The 2018 bloom in East Marion. (Credit: Kryssy Massa)
Fans of Lavender by the Bay won’t have to travel as far east to visit blooming lavender fields starting Saturday. The popular East Marion farm is opening an outpost in Calverton this weekend.
Visitors can expect a paired down version of the original, with one acre of French and English lavender slowly starting to come into bloom, as opposed to the 17-acre East Marion property that is home to some 80,000 lavender plants.
We’re weeks off from blossoming fields of lavender, but you can get an early taste of the beauty to come at Lavender by the Bay’s newly redesigned farm stand.
The popular East Marion lavender farm enlisted White Flower Farmhouse owner and designer Lori Guyer to reimagine the existing 800-square-foot farm stand into a welcoming space representative of the North Fork.
As much as the locals may hate the traffic, you can’t deny what a beautiful sight it is to see this East Marion lavender farm in bloom. Lavender by the Bay attracts hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors each summer. (more…)
The English lavender at Lavender by the Bay in East Marion. (Credit: Kendall Stark photo)
The gorgeous English lavender is expected to bloom at Lavender by the Bay this weekend, a stunning occurrence that draws thousands to the East Marion lavender farm every summer.
While Orient and East Marion residents and business owners have complained of road congestion during the bloom, this year the farm’s owner has removed one acre of plants to add 100 parking spots. The farm previously had 65 spots.
“Although we were sad to remove over an acre of gorgeous lavender plants along the east border, it was done tastefully and does not take away from the beauty of the fields,” said Chanan Rozenbaum, vice president of the 17-acre farm. “Our first consideration is safety for both our visitors and our neighbors, and we want to do what it takes to keep our customers comfortable while also minimizing any inconvenience to residents. (more…)