Visit to Mt. Shasta Lavender Farms

by Shasta Cascade on July 12, 2009

One of the most beautiful places in Siskiyou County is the Mt. Shasta Lavender Farms, located about thirty minutes north of Mt. Shasta.

Located in a high desert environment (elevation 3,500 ft), and seemingly located in the middle of nowhere, this is the last place you would ever expect to find any type of farm. You can see for miles in each direction. The landscape is filled with volcanic rock, sagebrush, and dry pine.

In a perfect example of man over nature, a local couple has transformed a patch of high desert into a beautiful oasis of purple lavender. The farm grows both English and French lavender in wind-swept rows. A gorgeous view of the Mount Shasta serves as a backdrop, and the view is absolutely stunning.  Visitors can pick their own lavender from the field ($3 for 100 stems), and best of all there is no admission fee. 

There is a store on site, where you can buy a number of lavender products like essential oils, creams and lotions while classical Italian opera plays over the sound system. You can also enjoy a glass of cool lavender lemonade, complimentary of the farm.

The owners are retired psychologists from Sacramento.  They wanted to build a lavender farm inspired by the beautiful farms found in Tuscany.  They found a piece of high desert property for sale back in 2003, and went about building their creation.

One major obstacle was the hundreds of tons of volcanic rock and boulders that littered the landscape.  At first, they tried to remove all the rock to make room for the lavender, but soon realized it was easier to truck in the topsoil.

The resulting creation is well worth a visit.

Mt. Shasta Lavender Farms
9706 Harry Cash Road
Montague, CA 96064
Phone: (530) 926-2651
http://www.mtshastalavenderfarms.com


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Frances June 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Where do you leave I-5 to access Harry Cash Road?

Paul June 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Hi Frances, from I-5, you’ll take the Highway 97 exit at the town of Weed. Go north on 97 and take a left on Country Road 12. take a right on Harry Cash Road.

Susie July 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Hi:

I was just wondering what your hours and days you are open?

Thank you
Susie

Yang July 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm

Hi, would like to visit Mt. Shasta during labor day this year. I’m wondering whether you still open in September. I don’t expect to see the lavender still blooming in the filed though.

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