So in 2017, after considerable research, we set out to prepare part of the field, plant the initial 1,500 lavender starts, nurturing them as best we could and hoped for the best! After all, we lacked experience and couldn’t even say we had particularly green fingers!
The plants took spectacularly and rewarded us with a first-year crop far exceeding our expectation. Encouraged, we planted a further 4,000 plants. However, a new-found appreciation for the market economics of lavender raw materials, led to us reconsider our initial plan – to become economically sustainable, we would have to venture into value-added lavender product crafting.
Developing our own formulas, recipes and processes allows us to retain full product value within the venture… It also allows us to focus on quality by knowing intimately the source of our flowers, buds and essential oil – our own organic field.
And so we start the next chapter in our exciting journey!