Organic lavender farming enables us to further our preservation mission by balancing our rich agricultural history with environmental concerns such as water conservation and soil structure. We use a steam distillation process right on the farm to extract the essential oil and ensure absolute purity. The oil then goes into our line of artisan products and amenities at Los Poblanos Inn to offer our guests a deeply relaxing experience directly connected to the land itself.
Our dedication to lavender will expand with more field space and special attention paid to utilizing the historic greenhouse for both year-round food sources and lavender propagation. Our farmers’ focus is on creating a Grosso cultivar specific to our unique North Valley climate and soils. This will help us have stronger plants with less work, meaning more lavender for us all to enjoy.
Our dry sunny climate is ideal for lavender cultivation and provides a sustainable crop with a terroir unique to New Mexico.
Interested in seeing our lavender in bloom?
Landscape lavender by and large blooms about mid-June, but our Grosso lavender field generally blooms through July. We harvest the lavender when flowers are about half to three-quarters of the way open (typically mid-July, depending upon growth) because that is when the essential oil content is highest.
Los Poblanos offers seasonal workshops on cultivating lavender and aromatherapy. We host a variety of classes, demos, tours, and even lavender dining events celebrating lavender season each June & July. For more details about the Los Poblanos “Lavender Labs” education series, please visit our events calendar.