Eatwell Farm Lavender Harvest 2017 / by Ed Walker

 Joyce stacking the Lavender in the drying shed at Eatwell Farm

Joyce stacking the Lavender in the drying shed at Eatwell Farm

I’m at my brothers’ farm at the moment, during my visit they have their annual Lavender harvest. Over the course of a weekend the farm crew use chainsaws to cut the lavender and place it on the top of the bushes and members of the CSA give their time to come and bunch and hang the lavender in the drying room. In return they get a weekend at the farm, fed and watered very well indeed and a camp fire with smores.

I shot the event using my Sony and 35mm lens and applied the same processing as usual but with added saturation to really make the lavender pop. Please share if you like and tell me what you think in the comments.

 Stacks of newly cut Lavender.

Stacks of newly cut Lavender.

 The crew cut the Lavender.

The crew cut the Lavender.

 CSA members bunch the Lavender.

CSA members bunch the Lavender.

 A CSA member bunched up Lavender.

A CSA member bunched up Lavender.

 Bees buzz around the Lavender.

Bees buzz around the Lavender.

 A CSA member bunches Lavender.

A CSA member bunches Lavender.

 Lilly collects the bunches of Lavender for drying.

Lilly collects the bunches of Lavender for drying.

 Cameron bringing the Lavender into the drying room.

Cameron bringing the Lavender into the drying room.

 CSA members hang the Lavender.

CSA members hang the Lavender.

 Lunch in the farm house.

Lunch in the farm house.

 Smores

Smores

 Campfire and the end of a long day.

Campfire and the end of a long day.