After three years in development, Rain Shadow Lavender — the newest lavender farm on the Olympic Peninsula — is open for its first lavender season.
Victor Gonzalez, a wholesale producer and a major propagator of lavender for farms across the world who has traveled the world teaching lavender production to farmers, has teamed up with partner Rex Kellso, a newcomer to Sequim, and farm manager Rob Kellso on this 5-acre farm.
Rain Shadow Lavender features more than 4,000 young lavender plants at the corner of Kitchen-Dick Road and Old Olympic Highway in Sequim. The farm is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, through September.
The farm store includes all of Gonzalez’s Lavender products made by Maribel Gonzalez and hundreds of plants for sale, with more than 30 varieties available in various sized pots, all grown by the farm staff.
Because the lavender won’t be harvested until the farm closes in September, visitors can see the full, uncut lavender fields all summer.
Gonzalez, who has two decades of lavender growing experience, hosts workshops for the general public as well as commercial farmers this month. Sarah Jones will teach soap-making and Christian Gonzalez teaches wreath-making; register at www.victorslavender.com. Note: Class size is limited and COVID-19 precautions will be in place.
Starting in 2021, Rain Shadow Lavender will be available for weddings and events; send inquiries to email@example.com.
Victor’s Lavender, Gonzalez’s original farm at 3743 Old Olympic Highway, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through August, with mature fields of lavender, drying barn and plants and products.