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Lavender Festival

2017 LAVENDER HARVEST FESTIVAL AT THE RANCH

JULY 22 | 1:00P – 4:00P | ORGANIC GARDEN

The Ranch is all abuzz, and it’s not just our happy bees making their rounds through the explosion of lavender plants blooming around the property. It’s about the inaugural Carmel Valley Ranch Lavender Festival, taking place on Saturday, July 22, from 1:00p to 4:00p in the Organic Garden. Come celebrate the harvest and enjoy the bounty of the 7,500 Grosso and English Lavender plants that grace our hillsides. Space is limited. Buy your tickets today!

PRESALE: $50 adults, $35 kids 12 & under
DAY-OF: $75 adults, $50 kids 12 & under

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This not-to-be-missed celebration features an afternoon of demonstrations, tasting stations, garden tours, crafts, live music from the Monterey Jazz Festival Student Alumni All-Star Band, and meet-and-greets with our newest arrivals—the Nanny Goats of Carmel Valley Ranch!

FEATURED ACTIVITIES

ONGOING

Lavender Craft Station, Artisan Tasting Stations, Lavender Cocktail & Tea Station, Full Cash Bar, Lavender Inspired-Bites, Monterey Jazz Festival Student Alumni All-Star Band

1:00p, 2:00p, & 3:00pLavender Oil Distillation Demo with Agronomist & Beekeeper John Russo
Learn about the essential oil distillation process, from stem and root to oil and hydrosol.
1:15p & 2:45pGarden Tours with Farmer Mark Marino
Enjoy a leisurely guided walk to learn about our sustainable garden-to-table practices, and discover how last night’s salad sprouted to life!
1:30p, 2:30p, & 3:30pYou-Pick Lavender Harvesting
Harvest and bundle your own lavender, fresh from the field!
1:45pChicken Chat
See what all the clucking is about at The Hen House, and learn about the care and keeping of our lovely egg-laying ladies.
2:00p & 3:00pKite Building
Make and decorate your own kite, and let it fly! We supply the materials; you provide the creativity.
2:15p & 3:15pGoat Gab with Charlie Cascio
Introducing our newest addition to The Ranch—our Swiss Saanen milking goats and their newborn kids! Chief Goat Whisperer and Master Cheesemaker Charlie will be on hand to tell you all about them.

For more information, please contact the Activities Team at activities@carmelvalleyranch.com.


JULY IS RED, WHITE, & LAVENDER MONTH!

You don’t have to wait for the Festival to experience the bounty of the harvest. We’re celebrating all month long with lavender cooking classes, essential oil workshops, and much more.

Lavender Specialty Workshops

do-it-yourself lavender recipies

Check out this unique series of classes taught by The Artisans and wild-crafting experts of The Ranch.  Explore More 

Try these simple aromatherapy, bath, and culinary concoctions at home.

To book a workshop, please call the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com.

FEATURED FLAVORS AT VALLEY KITCHEN

Stop by Valley Kitchen Restaurant throughout the month of July and try one of our featured dishes, made from locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

Home-made Ice Cream of the Month: Peach Raspberry Swirl
Wood-Fired Pizza of the Month: Red, White, and Bleu – Tomato, Crème Fraiche, and lavender-infused bleu cheese
Cocktail of the Month: “Lavender Collins” – Vodka, lavender syrup, lemon juice, and club soda, garnished with violet blossoms