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 to open this year - 2022. We will make an announcement on our Instagram and Facebook pages once we are ready!
We currently have several angustifolia cultivars planted:
- Hidcote Blue
- Gros Bleu
- Royal Velvet
- Wee One
- Ellagance Snow
We are always adding new cultivars!
We currently (2022) have approximately 1000 lavender plants. We are are always adding new lavender plants, flowers and herbs!
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 2022 season we have about 3/4 an acre. When completed (always a work in progress,) 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 reached 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. It depends on spring weather!
Yes! For insurance purposes: the professional photographer must be licensed, insured and sign a contract before they are allowed on our property.
We are still working on our farm expansion. Once we feel comfortable with production, we will obtain a required Michigan nursery license required to sell seed germinated and plug rooted plants.
Twin Flame Lavender Farm has been accepted to many top SW Michigan Farmer's Markets and Artisan Events in 2022. This year we will attend Saugatuck (SCA) on Tuesdays and Fridays and South Haven on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
We will sell lavender infused value added products such as soaps, eye pillows, bath bombs, lotion bars, lip balms, candles, etc. 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.
We are hoping to open the farm this year to guests. Details are in the works and it will probably happen around Memorial Day Weekend 2022.
We look forward to meeting you at an event this year!