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
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!
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, & 3:00p||Lavender 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 & 2:45p||Garden 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, & 3:30p||You-Pick Lavender Harvesting|
Harvest and bundle your own lavender, fresh from the field!
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 & 3:00p||Kite Building|
Make and decorate your own kite, and let it fly! We supply the materials; you provide the creativity.
|2:15p & 3:15p||Goat 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 email@example.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
To book a workshop, please call the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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