Calico Fields to host ‘Lavendar Weekend’
MILLINGTON — Calico Fields lavender farm, located in northern Queen Anne’s County, will host its annual “Lavender Weekend” on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Calico Fields welcomes guests to view the lavender field in bloom. Cut your own lavender, try a lavender tea or lemonade, and sample some of the products made exclusively by Calico Fields at the lavender shop.
Located between Sudlersville and Millington, on Maryland Route 313, Calico Fields grows lavender and aronia berry and raises honeybees. Celebrating its 12th year, Calico Fields grows a number of different varieties of lavender, which is integrated into its extensive product line.
At Calico Fields, visitors will find a lavender shop, a variety of flower and vegetable gardens, and a woodland trail to Unicorn Lake. With a commitment to environmental protection, Calico Fields is chemical and pesticide free, powered by solar power, and emphasizes sustainable agriculture and habitat protection.
This year, Calico Fields will have two local vendors as part of Lavender Weekend. Tilmon Island winery will feature wine made from Calico Fields aronia berries. Additionally, Lockbriar Farms Ice Cream Company will offer two flavors of Lavender ice cream, also made with lavender from the farm.
“We’re really looking forward to Lavender Weekend,” said Calico Fields owners Jay and Christa Falstad. “We love sharing our farm as part of our annual event.”
In addition to lavender, aronia and honeybees, Calico Fields grows milkweed specifically for monarch butterflies and has a variety of different habitats aimed at supporting pollinating species throughout the farm. The woodland part of the property is preserved for wildlife habitat and is protected under a Maryland Forest Crop management program.
Calico Fields is “BayWise” certified by the Queen Anne’s County Master Gardner program for its sustainable practices aimed at improving water quality and helping the environment.
Admission is free. Pets are welcome, but must be kept on a leash.
For more information, see www. calicofieldslavender. com or call 410-739-6570.
Calico Fields Lavender Farm in Millington is open to the public June 10 and 11 for “Lavender Weekend.”