To celebrate opening day of B & B Family Farm, let`s learn more about this 3-generation lavender farm in Sequim 💜
They offer free tours all summer, which include information about growing, processing, cleaning, and distilling lavender. Their Shoppe is filled with quality, hand-made lavender products, and their one-of-a kind bud-cleaning machine (aka the “jitterbud”) is shakin-all summer, so stop by for a unique educational farm experience.
B&B Family Farm began in 2013 when Bruce and Bonnie discovered this piece of paradise in Sequim. As one of the original lavender farms on the Olympic Peninsula, and a dairy farm before that, it has a rich history that gives it an authentic charm. With over 14,000 lavender plants in the ground, it is fair to say that it takes the whole family and a dedicated staff to keep things going.
With no previous knowledge or experience with lavender, Bruce, Bonnie, Kristy and Zion (and their daughter) decided to embark on this epic adventure to create a family-centered business where they could work together and fulfill their love of nature. The family relied on the kindness and generosity of the previous owners to get them started and teach them the ropes. With some serious research, hard work and passion, the farm has more than doubled the original number of lavender plants and expanded to include a retail farm store, an online gift shop, an extensive wholesale market and another kid.
Kristy oversees all the farm-made lavender products and has also taken on the exciting role of beekeeper for the resident honeybees, learning about, caring for and harvesting the honey that is sold in the Shoppe. Zion taught himself to distill essential oil and has won multiple awards for the various varieties of lavender essential oil that are distilled on the farm. Bruce and Bonnie are starting to step back from the day-to-day operations and trying to learn how to be retired. Each member of the family still brings an area of expertise and creates a well-rounded team, including Kristy and Zion’s two children (because distractions are necessary).
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