Special Event at the Growers' Market - Lavender and Garlic Celebration
Saturday, July 9th from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm (extended hours)
On July 9th, the Growers' and Arts/Crafts Markets will have a Lavender and Garlic Celebration with extended hours to 1 pm. This is the 15th annual event. The market will feature fresh cut lavender bouquets, lavender plants, special lavender products, various types of garlic, and special products featuring garlic. The classes and demonstrations will be held in a large tent by the handball courts. The Los Ranchos 4-H group will have a special booth again this year. In addition to the classes, various arts/crafts vendors will be demonstrating or discussing various techniques used to produce lavender and garlic themed art at their booths.
7:45 – 8:15 am: Cooking with Lavender & Garlic (Savory)
8:30 – 9:00 am: Growing Lavender & Companion Plants
9:15 – 10:30 am: Using Lavender/ Lavender Wand demonstration
10:45 – 11:15 am: Growing Garlic
11:30 – 12 noon: Lavender Products to make at home
12:15 – 12:45 pm: Cooking with Lavender & Garlic (Savory)
Lavender in the Village Festival - Saturday, July 16th
Join us this year on Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This event will be held at the Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center
Lavender in the Village will host the Lavender Celebration this year. Visit the Festival from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. at 4920 Rio Grande Blvd NW.
Lavender represents not only a plant and fragrance but, more importantly, it represents a "lifestyle". This lifestyle is one of peace and serenity in a semi-rural, agricultural setting. It is one that most city dwellers can only dream of and visit on occasion. Our Lavender Festival gives the city dwellers a chance to get out of the city and decompress. Lavender, as well as our festival, represents romance and intrigue much like the name Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. The ditches are flowing, fields are greening up, alfalfa is being cut, and fruits and vegetables are growing. Visitors are treated to a vibrant display of rural and agricultural heritage.
The mission of the Lavender in the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is to preserve and enhance Los Ranchos public open space, stimulate an interest in sustainable agriculture, with an emphasis on educating the public, including such matters as historic agriculture, lavender and its uses, and fostering community spirit.
Please follow this link to the official Lavender in the Village website.