Mama loves a good road trip, especially when it’s not super far and gets us outside for a few hours.
Grab some snacks, charge up the iPad for the drive, freshen up the water bottles and join us for U-Pick lavender at Sunset Ridge Lavender Farm in Enon, Ohio.
June and early July are prime bloom months for fragrant lavender sprigs. Pick your own bundle of 100-150 stems of vibrant white and purple lavender at Sunset Ridge’s U-Pick with no appointment necessary. Open Thursday-Sunday, spend your weekend sipping on farm-fresh lavender lemonade and perusing the gift shop full of bath products, satchels, bundles and home decor.
The purple picturesque Amish built barn was handcrafted in mortise and tenon construction, held completely together with hickory pegs. The craftsman in your family will be delighted at every nook and cranny inside the 2017 barn as it is a true work of art. With a large, beautiful space indoors for activities and a porch full of white rocking chairs, a day at Sunset Ridge Lavender Farm will calm your soul.
This U-Pick activity is great for children but not so great for little ones who may fear bees. The pollinators are very busy, buzzing from bush to bush to increase crop and make delicious honey. Remind your kiddos, bumblebees rarely sting and honeybees only if they feel threatened. It is a great lesson in working cohesively with one of nature’s most important, valued workers.
Your $10 bundle includes unlimited time on the farm, fresh lavender stems and all the tools needed for cutting- leave your clippers at home! Hardy scissors and a large ring help guide your bundle size, with options to purchase more if you end up loving your u-pick experience. One step outside the barn and you’re immediately hit with the most calming fragrance; the lavender at Sunset Ridge is hard to resist.
For a full day of family adventuring, a short 7 minute drive takes you straight to Young’s Dairy or 8 minutes into Yellow Springs for hiking at beautiful Glen Helen or shopping at Asanda Imports and the Little Fairy Garden. Whether you’re filling up on cheese curds from jersey cows or biting into a slice of HaHa pizza, your fresh lavender bundles will fill the air with fragrance and a whole lot of joy.
Lavender U-Pick Hours:
Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 12 – 4pm