Twin Creeks Lavender Upick 2024 Schedule

UPICK SEASON 2024

CELEBRATING OUR 5th ANNIVERSARY UPICK SEASON WITH FREE ENTRY FOR ALL GUESTS

Twin Creeks Lavender Farm is delighted to announce our 5th Anniversary UPICK season! In honor of our immense grattitude for your support, we’re waving pick pass fees this year! No need to buy an advanced pass, just show up and enjoy five acres of organically grown lavender from 9 AM to 2 PM every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning May 31 and running through June 30, 2024. There may also be extended pick dates the first week in July (stay tuned), as well as our family-friendly, end-of-season celebration extravaganza, Thursday, July 4! You’ll get one last chance to pick lavender while also relaxing to live music, shopping with visiting artison vendors and eating yummy food from various food trucks. We’ll also have games with prizes for the kiddos!

Family enjoying a picnic at Twin Creeks Lavender Farm

FUN THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR:

  • PICKING FRESH BOUQUETS OF LAVENDER We measure picked lavender by the diameter of the bundle: 1″= $5, 1.5″= $10, and 2″ = $15 . Pay for what you pick along with all of our other products availble for sale inside our barn boutique.
  • DELICIOUS HONEY LAVENDER ICE CREAM made by the amazing Honest Scoop Ice Cream, using our culinary lavender, and honey by Vdovichenko Bee Farm will be available for purchase.
  • REFRESHING LAVENDER ELDERBERRY LEMONADE made by Mama K’s, using our culinary lavender, will be available for purchase.
  • SHOP in our barn boutique, as well as various artists and vendors weekly
  • SUNSET PICNIC: Friday, June 14 – Click on registration button above for pricing and more information!
  • MIMOSAS & MASTERPICES – Thursday, June 27 – Sip on mimosas, munch on snacks, paint your own lavender masterpiece, enjoy sunset on the farm & take home a bouquet of lavender too!
  • JULY 4TH, END-OF-SEASON CELEBRATION Bring your chairs, umbrellas and sunscreen and join us Thursday, July 4 from 10 AM-2 PM for one last chance to pick fresh lavender, shop and enjoy live music, food, and shenanigans for kids of all ages.

SIX LAVENDER VARIETIES & BUNDLE PRICING:

Since, Melissa is being restocked this year, we will offer six other varieties of lavender to choose from, including Grosso, French Provence, Violet Intrigue, Gros Bleu, Super Blue and Royal Velvet. Though some varieties are limited, you may pick as much as you like. Your cut bundles will be measured in $5, $10, or $15 increments and banded for you at checkout. Stay tuned to our social accounts on FB and IG @TwinCreeksLavender for up-to-date news and information.

WHAT BLOOMS WHEN: The Augustafolias bud earlier in spring and the Intermedias later, so please choose your UPICK date accordingly, if variety-specific lavender is important to you.

  • Blooms May through early June: Melissa (NOTE: Melissa is being restocked this year and will not be available to pick.) (Culinary, White & Fragrant Ornamental), Royal Velvet (Culinary & Fragrant Ornamental) Violet Intrigue (Fragrant Ornamental), and Gros Bleu (Fragrant Ornamental)
  • Blooms throughout June: French Provence (Culinary & Fragrant Ornamental) and Grosso (Fragrant Ornamental )
  • Blooms from late June through early July: Super Blue (Fragrant Ornamental)

WE ARE A WORKING FARM; DRESS APPROPRIATELY:

The terrain of a working farm is uneven, so always watch where you step. Expect dirt or mud (especially after a rainy day) and we recommend wearing all-terrain, closed-toe shoes or boots. There are no trees for shelter from the sun, so we recommend you wear a hat and sunscreen for protection. There will be bees buzzing around and ants doing their ant business. We grow our lavender organically, which means we do not use pesticides. Bugs love us.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR DURING YOUR VISIT:

  • SNAKES – We are a farm, and snakes and critters love farms. If you encounter a snake or other critter of any kind, please keep your distance and notify a Twin Creeks Lavender representative and we will safely remove it. In all our UPICK years, we have not had ONE snake sighting, but nature is nature, so expect the unexpected.
  • ANTS – If you see a mound of red dirt, do not touch it, step on it, or disturb it in any way; it belongs to fire ants. They swarm their nests by the thousands when disturbed, and leave a nasty sting. We organically treat the fields for them, but they are pesky little suckers. Wear comfortable all-terrain, closed-toe shoes to safeguard you against ant bites.
  • BEES – There will be bees at all times, a lot of them. They are happy little cuties that help our farm thrive and are an important part of our ecosystem. They hardly ever bother anyone, but be aware and cautious of them, in case you are allergic.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE:

Upon arrival at the main gate, you will be given information and instructions for picking/cutting during a brief orientation. If you’d like a tour we’ll group you with others to show you around. Twin Creeks will provide rubber bands and scissors for you to use to harvest and collect your bouquets. For the safety of our plants, we ask that you do not bring or use your own.

Once you’ve finished picking, please proceed to the barn, where your lavender will be measured and banded for you to pay. All varieties will be marked at the end of each row, plus you will also learn what’s what during your initial orientation. You should be able to tell what you’re picking and what scent you enjoy best! If you are unsure, just ask us, and we’ll be happy to help!

  • SHOP WITH US: We offer more than 100 handmade, lavender-based products for purchase, including bed, bath, body, kids, and pet products in our gorgeous barn! Fan favorites sell out quickly, so think ahead for birthdays, teacher gifts, Father’s Day, Christmas, just-because gifts, or treat yourself!
  • WE DO NOT PROVIDE CHAIRS OR SEATING FOR GUESTS: We do not have chairs or benches for guests to sit on. If you think you’d like to sit, rest and relax before, during, or after picking, please bring your own chairs! Thank you.
  • SORRY NO PETS: As much as we love pets, for your pet’s and everyone’s safety, we ask that you leave yours at home.
  • WE HAVE ONE BATHROOM IN THE BARN: Twin Creeks Lavender is happy to offer the use of our indoor restroom for you to use during your visit, but pretty please keep it clean and tidy. Let us know if the trash can fills up or if you run out of hand soap, etc. We also ask that you respect the fields our family works so hard to steward, so do not, under any circumstance, use our fields as a toilet.
  • OUR TEAM WILL BE TAKING PHOTOS: Please note that our team will be taking photos throughout season to use on our social media posts and to help us tell our story to market future UPICKS. We will always try to remember to ask if it’s ok to take your or your child’s photo and use it, but should you prefer we not include you, please let us know!
  • NO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: No professional photography or cameras other than cell phones are allowed during UPICK dates. Selfies or photos for personal use are A-OK. To schedule a private photography session on our farm, please contact us at info@twincreekslavender.com We have already sold out of many dates, so reach out soon if you are interested.
  • NO DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR SMOKING: Absolutely no drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products of any kind are permitted at any time on our farm during the regularly scheduled UPICK dates. If you violate this law, you will be asked to leave immediately.
  • PLEASE STAY OFF THE NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES: As beautiful as our neighboring pastures may be, please do not cross over the fence.

We are incredibly excited to see you this year!