The Frolicking Deer Lavender Farm grows hand-crafted quality lavender products on 52 acres in far western New Mexico. They are dedicated to wise energy and water use. Lavender, being a hardy and drought tolerant perennial, thrives atop the cool mesas in the high arid desert. Lavender as an agriculture product is an environmentally perfect fit with the surrounding Datil Mountains.
Lavender can improve your life by reducing stress; its natural aromatic properties induce relaxation of the body and mind and assists in lowering anxiety. Lavender is a centuries-old healing herb. It was used as part of wound care during the Civil War and WWI. Lavender also has an array of culinary uses and is a flexible ingredient that lends its unique flavor to anything from sweet baked goods to savory meat rubs.
The Frolicking Deer Lavender Farm was founded in 2002 in recognition of the re-emergence of lavender oil and its increasing popularity as a cosmetic and therapeutic derivative. There are over 400 sub-species of lavender in the world. The finest French Grosso, Provence and English dwarf Munstead varietals are drought tolerant and thrive at 7800 feet of elevation of west-central New Mexico.
It is important to note, especially in this age of eco-awareness, that the Frolicking Deer Lavender Farm owners enjoy being off-grid and solar reliant. They derive great satisfaction in growing a water-wise commodity with an energy-wise philosophy.