What you'll do
Tour a local, family lavender farm and learn about dryland farming practices in southwest Colorado both modern and ancient. You will also learn about the history & uses of lavender and how we are transforming our farm to be drought-tolerant and sustainable. We will discuss the impacts of climate change in our region and some of the steps local farmers are taking to adapt to the changing environment.
The farmers will then show you how to harvest the lavender and give you your own bundle to take home & enjoy! We also have a field of wildflowers and seasonal produce for purchase.
We have several picnic spots ready for you to enjoy your lunch and take in the picturesque landscape of rural Colorado. Tables are set with lavender lemonade where you can rest and revitalize your soul. (Picnic lunch is not provided by the farmers, so please pack your own! Cheese plates are available for purchase.)
Just as a note, on arrival you may hear one (or both) of the Australian shepherds "guarding" the house. The dogs are behind a secure fence or in the house and guests will not interact with them.
About the Tour
Tours meet at Whistling Squirrel Ranch, 14756 Road 21 in Cortez, Colorado.
Tours are Wednesday's & Friday's at 11 AM
If that doesn't work in your schedule, request a new date/time!
Lavender blooms in mid-summer, so tour is only available June & July.
The tour of the farm is approximately 40 minutes long and the walk can be shortened or lengthened to fit the groups ability. After the tour you are welcome to enjoy a picnic lunch and relax until as late as 2 PM.
Cost: $20 per person
*20% discount for groups of 4 or more
Whistling Squirrel Ranch provides homemade lavender lemonade for every guest, and guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch. A locally crafted cheese plate is available for an additional $14. (Charcuterie boards feed between 2 - 3 people).
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