Front Porch Series
Lavender Personal Products

Lavender Personal Products
Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST (duration is approximately one hour)
Speaker: Sarah Richards, Lavender Wind Farm


Selecting resale products that are right for you and your business is an important step for commercial lavender farmers. Unless you exclusively wholesale raw production, creating the right line of personal products is strategic and valuable. This webinar reviews a wide range of Lavender Personal Products from a production and marketing perspective allowing you the opportunity to make appropriate choices for your business.

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About the speaker

Sarah Richards Sarah founded Lavender Wind Farm in 2000, starting the first season with 400 plants. Now, 23 years later, the farm has about 6-acres in cultivation, growing 17 different varieties of lavender. in the autumn of 2021 she sold the farm part of the operation to a couple who will continue growing lavender. She is a founding board member of the United States Lavender Growers Association.

Sarah has taught Lavender 101 classes at the annual Whidbey Island Master Gardeners Workshop and given talks to many garden clubs. She created and manages the Lavender Wind website and social media pages. She had been distilling lavender for more than 20 years, including the use of both a 150-liter copper still and a small lab still.

In addition to starting and running the farm, Sarah created a manufacturing and retail facility in a charming 1916 bungalow located in the historic waterfront district of Coupeville on Whidbey Island. It has been remodeled to suit several purposes – manufacturing, retail, bakery, and nursery sales. She has formulated her body, household, and food products which are now manufactured in this facility. After 22 years of growing lavender and welcoming customers to her farm, the retail portion of her business is now focused on this charming shop, which is a draw for locals and tourists alike.

Sarah’s background includes a career as a mental health counselor, a computer programmer, and one of the first female telephone installers in Denver. These days, when not working, she is reawakening her passion in photography and art.