East Marion Farm
7540 Main Road, East Marion, NY 11939
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East Marion Farm
7540 Main Road, East Marion, NY 11939
47 Manor Rd,Calverton, NY 11933
What types of lavender does Lavender by the Bay grow?
We grow over 80,000 plants of English & French lavender, all with their own unique traits. Some varieties include Purple Bouquet, Melissa, Grosso, Hidcote Giant, Super and many more.
When is the farm in bloom?
Our largest French bloom of the season typically takes place during the first two weeks of July. We will have a smaller English bloom in mid June and even smaller in mid September. Here is a general outline of our blooms. Always keep in mind that the bloom is dependent on Mother Nature and varies year to year. Follow us on Facebook for up do date information and read more about visiting the farm here.
Can I enter the fields?
Due to Covid-19 we are limiting the amount visitors in the field. You must purchase a ticket before coming. https://lavenderbythebay.com/collections/lavender-bloom-tickets
We welcome you to come frolic in our fields. We are not offering u-pick at this time
Can I take pictures in the fields?
Yes, pictures are encouraged! However, there is a site fee for any extensive photo shoot such as professional, hired, fashion, engagement or wedding photos utilizing professional camera equipment (multiple lenses, sun reflectors, tripod, etc) requires a site fee. Professional photographers must be insured, naming Lavender by the Bay as an additional insured (required). Please arrange shoots by contacting us at least one week prior to your desired shoot date. During the bloom season, there is a site fee for professional photographers. Please contact us for more info.
What is the site fee for an extensive photoshoot?
An extensive photo shoot encompasses a professional, hired, engagement, wedding or extensive shoot utilizing professional camera equipment (multiple lenses, sun reflectors, tripod, etc.) Please note, there is no facility available for change of clothing. Appointments may be limited on holidays and holiday weekends.
We will start taking reservations for these shoots. They will be scheduled after normal business hours.
Monday - Friday 5-6:30pm and Saturday - Sunday 6-7:30pm.
The weekday photo shoot fee will be $250 and the weekend photo shoot fee will be $350.
Please call or email us at email@example.com to make arrangements.
Is there public transportation to the farm?
There is no public transportation directly to the farm, but you may take the LIRR to the town of Greenport. Lavender by the Bay is only a 20-minute bike ride from the Greenport train station. You can also take a bus through Hampton Jitney to East Marion, or arrange Dan’s Bike Rental to meet you with bikes at your hotel, train or bus stop.
What other activities are there to do on the North Fork?
There are so many activities to enjoy on the North Fork from wine tasting at one of the many local vineyards to great shopping and dining in the town of Greenport and surrounding towns. For visitor information, visit Greenport online or www.northfork.org.
The farm is not an all-day trip: please make sure to take advantage of all the North Fork has to offer.
Do you host private events at the farm?
We do not have the capabilities to host private functions at the farm at this time but are considering it for the future.
Can I bring my pet?
Yes! We are a pet-friendly farm. As long as your animal is friendly and has vaccinations they are welcome. We ask that you clean up after your pet.
Are kids welcome in the fields?
Of course! We hope your experience at the farm is educational for your entire family.
Are large groups welcome?
Please call or email us if you would like to schedule a visit for a large group. Parking and field capacity is limited and we want to ensure a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate buses or limos at the farm. Buses are not permitted to drop-off from the road in front of the farm.
Where should I stay if I want to stay overnight?
The North Fork is a great place for a getaway! The area offers lovely accommodations, from motels to bed & breakfasts. For information on local lodging, visit TripAdvisor.
How do I care for my fresh lavender bunches?
Lavender is best dried!
Never place your fresh bunches in water, as the stems will absorb the water and rot over time. If you want your lavender to dry straight, we suggest you split your bunches into 2-3 smaller bunches and secure with a rubber band.
Using an opened paper clip, attach the clip to the rubber band and hang your bunches upside down on a clothes hanger in a dry area. After 4-7 days combine your bunches and place in a vase.
We recommend you use a vase with a wide opening and remove the rubber band so the stems can breathe; this will prevent the stems from getting moldy.
If your lavender starts to wilt, hang it upside down and follow the instructions above.
How do I care for my dried lavender bunches, sachets, or pillows?
Lavender’s lovely fragrance comes from the essential oils locked inside the lavender buds. If your lavender ever loses its fragrance, gently pinch a couple of the flower buds to release the scent. If your sachet or pillow ever loses its scent, just give it a little squeeze to release the fragrance.
How long does dried lavender last?
Lavender can last for months and often years! As long as you have lavender buds intact, you will have fragrance. Just give your bunch or sachet a gentle pinch/squeeze to release more fragrance.
How do I get Lavender Honey?
Our lavender honey is always in high demand; the yield is dependent upon our busy bees. What makes our lavender honey unique is that we do not add anything to it. It’s naturally made from our hives after the bees have finished gathering nectar from our lavender plants. Due to its popularity, we sell our honey on a first come, first served basis at the farm only. Sorry, we do not ship honey.
What are the benefits of lavender?
Lavender has many benefits to the mind, body, and soul. It has soothing properties that promote relaxation for the mind and body. It can be used for its aromatic properties in its dried form and sachets.
Questions About Lavender
What is lavender?
Lavandula (lavender!), is a genus of 42 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Lavender has an aromatic smell and is known for its soothing and relaxing benefits. We offer lavender in many of its different forms including fresh (when in bloom) dried, loose, as an essential oil, and more. Shop our lavender here and read more about lavender on our blog.
The difference between English and French lavender?
Though both English and French lavender are part of the mint family (Labiatae), the differences between these two varieties of lavender include their range of flower color, bloom time, size, and level of hardiness.
How do I care for my lavender plant?
Lavender has three basic needs: Lots of sun, well-drained soil and a haircut at the end of the season. When planting your lavender in the ground, make sure the soil has good drainage and avoid planting next to a sprinkler head.
If you want to replant in a bigger pot, make sure to use one that has drainage holes as lavender is susceptible to root rot if the roots sit submerged in water.
Do not over water your plant; water only when the soil is dry to the touch. When giving your lavender a haircut at the end of the season, you will want to cut the lavender back 3-4 inches above where the plant gets woody at the base.
Avoid cutting it shorter than that; you may harm the plant. Cutting back the lavender will prepare the plant for winter and stimulate growth for the following season.
Orders, Shipping, and Returns
How much is shipping?
Shipping is always free for orders over $75. For orders under $75, there is a flat rate of $7.95 for anything domestic.
When will I receive my order?
We use USPS to ship out orders. We try our best to ship out orders expeditiously, we typically send out orders every Tuesday and Wednesday. First class packages should arrive within 3-5 business days of being shipped and Flat Rate packages should arrive within 2-3 business days of being being shipped.
Can I return my order if I don't like it?
We currently do not accept returns or refunds at this time. We take pride in all our products and we are confident that you will be happy with your purchase. In the event you are not satisfied with our products please notify us immediately so we can try to resolve your problem quickly.
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