This year, celebrations will begin with the Lavender in the Village Festival on July 20th and 21st, 2019.  The Los Ranchos Growers' Market will hold the 18th Annual Lavender and Garlic Celebration at the Market.  Details and updates will be posted as they are received.

 Join Lavender in the Village on Saturday and Sunday, July 20th and 21st, 2019
This event will be held at the Larry P. Abraham Agri-Nature Center, located at 4920 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos, NM

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Lavender in the Village will host the Lavender Celebration this year. 

Lavender represents not only a plant and fragrance but, more importantly, it represents a "lifestyle".  This lifestyle is one of peace and serenity in a semi-rural, agricultural setting.  It is one that most city dwellers can only dream of and visit on occasion.  Our Lavender Festival gives the city dwellers a chance to get out of the city and decompress.  Lavender, as well as our festival, represents romance and intrigue much like the name Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.  The ditches are flowing, fields are greening up, alfalfa is being cut, and fruits and vegetables are growing.  Visitors are treated to a vibrant display of rural and agricultural heritage. 

The mission of the Lavender in the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is to preserve and enhance Los Ranchos public open space, stimulate an interest in sustainable agriculture, with an emphasis on educating the public, including such matters as historic agriculture, lavender and its uses, and fostering community spirit.

 

Special Event at the Arts and Growers' Market - 18th Annual Lavender and Garlic Celebration Weekend of July 13th and 14th, 2019

Both Growers’ and Arts Markets will have extended hours on Saturday July 13, 2019 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Art Market will have extended hours on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Growers' and Arts/Crafts Markets will have a Lavender and Garlic Celebration with extended hours. This is the 18th annual event.  The market will feature fresh cut lavender bouquets, lavender plants, special lavender products, various types of garlic, and special products featuring garlic.  There will be classes and various arts/crafts vendors will be demonstrating or discussing various techniques used to produce lavender and garlic themed art at their booths.