We are pleased to announce that we are building a Lavender Farm here in Allegan, MI. It will be built in three phases and planting will begin in 2019. We have carefully planned this so we have the healthiest plants & the most pure byproduct (flowers, essential oils, hydrosol, etc.) possible. We will not be cultivating in 2019. Our rows will be spaced apart appropriately to allow air between the plants. Our product line will be "Vibe Aroma" and there will be product (just not … Continue Reading about Lavender Farm in Allegan MI Coming Soon!
Twin Flame Lavender Farm
Born in 2019.
Our Lavender Farm was born in 2019 and is still in the infant stages of development. The pandemic in 2020 did put us a little behind. Our farm will not be open to the public in 2021.
We will be attending many great artisan events in 2021. You may also find our retail in the Rustic Corner (Jenison) or M43 Mercantile (South Haven/Paw Paw.)
Twin Flame Lavender Farm FAQs
We will open once all three phases are complete. The pandemic of 2020 was a set back for us. We are hoping our plants will be mature enough, our special use permit approved and barn completed by 2022.
We currently have several angustifolia cultivars planted:
- Hidcote Blue
- Lacy Frills
For 2021: we have plans to add several new intermedia cultivars and angustifolia cultivars.
We currently (2020) have approximately 800 lavender plants. We are hoping to double the number in 2021 to about 1600.
Yes, a majority of our lavender is "Angustifolia" which is considered the "gold standard" of lavender for both culinary and aromatherpy. We will be introducing "Intermedia" lavender to be sold for flower bunches only.
Lavender is in the same "family" as Rosemary so you are able to swap lavender out for rosemary in recipes.
At the end of the 2020 season we have about 3/4 an acre. By the end of 2021 season, we are planning on housing approximately 2 acres of lavender on Twin Flame Lavender Farm.
Since Michigan summers are humid, we have our lavender spaced far apart for air flow. Lavender prefers dry heat.
While we are tucked in the DNR Allegan State Forest, Lake Michigan is only 15 miles down the road. Our soil is a lavender plant's dream - all sand!
While we are not certified organic, we maintain organic farming practices. No artificial pesticides or herbicides are utilized on our farm. We do have to amend the soil with lime once a year in order to preserve the alkalinity (6.5-7.5) of the soil for the lavender.
We source a majority of our Angustifolia strains from seed. This is another reason why our plants are not mature enough for us to open our farm to the public. The seeds we planted in 2019 should be close to maturity in 2021.
Growing lavender from seed is difficult and the germination rate is very low. Not all lavender farmers have the patience to do this. We are utilizing this method because we want to know that our plants were never exposed to herbicides or pesticides during their growing cycle.
Our lavender is in bloom between mid June and mid July.
Yes! For insurance purposes: the professional photographer must be licensed, insured and sign a contract before they are allowed on our property.
Starting in 2021, we will propogate all non-patented cultivars in two rounds: summer and winter seasons. The summer propogation will be used to expand our gardens. The winter propogation will be used to replace any winter losses. Any leftover rooted plugs from our propogations that are not used for their intended purposes will be available for sale at farmer's markets.
Twin Flame Lavender Farm has been accepted to many top SW Michigan Farmer's Markets and Artisan Events in 2021. Official announcements will be added to our event calendar in late April or early May.
We will sell lavender infused value added products such as soaps, eye pillows, bath bombs, lotion bars, lip balms, etc. We will also have baked goods that will vary from market to market such as lavender lemon poppy seed bread, lavender lemon shortbread cookies, lavender cinnamon babka bread. Renee has her very own lavender recipe book in the works that will be available to purchase at markets as well. In addition we will sell available culinary lavender, live lavender bundles and dried lavender bundles subject to availability.
Paul will have his handcrafted wood working creations and Renee will also have her handcrafted fabric creations.
On top of all of that we will be introducing all natural candles made from recycled glass to our product line in 2021.
We look forward to meeting you at an event this year!