Lavender & Sunflower Harvests

Maize Valley Lavender by Paul Basel Photography

From a past edition of OhioTraveler

Maize Valley Farm, Market, Winery & Craft Brewery near historic downtown Hartville is excited to announce it will be offering multiple ways that guests may experience Lavender Harvest and Sunflower Harvest!

“Lavender harvesting at Maize Valley has steadily been growing over the past three years,” said Co-Owner and family member at Maize Valley Bill Bakan. “We have over 2,500 plants consisting of 10 cultivars covering almost two acres.  These cultivars are suitable for culinary, processing, or ornamental uses.  The third year of production is when most plants begin to reach maturity.  In late November & December, we cover the entire field with fabric to protect the plants from bitter winter wind chills.  The plants were looking very healthy when we tucked them in. We are preparing for a great harvest!”

Lavender Harvest season is targeted to begin mid-June at Maize Valley and lasts about five weeks. Visitors may take a short walk to the field where they will receive all the tools and instruction that they need to cut their bouquet.  They will be offering two different daily U-Cut time slots.  There will be a 12:00pm to 3:00pm time slot and a 5:00pm to 8:00pm available Monday through Saturday (Closed on Sunday).  The winery, craft brewery and restaurant will be open from 10:00am till 8:00pm Monday through Saturday for those wishing some refreshments.  Maize Valley produces 16 on-site Craft Beers on tap and over twenty varieties of wine ranging from sweet to dry at their restaurant. Admission rates, details, and weather updates will be available on the Maize Valley event page and website.

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