Applegate River Lavender Farm
Many French vintners believe the best wines come from grapes grown along a river… we believe that also includes lavender. Applegate River Lavender Farm has been the perfect “get outta town” escape (15-minutes from downtown Jacksonville) for lavande lovers, families, photographers, painters, and dogs since we opened our gates in 2012. Take a peaceful country break and stroll our fragrant fields, pick a fresh bouquet, hang out in the barn or picnic under a shady maple tree with the snow-capped Siskiyou Mountains in the background.
During our two Southern Oregon Lavender Festival weekends (June 23-25, July 14-16), we have historically welcomed local artists and artisans to help us celebrate. On certain Festival mornings we open early, allowing visitors to witness “sleeping bumblebees” on the lavender flowers – please check our website for exact hours and details. The skies are often filled with paragliders during Festival weekends as Woodrat Mountain (home of the “Wings over Applegate” competition) is two miles from the farm.
Once you’re here… there are LOTS of other Applegate Valley experiences to take in. Applegate Lake is 15 miles upriver and Cantrall Buckley County Park/Campground is a mile downriver. There are seven award-winning wineries within a 5-mile radius of our location. We also invite you to visit our five sister lavender farms that we can direct you to.
Besides the field, it’s all happening in the barn where live music, weddings, dinners, classes, workshops and private Applegate gatherings are held. The sweet fragrance of lavender pervades the barn from drying bundles hanging from the timbers and steam escaping the essential oil still.
During your visit you can find tasty snacks and refreshments, in addition to all natural lavender products that reflect our dedication to sustainable farming practices and minimized single-use plastic. We hand harvest and distill essential oil in small batches – using only the flowers – allowing the distinct characteristics of each variety to shine through.
Take some time for yourself today and experience lavender in the heart of the pastoral Applegate Valley. We are open most weekends during June and July, Friday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm – please check our website or social media for specific hours and availability.
We can’t wait to meet you and share our local Applegate community – see you at the farm!
~ Marcy and Rob Rustad