Thursday, February 20, 2014

Calling All Artists!
Seventh Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival
 Art Poster Contest

Lockwood Lavender Farm is calling all artists to submit “LAVENDER” themed artwork for the 7th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival official poster.   The poster contest is open to artists within the Finger Lakes and Central New York Region. Artwork should focus on lavender to represent this annual event on its posters, postcards, website, t-shirt and press releases.  It will also be featured in the summer issue of Plank Road Magazine, this year’s sponsor. The proceeds from the sale of the poster during the festival will be donated to the Rescue Mission Syracuse.
For inspiration and details please visit our website at: www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com.

The winning artist will receive:
·$100 cash prize.
·A copy of the finished poster and festival t-shirt.
·Artwork and artist biography will be displayed at Lockwood Lavender Farm.
·An opportunity to do a poster signing during the Lavender Festival.
· Featured on the lavender festival website. www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com.

The application, rules and requirements will be on our website: www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com or call Lockwood Lavender Farm 315-685-5369. This year’s deadline for submission is April 25, 2014. Winning poster will be announced on May 1, 2014.

This is a unique opportunity for the winner to have their work be seen by visitors attending the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival and Festival and subscribers of Plank Road Magazine. The 2013 event had over 4000 visitors.   This year’s event will be held Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th.

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival • www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com

Lockwood Lavender Farm • 1682 West Lake Road • Skaneateles, New York 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Save the Date!

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2014

Lockwood Lavender Farm will kick off the 7th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival on Saturday, July 12th & Sunday, July 13th!  Located at Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY this free admission 2 day event will be from 9am to 5pm. 
•Stroll through fragrant fields.
•Harvest your own bouquet of fresh lavender.
•Enjoy culinary delights and the work of local artists and hand-crafters.
•Shop our lavender market. 
 •Attend presentations from featured speakers and so much more.      

            With just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Lavender Festival is a perfect day in the country.  Not only is this event a celebration of all the wonders of lavender, but also an event that knits together local, talented artisans.  The festival offers outstanding photographic opportunities throughout the grounds and at the presentations.

Lockwood Farm is a 120 acre family owned farm tucked in the beautiful hills of Skaneateles overlooking Skaneateles Lake. We grow 20 varieties of lavender and offer "U-Pick" during the summer.  Lovely soap, lotions, creams, aromatherapy products and honey for your purchase. We are excited to be developing our farm for the enjoyment of our guests.


Festival activities occur outdoors rain or shine.  Dress casually to ensure your comfort.  Lockwood Farm is a working farm with unpaved pathways. It is accessible, but there is uneven terrain on the grounds and in the fields. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

6th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Poster For Sale

Just a remind that the proceeds from the sale of our 6th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival poster will be donated to the American Red Cross this year.  With the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the Tornadoes in Oklahoma and the floods in New York State they sure could use our support.  Thank you in advance for your help.  A BIG thank you to Plank Road Magazine for sponsoring this event and poster contest!!  Pick up your copy during the lavender festival.

The poster on sale does not have the festival details.  
$15.00 each

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Presenters and Workshop Schedule

Saturday, July 13th & Sunday, July 14th
9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Free Admission and Parking

Saturday, July 13th
·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cut-your-own lavender bouquet ($5/ bunch)

·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Artists will be offering unique products from handcrafted jewelry,  handmade wooden bowl, pottery, artistic landscapes, baskets and so much more.  Shop Lockwood Lavender Farm's, Lavender Market offering all-natural lavender and honey products.

·10:00 a.m. Visit with Marcellus Beekeeper, Richard Linck and learn the basics of beekeeping and see his observation hive and beekeeping equipment.

·11:00 a.m. Charlene Dahl, Aromatherapist from Mirbeau Inn and Spa.  Charlene will discuss the benefits and uses of lavender and other essential oils therapeutically.

·12:00 p.m. "Make Your Own Lavender Wand" (on-site reservation only, material included; $5.00/person).


·1:00 p.m. 
Local Executive Chef, Steve Landon will demonstrate a Lockwood Lavender Farm Honey and Lavender brined Chicken Breast.

·2:00 p.m. Sheep shearing demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a wool spinning demonstration by Marilee Williams.

·3:00 p.m. Lavender Oil Distilling Demonstration by Lockwood Lavender Farm owner, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood



Sunday, July 14th
·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cut-your-own lavender bouquet ($5/ bunch)

·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Artists will be offering unique products from handcrafted jewelry, handmade wooden bowl, pottery, artistic landscapes, baskets and so much more.  Shop Lockwood Lavender Farm, Lavender Market offering all-natural lavender and honey products.

·11:00 a.m. Laurel Sterling, RD, CDN from Natur-Tyme,  presents "Stress And Your Health"
She will enlighten us with healthy ways to replenish our bodies during those stressful times, which will include foods, herbs and supplements.

·12:00 p.m. "Make Your Own Lavender Wand" (on-site reservation only, material included; $5.00/person).

·1:00 p.m. Local Executive Chef, Steve Landon will demonstrate a Lockwood Lavender Farm Honey and Lavender brined Chicken Breast.

·2:00 p.m. Sheep shearing demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a wool spinning demonstration by Marilee Williams.

·3:00 p.m. Carol Watson from Carol Watson Greenhouse in La Fayette will demonstrate edible garden 
containers.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Welcome Executive Chef, Stephen Landon to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival



Please help us welcome Executive Chef, Stephen Landon to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Saturday, July 13th at 1:00.  Stephen will demonstrating a glazed Lockwood Lavender Farm Honey and Lavender brined Chicken Breast.

Landon’s love of food began when he was just 10 years old and spending summers at the family farm nestled in the Litchfield Hills of his native Connecticut where he would spend days with the gardener learning every vegetable and care for the farm’s chickens.  A passionate supporter of the farm-to-table concept, Landon uses local Finger Lakes produce, meats, cheeses and other fresh farm products. Incorporating those fresh ingredients and his own twist on comfort food.

Landon brings an entrepreneurial bent and more than 25 years of experience. Most recently, he and his wife, Allyson Landon, owned and operated the award-winning Persimmons Bistro & Tea Room in Landrum, South Carolina for five years. He also assisted in the opening of The Café in Washington Depot, Connecticut, which received three out of four stars from Connecticut Magazine, as well as numerous country clubs and star-rated bistros and inns from Damariscotta, MA to Carolina.

Landon was already an accomplished chef by the time he applied to the Culinary Institute of America at age 25. While pursuing his degree, he worked under the tutelage of Octavio Becerra, chef for the Patina Corporation at The Hotel Jerome in Aspen. 

The young chef’s enrollment at CIA was inspired by a 10-year turn, beginning in 1980, when he accepted a position at Jardine’s in Greenwich, CT at the age of 14.  At just 21 years of age, Landon was named executive chef of Jonathan’s Restaurant in Washington Depot, culminating seven years learning the ropes in restaurant and hotel kitchens in his home state of Connecticut, including the Crown Plaza in Stamford and as chef at the Silo Cooking School and Store in New Milford, where he collaborated with Ruth and Skitch Henderson on the Seasons in the Country cookbook.  The position also gave him the opportunity to hone his craft alongside culinary legends including Jacques Pepin, Guiliano Bugialli, one of Italy’s top chefs, Albert Kumin, Perla Meyers and Madeleine Kamman, producer of top master chefs.

Landon co-produced Gourmet Thyme, a television show that promotes local farming and using farmers’ ingredients in day-to-day operations.  Landon resides in Skaneateles with his wife, daughter and son.
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