Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pleasant Valley Lavender Farm: Morganville, NJ

 Today 2 of my Soapy Pals, Donna from Ekoaromas and Eva from Soapistication and Gnosis Body Care went on a day trip to Pleasant Valley Lavender Farm located in Morganville, NJ. Eva and I were traveling in from Astoria, NY and it took us no longer than 1 hour and 15 mns. Of course these 2 city girls missed the right hand turn we needed to make and then of course we found our way and again missed the farm which was on the left hand side. We just laughed and realized GPS is so important for moments like this!! Donna was already there awaiting us and luckily didn't have to wait too long.

We were so happy to be out of NYC and enjoy NJ air, lavender all around us, 10 acres of greenery and great people. Ellen and her husband were gracious and hospitable. Their daughter made amazing sugar lavender cookies which were sooooo gooodddd!!! We also had a great lavender infused lemonade and lavender infused butter with bread.
We cut lavender and bought some soap, and received samplings of their soap and culinary lavender. We sat for about 2 hours on the tables and chairs just talking and relaxing. It was a perfect day and a great opportunity for us to build our friendship.

We look forward to going back!



  1. good post! I've been working on mine for HOURS and still having technical problems ... grrr! At least I got to read your re-cap ... mine wil probably be old news again!

  2. Great post Melissa. I am going on Friday so I will report back my findings as well. And Donna, you still having issues with your blog?

  3. Oh how I would love to go here! Lavender cookies, lemonade, & butter YUMM-O!! Sounds wonderful!

  4. It was a wonderful place to visit and one that I will go back again and again. Everyone should have a lavender farm near them and if you do take full advantage of it!!

  5. Erin from SoapsmithsJuly 18, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    I totally second Rebecca's comment about the lavender foods.....sounds divine :)

  6. It really was divine Erin and so easy to make..So take some of the lavender you are growing and put it in a pot of lemonade and let it brew for a few hours..Chill with ice and sit back and relax!