Lavender Valley opens for 2 days in April
APACHE Lavender Valley Acres will open for a spring open house next month.
After being closed for a year, the agricultural tourism attraction will be open for two days, April 7 and 8, for customers to come pick out new lavender plants and products. This is the only event of the year that Anita Sodhi Thomasser, organizer, can commit to with ongoing family health issues.
A wide variety of lavender plants of different varieties will be available, along with lavender soap, oil, spray and cookies and tea.
Lavender Valley Acres was closed after its co-founder, Lynda Sodhi, was diagnosed with leukemia less than a year after the attraction's founder, Jag Sodhi, also died from the same disease. Their daughter, Thomasser, stepped in to take over the lavender operation, but found herself overwhelmed last spring with trying to maintain the plants and take care of her mother.
Spring is the perfect time to purchase and plant lavender ahead of the hot summer months. The next few cooler months give the plant time to establish itself in the ground before scorching temperatures and dry weather sets in for good. Thomasser will be on hand to offer advice on planting and cultivating lavender and utilizing the plant for homemade products.