Lavender Bunches are ON SALE NOW at Sonoma Garden Park

Lovely Lavender Bunches are ON SALE NOW at Sonoma Garden Park,

19990 Seventh St. East, Sonoma, just north of Denmark St.

Saturday Harvest Market, 9 am – 1 pm  (no market on July 5th)
and Wednesdays at the Garden Park from  9 am – 3 pm

Much of the lavender has been donated by the Swillinger Family.  Proceeds from these sales help support garden programs.

Lavender is the perfect gift to lift someone’s spirits!
Aromatherapy qualities include:  calming the nerves, relaxing the mind,  natural analgesic, anti-depressant and anti-inflamatory.

Plus you can cook with it!
Lavender Lemonade
Simply pour boiled water over 1/4  cup of fresh lavender buds or 1 tablespoon dried buds in a mason quart jar.  Add agave syrup or honey to taste. Let steep for 20 minutes.  Strain into a pitcher and add 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice.  Chill and drink!

see the link below for more recipes!

Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes approx 3 dozen
  • 1/2 cup real butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • *** 2 Tbsp. dried Sweet Lavender flowers (3-4 Tbsp. fresh flowers)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 generous cup good chocolate chips

Bowl 1: Blend butter, sugar & Lavender until smooth. Add egg, milk & vanilla in next.

Bowl 2: Blend oatmeal, flour, and baking powder together; add in your chocolate chips to this dry mix.

Blend both mixes together to form soft dough.
(If it is too sticky, add a bit more flour.)

Place by teaspoons onto baking tray.
Set oven @ 350° F
Bake 10 minutes for soft cookies, 15 mins for crisp ones.

OPTIONAL: Add 3 or 4 pieces of crystallized ginger finely chopped OR zest of one orange. OR: 1 cup nuts, raisins, coconut OR dried sweetened cranberries.
FOR A CHOCOLATE dough base: Add ½ cup of cocoa powder in with flour & sugar and decrease the chocolate chip amount slightly.

Tiona Gundy
Sonoma Garden Park Coordinator
Sonoma Ecology Center
996-0712 X 120