park Dawn Weston-Webb 400 S Brown Road Sequim, WA 360-452-1324 www.gilgaloasisrvpark.com Highway 101 Diner Jerry Miller PO Box 2917, Sequim, WA 360-683-3388
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Landmark Property Management Heidi Ennes PO Box 906 Sequim, WA 360-683-3338 www.landmarkpm.com McComb Gardens Jane Stewart 751 McComb Road Sequim, WA 360-681-2827 www.mccombgardens.com Northwest Native Expressions Sharon Bellmore 1033 Old Blyn Hwy Sequim, WA 360-683-5038 www.northwestnativeexpressions.com
Pane d’Amore Linda Yakusit 617 Tyler St Port Townsend, WA 98368 360-385-1199 www.panedamore.com Penprint Inc. Heather Eims 230A E First St Port Angeles, WA 360-457-3403 www.penprintinc.com Platt Irwin Law Firm Stephen Moriarty 403 S Peabody Port Angeles, WA 360-457-3327 www.plattirwin.com
Washington Tractor 603 Harrison, Sumner, WA 253-863-4436 www.washingtontractor.com Naʔsa̕nə ̕ ŋ neʔa̕ʔyəŋ
Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce 1192 E Washington St. Sequim, WA 360-683-6197 www.cityofsequim.com Tarciscio’s Italian Place 609 W Washington St Sequim, WA 360-683-5809
Blake Tile & Stone 490 S Blake Ave. Sequim, WA 360-681-2877 www.blakeinc.net
Friends of Lavender
Please support the Friends of Lavender who support us!
Port Book and News Cynthia & Alan Turner 104 E First Street Port Angeles, WA www.portbookandnews.com Sherwood Assisted Living 550 W Hendrickson Rd Sequim, WA 360-683-3348 Super 8 Motel 2104 E First Street, Port Angeles, WA 360-452-8401 www.super8.com Tracy Wealth Management Kevin Tracy 105 ½ E 1st St Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-452-9080 www.tracywealthmanagement.com 67
LAVENDER IN THE PARK VENDORS Sequim Lavender Farmers Association Booths Angel Farm Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm Olympic Lavender Farm Port Williams Lavender The Weary Gardener Victor’s Lavender Washington Lavender Merchants Earth CPR Supplies Kali’s Table Milliman Enterprises Sequim Prairie Star Enterprises Crafts Phocas Farms Fairytale Fantasyland Kathy’s Childrens Wearables Kathy Tiedeman Basket Works N.W. By Reggie
Chrysalis Donna Lee’s Fresh Hats Heart Of Dreams Alpacas J. Nicoll Designs Kali Basi Designs Mar-Leah’s Linens And Glass Melea’s Impressions Myssies Secret Garden Quilts Sew It Seams Snooter-Doots By Creative Endeavors The Picket Fence Whimzees Claythings Plus Drawings By Tim Earth Art Engesath Art And Photo Julie Peterson Oil Paintings Melissa Klein Art Glass Etchings By Perrett
Sassy Glass Sticks & Stones Leah Wong By Special Request Enanimals Indian Creek Opals Robert Keene Kohler Jewelry Laughing Girl Arts Living Stones Creations Michael D. Smith Jeweler Mountainaire Studios Page’s Jewelers Sharray Silver Cherry Simplistic Designs Snagridge Jewelry Sylvia Swasey Designs The Birds And The Beads West Coast Sea Glass Zhou Zhou Bijoux Ace Leather Goods
1894 Tin Works The Rustic Garden Crickenbacher Faery Myst Creations Ferrell Collaborations Mary Deets Racks, Plaques, And More The Goldsmith & Lavender Hill Arts Jordans Pet Gifts Other Worlds Tusaicos Bath Of Port Townsend David Johnson Photography Lacelle Photography McCrain Photography Pat Kelly Fine Art Photography Travel Treasures Photography Applegate Pottery Hidden Cove Pottery & Tile Hippo Pots SOFTOYS The High Lonesome
VOLUNTEERS The Faire would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of more than 200 volunteers. Opportunities to volunteer this year are still available. Register online at www.sequimlavenderfarmersassociation.org/Volunteers.html, e-mail email@example.com or visit the Faire office during the Faire weekend, located adjacent to the Reuse Demonstration Park restrooms. This is a list of volunteers as of June 21: Janet Albrich Traye Anishanslin Karen Baird Janet Bartlett Kathy Bartlett Patrick Bartlett Twila Baukol Darlin Beach Jeannie Berg Steven Berg Rhio Blair Cameron Bluthenthal Diana Bluthenthal Kelley Bluthenthal Vince Bluthenthal Tia Bourm
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Penny Brewer Michael Brown Lynne Bryant Helen Bucher Caron Burgess Marlene Burr Pat Charters Eileen Collins Jean Collinson Arlene Cox Diane Dickson Diane Dickson John Dolansky Nancy Dolansky Margaret Dossey Helga du Bellier
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Linda Emond Sue Estep Sherry Evans Rose Forbes Louise Fry Ellen Fullhart Dacry Gatfield Robynn Gerkitz Lori Goddard Bernard Gronau Sandi Gunn George Gurr Lorena Gurr Rita Harper Jill Hay Cathy Haycraft
Robert Haycraft Linda Hespe Maureen Howes Janice Hunt Irene Irvine Judy Johnson John Jones Renee Jones Joan Kinnee Deloris Kispert Callie Kroll Victor Lam Gayle Larson Jacquie Larson Mary Lawrence Patty Lebowitz
• Quality • Flavor • Value
Doug Lewis Hannah Lewis Cindy Mackay Madeline Mancke Angela Marsh Jean Martin Pamela Maybury Keren McCullem Helga McGhee Adrienne Monro Melissa Murray Mike Murray Monica Notzon Tiya-B Nucci Carol Odee Marie O’Neill
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Sandwiches • Soups • Salads • More... Open Tues.-Sat. • 360-681-5124 300 E. Washington St. Sequim, WA. 98382 Next to Sequim Co-Op @ Shell Station
Krista Parsons Pat Paynton Jean Peabody Becky Penrose Sue Pierce Alice Polk Candace Pratt Karen Pritchard Wiwik Puspita Sari Carol Rultedge John Sehl Viletta Skillman Karen Skinner Donna Smith Mary S. Smith Jeanette Stehr-Green Judy Stevenfeldt Pat Sylvia Patricia Sylvia Margaret Terrill Cole Thienes Elizabeth Thompson Maryann Thulin Dee Tiemersma Anne Tjemsland Cynthia Vereide Augusta Wheeler Coral Wheeler Betsy Wilkin Cathy Xander
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Mtn View Beauty
Custom Mountain View Home with RV Barn & Lush Tailored Gardens: Chefâ€™s kitchen with top appliances, window wall of view, covered decks & large patio, firepit & so many extras! See virtual tour online!! ML#263201
Affordable home with a bit of Water and Mtn View 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2200 SF + den in new condition. Private patio, skylights & art niche, wood floors, open living with deck, laundry room & 2-car garage. ML#261408
Deborah Norman 360.681.8778 ext. 108
Virtual tours at www.BrokersGroup.com
Beautiful Condo on Golf Course: One of the best locations in SunLand! Beautifully detailed interior features honed granite counters, cherry cabinets, solid wood doors, 9â€™ privacy tint windows overlooking 1st Fairway. ML#263334
Affordable home with a bit of Water and Mtn View 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2200 SF + den in new condition. Private patio, skylights & art niche, wood floors, open living with deck, laundry room & 2-car garage. ML#262806
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Walk-out Beach Front. Ocean Front. River Front. View. Golf Course. Horse Properties & More! ML#21131
Builders Own Home! BEAUTIFUL Mountain view Craftsman style, 3 BR + office with closet. HW floors, formal dining, granite kitchen w/breakfast nook. Large master suite! Acre lot with irrigation share, too! $379K
340' of River Front: Log Home +10 Acres on amazing Richwine Fishing Bar! Quileute frontage offers seclusion not isolation. Hi-speed internet available! Work a little-PLAY a LOT! 3 miles to great surfing sites! $330K
Vintage Home with Mountain View & 80x40 Super Shop: Room for it ALL! Updated home, fully insulated steel shop & 2c garage w/ attached guest quarters. Prvt fenced acre. Panoramic Olympic Mtn View. $329K
Bay View Cottage! 2 BR, loft, 2.5 BA, open kitchen w/granite counters, hardwood floors & propane fireplace. Propane outdoor firepit. Lovely yard (fully maintained) Gardens & basalt fountain. Certified Green Built. Beautiful! $296K
2003 Water View Home: Offers a great floor plan 3 BR, 2.5 BA. Master suite with water view, 2 good-sized guest rooms with full BA. Laundry with .5 BA. Stainless steel appliances, propane fireplace. Large waterview deck. $315K
Wonderful SunLand North Mountain View 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Spacious Master suite, propane fireplace and front facing office/den. Extra details like coffered ceilings, heatpump/air conditioning make this a very comfortable home. $262K
2007 Manufactured Home on Its OWN LOT. Energy Star 3 BR, 2 BA offers attached 2-car garage and low-maintenance yard. You pay NO PARK FEES in this easy 55+ "in-Town" Sequim Location. Call for a showing. $159K ML#262349
Historic 1912 Oddfellows Building - downtown icon! 2 retail ste, 3 residential apts., remodeled living space. Over 11,000 SF. $822K 70
Affordable in Town Condo Easy Care Living 2 BR, 2.5 BA, nicely updated kitchen, large corner patio and covered parking with storage. Clubhouse offers: hot tub, 2 saunas and meeting room with a full kitchen. $149,999
Affordable 2.45 acres in Happy Valley. Cleared acreage with gentle stream & pond. Power on site $80K
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Come experience the “Essence of the Valley” at Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm
Let the sights, sounds and scents melt the stress away...
Enjoy a weekend of fragrance, food and fun! Educating and entertaining Lavender
culinary demonstrations daily at “Sunshine Farm Outdoor Kitchen”, from candy making, sauces, pasta, breads, and salmon, come and taste our spices sauces from our farm kitchen.
You’ll enjoy toe-tapping music
tthroughout hroughout the three-day faire, from local favorites Cort & Kia Armstrong, Kora Kana and Holomua. Back again are the popular displays of old-time tractors and fire trucks and ... new this year, “Misty, our Sunshine Lavender Clown Fairy.” Misty will entertain your children with her famous balloon making.
Your taste buds will rejoice with our delicious menu,
featuring lavender BBQ ribs, the new “Sunshine Lavender Walking Taco Cup,” BBQ chicken, lavender pulled-port sandwiches, pulled chicken tortilla wraps and our famous farm salads. All of our sauces, dressings and rubs are made right here on the farm. Our Mocha Bar features lavender ice cream (and other flavors too), lavender lemonade, the best smoothies on earth, lavender mochas (and regular flavors too), teas, sodas and water.
See our complete farm event schedule in this magazine or visit our web site
“Come delight your senses in our gift shop full of over 900 products made right here on our farm.”
- Steve & Carmen Ragsdale, Owners
We’re looking forward to seeing you on the farm! 274154 Highway 101, Sequim• 360-683-6453 72
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