New Mexico February 23, 2017
The Beautiful Lavender Farm Hiding In Plain Sight In New Mexico That You Need To Visit
The sweet, slightly herbal scent of lavender has soothing qualities and the sight of fields of lavender is pretty relaxing too. Since Ancient Egyptian times, people have appreciated this plant and if you’re a lavender lover, you need to check out this organic farm in New Mexico.
Located in scenic Abiquiu, Purple Adobe Lavender Farm is a little off the beaten path. It’s just off Highway 84 (between mile markers 210 And 211).
As you can see, the setting is idyllic.
The farm is an easy drive from Santa Fe and Taos. It’s also only two hours from Albuquerque, making it a viable destination for a day trip.
At the moment, the lavender isn’t in bloom. In fact, the fields look more like this.
However, the farm is open between April and October.
Whatever time of year you make the pilgrimage out here, you’ll encounter the soft purple hue of lavender everywhere you look…
…From the paint on the doors, to the employees’ outfits, to the hammock that swings in the breeze, waiting for you to lounge in it.
The farm is a fiesta of purple.
To immerse yourself in the aroma of lavender, visit during July or August, when the farm’s 2500 bushes are in bloom.
When you arrive, head to the Tea House for lavender iced tea and scones.
Consuming lavender is a type of comfort eating that actually works! And the baked goods are often accompanied by spreads like peach compote, which is made from the sixty plus fruit trees on the property.
Investigate the store, which sells body products made using the farm’s crop (also available online).
Purple Adobe’s lavender linen spray is almost magical. From personal experience, I can attest that it really helps with insomnia if you spritz it over bedding. Perhaps the secret to the quality of these items lies in the high altitude growing environment, which produces sweeter than usual lavender oil.
To totally unwind, try walking the farm's labyrinth. This meditative practice is common to a range of religions but, regardless of your beliefs, exploring a labyrinth while surrounded by lavender is the definition of bliss.
Each year, Purple Adobe hosts a lavender festival.
It features tours of the lavender fields, craft making, live music and more. Admission is free and, in 2017, this event takes place on July 8th and 9th.
Lavender season at Purple Adobe is yet another reason to eagerly anticipate spring.
Have you visited this gorgeous and tranquil spot in the Chama River Valley?
For more information, check out the farm’s
website or Facebook page.
You may also be interested in our past article: “
There’s A Restaurant On This Remote New Mexico Farm And You’ll Want To Visit.”