Lavender farm opens up early because of increased heat

Lavender Fields Forever opened up its lavender farm earlier this season, thanks to increased temperatures across the Rogue Valley.

Posted: Jul 11, 2021 5:17 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2021 9:56 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. -- Lavender Fields Forever, a brand new lavender farm in the Jacksonville area, opened up its farm earlier this season, thanks to increased temperatures across the Rogue Valley.

Rob Rustad, co-owner of Lavender Fields Forever, told NewsWatch 12 that instead of opening their fields from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., they've decided to open up earlier from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to give visitors a different experience.

"People come to lavender farms all the time." said Rustad. "And the experience of coming to a lavender farm is completely different before eight o'lock, because there are all of these butterflies and bees that are here, but in particular the bumble bees are sleeping on the flowers of the flowers of the lavender. It's just fascinating."

By opening up early, Rustad says that people can now come see (and pet if they want) the sleeping bees and are the first farm to do this in the area.

The farm will also be selling a bunches of lavender, food, drinks, dried lavender, and honey, but they hope this type of new experience will bring a new understanding to the importance of lavender and bees in our area. 

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