I often find people interested in starting their own lavender farm. I am often asked questions like 'What goes into planning and getting a farm up and running?' The answers? How much time do you have? Do you have the money to invest? Do you have land readily available? Will lavender grow reliably in your area? I may not be able to provide all the answers here, but I can share our experience.
If you read my profile, you know that I had a dream - a dream that many thought was crazy and bizarre. A lavender farm in New York state? When I thought of the idea there weren't any farms in NY that I could reference on the internet. Now we have a handful spread across the state. Initially, I had no land, little knowledge on the plant and how to grow it. So I did research. A lot of research. I bought, read and sifted through many books and articles. The first article I came across is what I have based most of my direction on: