No, it’s not Lavender time. It’s not even close! But over this past Valentine’s Day weekend, there was a local Lavender farm/winery that had a little sweetheart’s special going on. I decided to check out the free samples of lavender infused fudge and chocolates, as well as wine samplings at Stringtown Farms, Eatonville, Washington.
Wine sampling is free, and there are many types that include both red and white wines, including a Lavender Honey wine, which is really a Mead, but a bit on the dry side. I’m not much of a wine drinker, but if I do have a sip, it needs to be on the sweet side. So unfortunately, I did not walk away with any wine purchase. But I did fall in love with the white chocolate lavender fudge. There is a chocolate lavender fudge, as well, if that is better suited to your palate.
Inside the farm’s cozy, little gift shop, one can find an assortment of lavender infused products, such as lavender hand lotion, lavender bar soaps, soy candles, dried lavender wreaths and bundles, lavender bath salts, lavender infused honey, lavender cookie dough and scone mixes, etc. Did I leave anything out? Sure, there’s more! Even local artist paintings of nearby, beautiful Mount Rainier.
The lavender farm owner, John Adams, is a pleasure to converse with, and makes you feel right at home in the peaceful, evergreen surroundings. I will be sure to stop back again to purchase more of that delicious lavender fudge, now that I know where to get some.
How does one get to Stringtown Farms? It’s pretty easy, especially if you’ve ever traveled to Mount Rainier National Park. Just follow Hwy 7, also know as Mountain Highway, from the Tacoma regional area. Take a left at the Eatonville Cutoff Road intersection and drive 4 miles. Watch for the farm’s sign on the right side of the road. Pretty simple!
I can’t wait until summer to view the gardens at the farm that will have several varieties of Lavender!
PS. The lavender fudge is made by a local business called Oh, Fudge. One can order delicious fudge directly from their Etsy webpage.