Farm Weekend / by Leslie Seaton

By accident, and not design, I ended up spending all of last weekend (the hot one) down on the farm(s). On Saturday, my friends and I headed to the east side for a visit to Dr. Maze's Farm for a lavender essential oil distillation demo. On Sunday, I went west to Vashon Island for a Slow Food Seattle visit to Kurtwood Farms for a tour and cheese tasting.

My komputer is kaput, so I am posting an abbreviated preview of the future galleries of these trips while I wait for repairs. The Kurtwood tour is, sadly, probably not something you'll be able to do this summer, but the lavender demo IS something you could consider checking out this coming weekend (July 18-20). Dr. Maze's Farm will be repeating its Lavender Celebration with several walks and talks, including the distillation demo. While you're there, you can pick up some lavender products to take home. (And some catnip hydrosol: my cat says thumbs-up to this Dr. Maze product.)

Also check out Woodinville Lavender around the corner, and if you don't mind a little drive, head up to Maltby before or after for ice cream at Snoqualmie Ice Cream. They have a boozy Lemon Lavender Thyme Shake that was pretty great.

Click here for the preview gallery.