Thursday, May 28, 2015

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2015 Schedule/Activites

Festival Hours:  
Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th
9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Free Admission and Parking

Saturday, July 11th

·9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Cut-your-own lavender ($5/ bunch)
Our expert volunteers will demonstrate how and where to cut your own bouquet.

·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Artists and Crafters 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.  Chef, Austin Johnson from the historic 1899 Kreb's Restaurant a popular landmark in Skaneateles will join us this year.  He will demonstrate a creation on his dessert menu, Lime curd and lavender panna cotta with strawberry granita and lavender dusted tapioca chip.
We are extremely happy to welcome to Austin to the Skaneateles area and Lockwood Lavender Farm.  His resume includes the highly acclaimed restaurant The Nomad in NYC (3 stars NY Times, and 1 star Michelin, and is rated the 68th best restaurant in the world) and previously cooked at legendary Eleven Madison Park (5th best restaurant in the world, 3 stars Michelin, 4 stars NY Times).

·11:00 a.m. Matthew Rice from Finger Lake Forge will share skills of his craftmanship.
Matthew's journey towards becoming a successful farrier and blacksmith began with an apprenticeship when he was just 16 years old. He apprenticed for three years, building a solid foundation of skill and knowledge in the art of farriers and blacksmithing. Then in the spring of 2011, he attended  Heartland Horseshoeing School, one of the very best schools for farriers in the country where heI received 16 weeks of formal training and classwork in the trade. Directly after graduating, he founded Finger Lakes Forge and certified exam through the American Farriers Association.   He works at the anvil in his shop, forging out traditional and more modern blacksmithing pieces and shoe horses thoughout the local area.

·12:00 p.m. Master Gardener, Gail Baker from Cornell Cooperative Extension 

Will present:  Beyond Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
What is an herb? An herb is defined as any plant having a fleshy stem that dies back at the end of the growing season!

·1:00 p.m. Lavender - The Nose Knows
Presented by Lockwood Lavender Farm owner, Karen and Gary Lockwood
Nose Training:  Capture the unique difference between lavender essential oil.  Not all lavender varieties smell alike.  This workshop is a great opportunity to understand the components of the cultivars.

·2:00 p.m.  Lavender Oil Distilling Demonstration by Lockwood Lavender Farm owners, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood and Gary Lockwood

·3:00 Sheep Shearing Demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a Wool Spinning Demonstration by Marilee Williams.

Sunday, July 12th

·9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Cut-your-own lavender ($5/ bunch)
Our expert volunteers will demonstrate how and where to cut your own bouquet.

·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Artists and Crafters 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.

·12:00 a.m.  Meet Dr. Sara Robinson DMV, Vet from Bright Sky Vet Acupuncture. In this presentation, Dr. Robinson will discuss the history of veterinary acupuncture, its anatomic basis, and the location of  points on the twelve regular channels.  She will then focus upon the many conditions acupuncture can treat in animals, as sole therapy, or in conjunction with Western treatments. 
Dr. Sara W. Robinson is a 1999 graduate of Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, who is also certified to practice acupuncture by the prestigious Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Reddick, Florida.  She sees her training in Eastern medicine as a complement to her knowledge of Western medicine. 
She is proud to offer her professional services to feline and canine patients at her office in an historic building in downtown Ithaca.  Having returned to the Chi Institute this winter and spring for further training, in equine acupuncture, she is pleased to now offer her services for horses.  When not at work, Dr. Robinson enjoys riding her 29-year-old (still jumping!) Connemara pony hunter, Hideaway’s Irish Eyes, and spending time with her three toy breed dogs, and one cat, named Gigi.

·1:00 p.m. Lavender - The Nose Knows
Presented by Lockwood Lavender Farm owner, Karen and Gary Lockwood
Nose Training:  Capture the unique difference between lavender essential oil.  Not all lavender varieties smell alike.  This workshop is a great opportunity to understand the components of the cultivars. 

·2:00 p.m. Lavender Oil Distilling Demonstration by Lockwood Lavender Farm owners, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood and Gary Lockwood

·3:00 p.m. Sheep Shearing Demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a Wool Spinning Demonstration by Marilee Williams.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2015 Official Poster

We are so excited to announce the official poster for the 2015 Finger Lakes Lavender Festival. The artist wishes to remain anonymous. The poster will go on sale soon at Lockwood Lavender Farm with the proceeds going to Honor Flight Syracuse.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Appearing this year...

The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Committee is proud to announce the list of talented Artists and Culinary Specialists appearing at this years festival.

Artists
Terry Aksey-Cole - Art for Home & Garden
Kathy Barry - Babouska
Heather Bivens - Weathered Heather
Lauren Blair - Lauren Blair Print & Illustration
William Bullard - B Bowls
Lavender Blue
Helen Carter - Secret Lentil Clothing
Barbara Conte-Gauget - Barbara Bags
Cindy Cuykendall - Song Meadows Alpacas
Michelle DaRin - Michelle DaRin Jewelry
Jordan Dudden - JoJo Rings
Gretchen Lapp Hamlin Glassworks
Christy Lemp - Christy Lemp Watercolor Designs
Amy Fancher - Viva Sweet Love
Robbi Farschman - Lostgirl Metalworks
Kathy & Jim Horth - Winona Creek
Liz Micho - Lakeside Stained Glass Studio
Christopher Murray - Chris Murray Photograph
Karen Pardee - Serendipity Saori Studio
Debra Renfrew - Bend In The River Boutique
Matthew Rice - Finger Lakes Forge
Mary Savage - Mary's Fault
Jacques Schickel - Maryhill Clayworks
Betsy Sio - East Street Tins
Don Walker - Rag Rugs
Esther Yaloz - Planetarium

And Our Culinary Specialists
Artichoke French
Bo's Bones
Broadway Cafe' & Artic Island
Carly Bakes
The Sweet Praxis
Skaneateles Sugar Shack
Sundaes Best Hot Fudge
Wrap It Up

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2015

Lockwood Lavender Farm will kick off the 8th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival on Saturday, July 11th & Sunday, July 12th!  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 1, 2014

Don't Forget Your Camera!

The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival is a great opportunity to take photo's of the landscape, your friends and family.  So don't forget your camera!











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