Lavender fields on the North Shore, LI

July 13, 2016 |  Category:   life outings seasonal

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Have you ever stood in the middle of a lavender field? It’s an experience that feeds all the senses. The blooming season is quite short though, and we’ve missed it the last couple of years, but I made sure to mark the season on my calendar because I’ve been wanting to go back for years. The lavender farm closest to us is located on the North Shore of Long Island. If you’re driving from the city, it’s a couple of hours drive, but you can make a nice day trip of it and visit farm stands, wineries and all the charming towns that line the North Fork. It’s one of our favorite places to go in the New York area.

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The weather was perfect when we went last weekend – no clouds, no humidity and you get that ocean breeze that comes in and gently releases the fragrance from the blooms. It’s hard to argue that there’s anything more beautiful at that moment when you’re looking across vast fields to see this soft haze of purple for acres in the distance. And if you listen intently, you’ll notice that the farm isn’t quiet at all, but filled with the chirps and the buzz of birds and bees. Once you’re synced up it, it sounds like an rhythmic orchestra to your ears.

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  • Payal July 13, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    I love lavender fields! Have you ever been to any in the NW? We used to go to the fields and fruit loop on Mt. Hood when we lived in Portland. You’re right about feeding all the senses – such a calming experience. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

    • Jenna July 21, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      I know of a couple of farms in Washington, but we haven’t visited any. We’re usually there in August and most of the lavender, I believe have been harvested by then? At least here in NY, they are. I would love to visit some day though!

  • Isahrai July 14, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I recently repotted my amazing lavender plants from the balcony outside my bedroom to the in-ground garden down below because they were bursting at the terra cotta seams, Two weeks later, I realized I had been having a really hard time falling asleep and finally connected it. Cut to me running out to buy new smaller lavender plants the very next morning so I could resume my accidental aromatherapy treatments. Yay for living in a temperate climate with year-round lavender blooms! Now to find a full field…

  • Lakshmi July 19, 2016 at 11:20 am

    We have two kinds of lavender growing near our mailbox. It is one of my favorite fragrances ever.

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