Try the Lavender Lemonade already!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital City 970700173

Lavender Lemonade

I was in Polk County last week showing horse property.  After I finished with my buyers, I decided to make the most of my drive home and stop in at the Lavender Lake Farms on HWY 99W just North of Monmouth Oregon.  I have been driving by their "Lavender Lemonade" sign for years!  I have always wanted to stop and try it (plus I love Lavender) but just never seem to have the time.  Finally, got the time!

Lavender farm in Monmouth OregonFirst of all, after you park and approach their little farm store, it is darling!  Look at this place!  Even the trim is a beautiful shade of purple.  The brick patio gives it a courtyard/cafe feel.  The store/cottage offers a variety of products from satchels, masks (bought one), lotions, candles, essential oils, honey, shampoos, household cleaning products, soaps, herbs and cooking spices-I bought Lavender Salt and Pepper! And yes, I finally tried the Lavender Lemonade!  Delicious.

I understand that the 12 acre Lavender Lake Farm is family owned and

Lavender in Monmouth Oregon

 operated, which helps keep that small town feel to the place.

I also got some great tips on growing my own lavender, I need all the help I can get when it comes to gardening.  I will be back!

Comments (6)

Lisa Orme
The Master's Key Realty LLC -Windsor, CT - HARTFORD COUNTY - Windsor, CT
Broker/Realtor, ABR, CRS,GRI, PSCS, SFR, Notary Pu

Sometimes some of the nicest little places are right under our noses, and we just keep driving by.  Glad you took the time to stop!  Sounds like a wonderful place...

Aug 11, 2010 10:43 AM
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Above & Beyond - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Catherine, I love a localism post with pictures and yours are wonderful. I've never had lavender anything. Sounds delicious!

Aug 11, 2010 01:45 PM
Dave Shockley
Independent Contractor - Waynesboro, VA
Putting my clients needs first Roy Wheeler Realty

Catherine you live in a beautiful part of the country.  I would love to visit one of these days.  Lovely properties.  See you on LinkedIn.

Aug 13, 2010 04:27 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Catherine, I visited some lavender farms when I was visiting my brother near Seattle.  They were just beautiful, and the shops smelled wonderful.

Aug 13, 2010 04:30 AM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Lisa- I am glad I finally stopped too!

Barb - I must admit I was a little nervous on how the lemonade would taste!

Dave - Yes, it is beautiful here, but we do pay for it in the winter.  Lots of rain to keep it green!

Patricia -Aren't they just a relaxing place to go?  I can't believe it took me so long to visit.

Aug 13, 2010 04:57 AM
Maya Thomas, Broker
Tampa, FL
Please see my client recommendations.

What a unique drink and a lovely store!  Must be very relaxing in there!  You live in a beautiful area!

Aug 13, 2010 07:02 AM