Although lavender isn't a widely-grown crop in Kentucky, you can find nearly 600 fragrant purple plants blooming in late spring and early summer at The Lavender Farm at Woodstock, a small lavender farm located outside of Somerset.
The farm is owned by Allison Horseman and Mary May, a mother-daughter duo passionate about their farming legacy and diversity in agriculture…and it all started with $600.
Our father and grandfather, L.G. Colyer, borrowed that sum to buy a farm in south-central Kentucky where lavender plants now grow. During the Great Depression, he did not have the means to make the payments on his loan, so he traveled by train to Detroit to work for two years.
The money he sent home to Kentucky would save this land and begin the farm’s legacy.
Today on the farm, we infuse our love of agriculture, our love of family and our love of our land into a rejuvenating home, body and kitchen product line.
Responsibly sourced, authentic and effective, our products support fellow local growers and businesses that are making a difference in their communities.
Our products are rooted in heritage and crafted with care. They will make you feel good about you, and the world around you.
We share our story and farm by hosting teas, festivals, and classes during lavender season. In addition, we also hand-craft a variety of lavender products that are sold online at kylavender.com and at numerous retail locations.
The most popular products crafted by The Lavender Farm at Woodstock include:
- Lavender sachets crafted with buds from the farm
- Linen/Pillow Spray made with lavender and chamomile
- Goat Milk and Honey hand cream that moisturizes and soothes without parabens
- “Serenity,” a lavender roll-on and slightly floral natural perfume that may ease anxiety, help relieve headache pain
- Lavender Lip Balm, a best seller that naturally restores dry, chapped lips
- Natural Lavender Soaps that cleanse and moisturize all skin types
- Hand-sewn eye pillows filled with flax seed and lavender buds
- and more!