It all started, as many good things do, by accident. Mark and I had an area in our back yard in Escondido CA where we just couldn't grow anything -- a hot, south-facing slope of about 1/4 acre with terrible, granite soil. But after visiting a local lavender farm with similar conditions, we realized that maybe, just maybe, we could grow lavender on that slope. So we bought 50 lavender plugs that very day and got to work. And they grew. And we were hooked. And we bought more plants. And the more we studied this wonderful plant, the more we wanted to learn and grow and experiment.
Fast forward 2 years, and we got the opportunity of a lifetime to move up to Oregon. We were able to start up a bigger version of our little lavender farm again, learning from the mistakes we made on our first farm and making completely new ones at our second farm. But we loved every minute of it. We continue to learn and experiment and love this lavender dream. And we're excited to share a little of that dream with you
Little Lavender Farm is a small no-spray lavender farm located in the beautiful hills of Dundee, Oregon and is owned by Mark and Pam Baker. We are also the proud parents of three wonderful adult children (Lauren, Josh and Noah) who help us with the farm when they are in town. In the meantime, our 2 dogs, 4 goat, and 6 chickens keep us company. And (as you might guess from the photo above) when we aren't working on the farm, we love to hike in the mountains.
We currently have fields of Gros Bleu, Impress Purple, Grosso, French Fields, Royal Velvet, and Felice, with a few more varieties on the way. And we strive to care for the land that we live on by using only organic practicesCheck out our blog to follow along on our journey.
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Little Lavender Farm 11011 NE Paren Springs Rd Dundee, Oregon 97115