FAQ--Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Credit, debit, cash, Apple Pay and local check are accepted in the farm boutique. Credit card, debit card and PayPal are accepted in our online shop.
ARE DOGS AND OTHER PETS WELCOME AT YOUR FARM?
If you are visiting with a dog or other pet, please plan to walk them on a leash only in our grassy overflow parking area. Though we love pets, they are not allowed in the lavender fields, the farm boutique, or in the common areas around the boutique. If you have a registered service animal, please announce it as such in the farm boutique and be prepared to show its certificate. Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are welcome in the grassy overflow parking area only. Thanks.
HOW DOES LAVENDER U-PICK WORK?
We provide scissors, baskets and instructions explaining how to cut, where to cut and what amount of lavender constitutes a U-pick bundle--a chunky handful of stems in an 8" zip tie--which starts at $8. You are free to choose from the lavender and other flowers in bloom during your visit. We provide complimentary ribbon to give your bouquets that finishing touch.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO PICNIC AT THE FARM?
Yes, from early June to mid-July, we offer picnic tables and shady spots for this purpose. Please check in at the farm boutique for picnicking. A selection of cold drinks are available for purchase, however we don't offer food service at the farm. Here are a few Walla Walla restaurants that offer delicious take-out lunches and would be happy to take your order: Stone Soup Cafe (sandwiches), Graze (salads and sandwiches), Soi 71 (Thai), Sweet Basil Pizzeria, Grandma's Kitchen (Mexican) and Cugini Import Italian Market. Picnicking is free during business hours and $25 per hour after closing.
DO YOU MAKE YOUR OWN PRODUCTS?
Yes, our Farm Boutique brims with lavender merchandise designed and made here on the farm. To round out our offerings, we also have curated selection of lavender products sourced from France and select American locations.
IS YOUR FARM CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
No, however, we never spray or treat our flowers or plants in any way. We take great care to practice responsibility and sustainability in the cultivation of our lavender and we always keep you, our customer, in mind.
DO YOU ACCOMMODATE VISITORS FROM RETIREMENT CENTERS AND SCHOOLS?
Yes, we welcome visits from local retirement centers and schools on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from early June through early July. Groups are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead to request an appointment; group fee may apply.
DO YOU ALLOW PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
AT THE FARM?
Yes, we are happy to work with your and your professional photographer to schedule a photo shoot in the lavender fields during blooming season. This window of opportunity will be approximately June 4 through July 2, 2021. Appointments are available during business hours and most evenings, though Saturdays are not available. A $55 site fee includes a free bouquet of fresh lavender and is payable at the time of reservation. Either the client or the photographer can reserve by email at email@example.com with your requested date; please use the subject Professional Photography Request. We kindly ask that do not try to sneak in to avoid the site fee. This is private property and we have an eye out for those who choose to disrespect our farm in this way.
DO YOU BOOK ELOPEMENTS AND WEDDINGS?
Booking your June elopement of up to 10 people is a striking way to take advantage of the beauty and simplicity of the farm during blooming season. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and arrangements and use the subject Elopement Request.
We welcome photography of bride, groom and wedding parties in the lavender fields during the month of June, but do not book weddings at this time. A $100 site fee applies and is payable at the time of reservation. Please email email@example.com with your requested date and use the subject Wedding Photography Request.
CAN I BOOK A PARTY, SHOWER OR MEETING?
We are happy to work with you to make room for special events such as bridal and baby showers, birthday parties, club meetings or small business gatherings. Smaller groups can be accommodated during business hours and larger groups in the evenings. Hourly reservations begin at $50 for the first hour and depend on your needs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
IS YOUR FARM WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, the main lavender fields, farm boutique, shaded porch and restroom are all accessible. There are a few steps on the property, but these can be bypassed if you ask for assistance. Let us know of your special need and we will do our best to accommodate you.
WHAT KIND OF VEHICLE CAN YOUR PARKING ACCOMMODATE?
Our entrance is scaled to non-commercial traffic. Extra-large RVs or RVs pulling a vehicle should plan to park just past the main entrance on the shoulder of Short Road. We are not able to accommodate full-size buses at this time.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I VISIT DURING THE OFF-SEASON?
From August until the next spring we are happy to open the farm boutique for shopping. When you call or email ahead to email@example.com we will try to accommodate your visit by appointment. However, we are always closed on Saturdays. Our Pre-Season Opening begins in late April and runs Fridays and Sundays until the lavender begins to bloom. This is a time to purchase lavender plants and shop in the farm boutique. Please note that the lavender fields are closed during the off-season.