Visiting Purple Haze Lavender Farm
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Outside the city of Sequim, where the dense green foliage of the Olympic Mountains meets the bright blue sea, a wave of purple is surging through town. It’s lavender season in Sequim and the surrounding area. Every summer the cool fresh air flows in off the Strait of Juan de Fuca and mixes with the 300 days of sunshine thanks to the rain shadow created when Olympic Mountains filter the incoming storms hogging all the precipitation. Lavender plants flourish in the dry soil and cool air of this unique Washington climate.
With a ton of farms and markets in the area to choose from, all worthy of a visit, it can be a bit overwhelming and expensive. We wanted to find a small, locally owned farm that was a fun experience for kids and allowed dogs to join in on the fun. Purple Haze Lavender Farm checked all the boxes. We called ahead to verify their hours of operation and the staff was super friendly and helpful with any questions and directions we needed. We made up our minds and made plans to visit the organic lavender farm nestled on 12 acres of the Dungeness Valley, and couldn’t have been happier that we did.
Finding the Farm
Getting to Sequim is pretty straightforward, but it can be a drive, especially during lavender season so plan accordingly. About a two-hour drive from Tacoma and a two-hour drive, ferry crossing and drive a little bit more from Seattle. Either way, you’ll cross the Hood Canal floating bridge before linking up with the historic Highway 101 heading toward Sequim.
Purple Haze has two locations in town. The brick and mortar retail store and gift shop is in the downtown core of Sequim off of Washington Street with the farm located about 10 minutes east outside of town on Bell Bottom Lane. The road was well marked and had plenty of parking spots available in some cleared field surrounded by countless rows of lavender.
In a Haze
The smell hits you like a fragrant bar of soap, along with the constant buzz of fuzzy bumble and honey bees working each purple stem in fields holding thousands of plants of varying shades of purple. Fifteen thousand plants to be exact. That’s the number of plants managed by the crew here at Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Each crew member welcomes you to take a seat somewhere comfortable among the plants or wander on over to the snack bar to order some made in-house lavender ice cream and a fresh lavender lemonade to keep cool while you walk the fields.Visit Purple Haze Lavender Farm near Sequim to pick fresh lavender, sip lavender lemonade and eat lavender ice cream. This lavender farm is a great weekend getaway with the family. ]]>