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The French lavender is just starting to bloom in Calverton. (Credit: Tara Smith)

A sea of lavender is about to burst into bloom at Lavender by the Bay in Calverton.

Visitors can wander through rows of thousands of plants across the sprawling farm, stop and visit chickens, relax in an Adirondack chair and observe honeybees at work.

Both English and French varieties of lavender are planted at the Calverton location and their flagship farm located in East Marion, which was founded by the Rozenbaum family in 2002 as a hobby farm with little more than a roadside stand.

The lavender is in its peak season from mid-June to mid-July. We recently visited on a sunny Thursday morning to admire the start of the bloom.

You can visit either location seven days a week, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. As July progresses, the fields will get smaller as the lavender is harvested for fresh and dried bunches and other handmade products. Tickets are required to enter the fields during specified time slots. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit lavenderbythebay.com.

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