About the Farm
Cowlitz Falls Lavender Co. is quietly located in the heart of Randle, Washington situated in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range and within 25 aerial miles of Mount St. Helens. Mount Lawetlat'la "the smoker" as it is known to the Cowlitz, is an active stratovolcano that helped prepare the ground we use to grow our product. The pomace present in our soil helps aid in drainage, some areas are as thick as four feet below our foot of topsoil.
Our farm is surrounded by many adventures for the outdoor explorer local attractions include many campgrounds, Lake Skanewa which is only a few miles from the farm, the mighty Cowlitz River, not to mention hundreds of miles of forest roads to explore. Visit the Randle Ranger Station for permits for seasonal berry picking and more!
Our farm journey began in 2014 with the purchase of vacant land. Having no idea what to do with it, and in a bad state of management, we needed to figure something out. Debbie enjoyed going to Sequim every year for their lavender festival. She joked about starting her own lavender farm, so in the winter of 2014 we moved a couple dozen test plants to a cultivated area of the farm for a test. After an over winter and no maintenance the plants did well, so we cleared our first acre of scotch broom, stumps, and garbage and planted 2600 plants. The following year we added another 2600 plants in a different variety. Over the years, our brand, process, and quality have grown and although we have met many challenges such as the loss of Debbie in 2018 we continue to push forward developing her vision. In 2021 her vision was realized with our largest festival yet, Debbie's farm had almost 4,000 visitors, close to 50 vendors, painting classes, demonstrations, and Washington royalty all attending at the peak of harvest which also happens to be her birthday weekend. As first generation farmers, we are continuously learning how not and how to grow and bring lavender to market and we have a lot of new things ahead. Thank you for being a part of our journey!