Lavender Wind Farm is the cutest lavender farm on Whidbey Island. It’s located in Coupeville, sitting on a hill in overlooking the Sound. The views from their farm of the island and the water are gorgeous. You can see the Olympic mountains and the straight of Juan De Fuca over the sweeping rows of lavender. This farm is one of the historical farms included in Ebey’s Landing. It is 5 acres and an additional 3 acres have been added to grow lavender under new ownership. They have 17 different types of lavender growing, and it blooms in the summer during June-July. They also have drying rooms for the lavender that you can walk into.
Their store sells amazing homemade lavender products. I love their chapstick, but also enjoy their lotions, salves and room sprays. This is one of my go-to places on the island. The best time to visit is summer when the Lavender is in bloom. They have another store in downtown Coupeville where you can get their products without visiting the farm. Their hours are 10am-5pm daily. Their website, products, and lavender watch can be found here!
How to get there
The lavender farm is on Whidbey Island in the town of Coupeville about 20 minutes outside of Oak Harbor. From downtown Oak Harbor, you take Pioneer to Fort Nugent road and then turn left onto West Beach Road like you are heading to Ebey’s Landing. You then take the Darst Road Exit to get to the farm.
Hours for the best Lavender Farm on Whidbey Island
- The farm store (2530 Darst Rd., Coupeville, WA) will be OPEN starting June 15, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm
- The in-town store in Coupeville (15 Coveland St., Coupeville, WA 98239) is open daily, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm every day, all year (except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day).
When is the Lavender Blooming?
The blooming starts mid-June and usually blooms until the end of August. The peak blooming season to visit is in July! I went the second week of July and the purple rows were thriving and beautiful! They have a free Purple Alert on their website sidebar that shows the current blooming status of the lavender and for when to visit.
There are 17 varieties of Lavender on the farm and the U-pick is available in the summer. Every year, they hold a lavender festival in July during the U-pick, offering beer and wine at garden events hosted at the farm in the summer. All events are found on the calendar here.
Blooming Season Concerts
During the summer, when the lavender is in bloom, there are concerts held at the farm for free with different tables and seating to buy local products, shop for lavender, and take in a beautiful afternoon on the farm. This is a fun way to visit the farm in the summer which I stumbled upon one day accidentally. The entry is free and the concerts are no charge but sometimes there is a parking fee of $5 per car. See the concerts information and schedule here. There are homemade sandwiches sold as well as lavender lemonade, lavender cookies, and ice cream, not to mention their famous homemade lavender scones. They sell the scone mix in their shop and they are delicious.
Saturdays 1-3pm in the Summer
Lavender Cooking Classes
They offer classes that teach you how to use lavender in many ways as an herb for flavoring your dishes. You are taught recipes and tips on how to use this tricky herb in heur de vores, main dishes, salads, drinks, and deserts. The dishes include local farm produce from their own farm and farms nearby. The classes are at their Coupeville farm store. Find out about cooking classes here.
Lavender goat cheese spread, lavender simple syrup for drinks, chicken with lavender balsamic marinade, fresh garden salad with lavender dressing, roasted lavender and safe potatoes, lavender chocolate chip and sour cream cake, and lavender mulled hot cider.
$50 per person and class sizes are limited so you must reserve in advance.