Clairmont Farms is a family owned lavender farm located in the Santa Ynez Valley in Los Olivos California. We grow the original Grosso variety lavender, its oil is known for its many healing qualities and Provence lavender for both culinary and oil. The fields are beautiful with the backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Three hundred year old oak trees dot the grounds. Filmmakers, photographers and painters arrive each year and apply their craft.
The driveway is lined with olive trees that were planted by the Spanish Missionaries over 175 years ago.
Our farm is entirely organic. We harvest both with the traditional method of cutting each plant by hand, banding, and hanging the bundles in the barn (for sale in the shop year round) and also with a small hand held hedge clipper for the remainder of the fields to be used for oil distillation.
The cut is sun dried, thrashed, sifted and steam distilled in copper here on the farm. The resulting oil is organic, highly concentrated, and sweet because it has been made with low temperature in copper (see "distill process" on the "lavender info page for more information). The process may be seen on You Tube under Clairmont Farms Distillation. Lavender has been used for centuries, lavender is the best-known herb for its medicinal and healing properties.
We are very proud of our culinary lavender (Provence) for its delightful addition to teas, honey, salt and pepper and for baking and a spice that enhances the flavor of many dishes.
In addition to our Essential Oil, we also offer a complete line of Grosso lavender based personal care products. Located at 2480 Roblar Ave in Los Olivos, California, the farm in open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm except Tuesdays (closed). 10 am to 4 pm with time change. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the fields, picnic and shop in our boutique located next to the fields.
We may be reached at 805-688-7505 (landline and answer machine) or immediately at 805-245-6525 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meryl Ann Tanz and Sean Everett Crowder