Ol'Factory Farm

7th Annual Lavender Festival

12973 Upton Road, Red Creek, New York 13143

Our 7th annual Lavender Festival is scheduled for

July 12th & 13th from 9:30am - 5:00pm each day!

Enjoy a day of fun and relaxation on the farm. Pick fresh lavender bundles from the field, purchase lavender plants, enjoy wine tasting and visiting with over 50 unique craft artisans, listen and learn from our informational speakers, visit The Ol'Factory Soap Shoppe with over 40 varieties of homemade soaps, herbal teas, and various lavender products. You can also walk through our family farm museum, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride, sample baked goods and homemade lavender ice cream.


Seven years ago our festival started out with an idea to create something unique to this area. A way to bring community together during a time when small towns seem to get lost in modern day thinking. We are fortunate to have such a beautiful farm with an ideal setting. Bringing the farm back to life so to say has always been a dream of ours and over the last six years we feel as though we've accomplished this goal. Friends, family and other volunteers have helped to make the festival grow into something that I believe is so special. We are so proud to bring you highly educated individuals to share their knowledge about lavender and other beneficial herbs, local vendors to showcase their talents and handmade products, locally grown produce and other wonderful products. The addition of small town community groups to use the event for their fundraising benefits has given us a sense of satisfaction beyond words. The visitors to our farm during the festival have always supplied us with unlimited amounts of positive feedback which in turn keep the festival alive, and help to renew our energy making the event bigger and better each year. Thank you to all of our past visitors and those who plan on visiting this year...

The NYLavender Festival Committee

 

Below are some pictures from our previous years:


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Schedule of Events Saturday July 12th & Sunday July 13th

This section will be updated as we get closer to the Festival

9:30 – 10:00 Early American Flute music by Story Teller Flute Player Roy Peters
10:00 -10:45 Karen Haas; Bayview Wellness Center
   
11:00 – 11:45 SAT. Dr. Polly Fleckenstein:  Herbal Pet Care
11:00 – 11:45 SUN.   
12:00 – 1:00 SAT. Aleta Walborn: Musical Entertainment
12:00 – 1:00 SUN.  Johnny Bauer;  Musical Entertainment
   
1:15 – 2:15 Dr. Les Moore, ND, MSOM– The Healing Power of Lavender 
2:15 - ? *Dr. Moore will conduct an Herb Walk following his lecture
   
   
2:30 – 3:30  Vanessa Neal – Make a Mini Lavender Wreath , small fee - Craft Tent!
3:30 – 4:30  
3:00 – 5:00  

Arleen Hodge, herbalist from the Rochester area, will be working in the Lavender Picking Tent Area to answer your questions about growing, harvesting and using lavender!
SATURDAY 12:30 - 3:30
SUNDAY 12:30 – 3:30

Last Years Speakers...to be updated!

Description: Dr. Les Moore
Dr. Les Moore, N.D. M.S.O.M., LAc.

Dr. Moore is a pioneer and one of the world’s leaders of Integrative Medicine, being the only Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist to have served as Director of two Integrative Medicine Centers and be employed in two hospitals. He has authored two leading books on healing and continues to write and lecture internationally.

Dr. Moore received a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

 

Arleen Hodge of Cranberry Creek Herbs.

Arleen studied herbalism through Sage Mountain in Vermont under the direction of Rosemary Gladstar. She has been teaching and lecturing as well as selling herbs for about 15 years. Arleen lives in Rochester NY. 

 


Karen Haas, Bayview Wellness Center & Spa

Karen is the owner of Bayview Wellness Center and is a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. She will be speaking about aromatherapy, yoga, and meditation.


Polly Fleckenstein, DVM, MS, CVA ,  from the Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York

Dr. Fleckenstein received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. She uses acupuncture, herbal & other holistic treatments to help treat many types of medical conditions.  Dr. Fleckenstein is certified in veterinary acupuncture and continues to train in Chinese Herbal Therapy

There will be musical entertainment both days, a small children's area, great food and so much more!

 
 

Performing on Sunday only: Johnny Bauer, singer/songwriter from Rochester, NY


Performing on Saturday only:  Aleta Walborn, local singer/performer

Admission is just $4.00 children under 12 are FREE. 

Sorry, no pets are allowed due to insurance reasons

 

2013 T-Shirt Design

There are a few T-shirts left over from last years Festival.  A new design is still in the works for 2014!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! 

Come paint in our fields during the Lavender Festival and maybe your design will be on next years T-Shirt!   Contest is open to any artist, budding artist, or creative person.  Simply submit your painting within 30 days of the festival for consideration of next years T-Shirt design.  Winner will receive $75.00 and three free t-shirts with artists design.

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To introduce, educate and promote this beneficial and wonderfully fragrant herb. Through the use of instruction, demonstration, and hands on workshops, you will learn about lavender's many uses, ranging from aromatherapy and medicinal to culinary and ornamental. We use earth-friendly practices on our farm. All of our lavender is grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides.

 

Constructed in 2012! 
Walk our 60' Lavender Labyrinth

We strive to keep our festival a community based event allowing many non-profit groups such as the Red Creek Free Library, and the Rotary to use this opportunity to help with their fund raising goals. Last year the Make A Wish Foundation participated in our event, donations were collected in the Labyrinth wishing well.

We will be collecting donations again this year.

Lavender 5K Fun Run/Walk

Sunday July 13th Event promptly begins at 8 am!

Five years ago we incorporated our Annual 5k Lavender Fun Run/Walk.  In the past the run raised money for a scholastic award and was given to a student planning to attend an accredited college to study agriculture or environmental studies. This year the proceeds from the run will go to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Bee supportive of a great cause!

 

 

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Directions:

From the West: (Rochester) Take Rt. 104 East until you get to Red Creek, turn right onto Upton road about 1/4 mil past the RC High School. Olfactory Farm is the first place on the right.

From the East and North (Oswego, Fulton) Take Rt. 104 West until you reach Red Creek. Turn left onto Upton Road. Olfactory Farm is the first place on the right.

From Syracuse: Take Rt. 690 North to 370 West. Follow Rt. 370 West approx. 30 - 35 miles. Through Plainville, Meridian, Cato and Victory. Upton road will be the next road on your right after the blinking light in Victory. Take Upton road approx. 3 miles. Olfactory Farm is the last place on the left. If you come to Route 104 you have gone too far.

From Weedsport: (Thruway): Take Route 34 North to Route 370.  Make a left onto 370 heading west. After you reach the blinking light in Victory, Upton road will be the next road on your right. Take Upton road approx. 3 miles to Olfactory Farm. This is the last place on the left before you reach Rt. 104.

From Auburn: Take Rt. 38 North to Rt. 370. Turn left onto 370 and then take the next right onto Upton Road. Olfactory Farm is the last place on the left before you reach Rt. 104.



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