This is the second lavender field we went to.
The first one boasted "a hundred different varieties" in their Lavender Festival write-up ... and I don't want to say that was false advertising - because maybe they had only one plant of each variety - but their "farm" was a front yard with three rows. And their official Lavender Ambassador was a man with no shirt on (my sisters reaction upon seeing him : well, that's not very professional) They also advertised "herbs" with "calming medicinal properties" - which retrospectively makes me think that mayyyybe they specialize in another kind of growing.
After some quick googling we found Sauvie Island Lavender Farm. Even though it wasn't as expansive as I had dreamed, I was happy. The lovely lady-owner let us pick our own bunches, and she tied mine up with a bow for my birthday.
There's nothing like the smell of lavender and lowered expectations to sooth the soul.
(photos) on film with Pentax k1000