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July 27
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July 27

The buzz is building for our annual celebration of the 7000+ fragrant purple plants that grace our hillsides, feed our honeybees, and provide the inspiration for our culinary program and spa products. Don’t miss the party! Join us in the Organic Garden for harvesting demos, delicious lavender-inspired food and drink, lavender-themed crafts, meet-and-greets with the Ranch Artisans, live music from the Monterey Jazz Festival All-Star Alumni Group, and much more. 


On the Menu:

  • Chef Tim Wood’s famous street tacos featuring BBQ shredded chicken and Yucatan-style shredded pork, plus queso fresco, cabbage, chipotle aioli, and cumin-chili yogurt sauce
  • Live-action wood-fired pizzas including heirloom-tomato mozzarella, pepperoni, and wild mushroom with parmesan & truffle
  • Swank Farms Morning Harvest Farm Stand featuring heirloom tomato & burrata salad, grilled sweet corn & cherry tomato ragu; and grilled veggies with house-made jalapeño ranch dressing
  • Lavender shortbread cookies & chocolate cupcakes with lavender ganache
  • Frozen honey lavender lemonade (alcoholic and virgin options)

Activities & Artisans:

  • Goat-cheese tasting with Charlie Casio, the Cheese Guy
  • Salt tasting and blending with Carlo Overhulser, the Salt Sourcerer
  • Talking dirt with Farmer Mark Marino, the Dirt Whisperer
  •  “What’s the Buzz” observation hive and education station with our Busy Beekeepers
  • Raptor visit with Falconer Antonio and his winged ambassadors
  • DIY crafts - lavender crowns & bouquets, sachets, bath teas, and bath truffles
  • Paint & play with watercolors
  • Lawn games


Saturday, July 27, 2019; 1:00p–4:00p; $95 per person, $75 ages 6–12, ages 5 & under complimentary. Price includes food and 1 complimentary drink ticket; additional alcoholic beverages available at cash bar.
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