Farm Life

Spring/Summer 2019 Update

We’ve been quietly planning for spring and summer 2019. As we commit further to make this our full time “job” we’ve made some big advances in planning and execution. We started on a whim adding over 3500 Tulips in between the Lavender rows this fall and then that whim quickly turned into a serious plan. So, we’ve cleared more space…

Lavender Tips

The health benefits of lavender

While lavender and dried lavender is generally used for decoration, it’s fragrance, and even in cooking, it can also be used for medicinal purposes. It is believed that lavender oil can have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, which help to speed up the healing process of burns and bites. Research also shows that it can be used for treating anxiety, insomnia,…

Lavender Tips

6 great uses for your dried lavender

One of the great things about dried lavender is there possibilities on what you can do with it, are endless. If you have an abundance of dried lavender left over after your purchase, here are 6 uses for your dried lavender. Lavender Bags Do you have an empty fabric bag lying around that you never thought you would have a…

Lavender Tips

Make delicious meals with Lavender

Believe it or not, lavender is actually world renowned as a great cooking herb. That being said, it is also one of the most difficult seasonings to cook with, as it can easily overpower any dish if used too much. Are you looking for lavender buds for sale to try your culinary hand? Below are some tips and tricks you…

Lavender Tips

How to use lavender at your wedding

Are you looking to stay away from all the cliché wedding flowers you see on Pinterest and the gram? If you want to do something a little different, why not look to fresh or dried lavender for some creative inspiration. Lavender is the perfect flower for any modern wedding. Lavender is recognized around the world as a symbol of love…

Lavender Tips

How to preserve your dried lavender

Preserving your dried lavender is actually quite a simple process. Light exposure will eventually de-colorize your dried lavender after about 1 year, but here are some tips on how you can preserve that amazing scent for as long as possible. I’ve had a bunch of lavender since my wedding back in 2007 and I can still get hints of the…

Lavender Tips

How to care for your fresh cut lavender

Here at McKinley Lavender Farm we believe the possibilities to what you can do with fresh cut lavender are endless. But the first thing you need to know is how to care for your lavender. We have included a quick list to ensure your freshly cut lavender from our Kelowna lavender farm lasts. Remember – when you are done with…

Farm Life

Lavender Farm :: Summer 2018

We want to thank everyone for the continued interest! We have been inundated with tour buses, drive-bys, phone calls, emails and well, you guys have pretty much thrown out the bat signal to see when we are open! Unfortunately, we are still not open to the public – yet. We anticipate opening the farm gates next year for all of…

Farm Life

Walk Around the Lavender Farm

The Okanagan summer has officially landed! We are thrilled to see that 100% of our lavender crop made it through what was an unusually cold, snowy winter and on top of all that snow we were also met with an unprecedented rainy spring. The heat is now here and temperatures are beginning to soar, which make for very happy, healthy…