Plan Your Visit
A few things you should know and FAQ’s for your visit.
A few things you should know about our farm before you visit.
1. We DO keep bees on the farm. Some of the hardest workers on the farm are the Rowley Creek honey bees. Not only do these tiny creatures play an extremely important role in plant pollination, but they provide us with our delicious signature lavender honey! Our bees are not aggressive and will happily go about their business if left undisturbed. Contact us for class offerings or check out the blog if you are interested in learning more about honey bees.
2. We are family owned and operated. We value our family and encourage you to value yours! We ask that children be closely supervised during your visit.
3. We are a working farm. Farms are inherently unpredictable and, at times, unsafe places to be—especially for young children. Animals, machinery, electric fences, ticks, and a nearby creek are just a few things to keep in mind. While we are excited to have you visit, please limit your wandering and frolicking to the lavender fields. Other parts of the farm are reserved for family and farmstay guests.
4. We are a FARM. As farming goes, weather plays a significant role on when the lavender blooms. While we can make our best guess, bloom times are unpredictable. Please be aware that U-pick and photography dates may change depending on the weather. In addition, farming success varies from year to year due to natural influences beyond our control, including freezing winter temperatures, moles, voles, late spring frosts, and extremely wet and rainy weather, just to name a few. Due to this fact, while all the photos on our website are taken here on the farm, the photos may not reflect the state of the fields at the time of your visit. Finally, lavender takes three years to become a full size plant. You simply cannot rush Mother Nature!
5. We do not allow outside food or beverage on the farm! Mahalo
6. We are of native Hawaiian descent. We care deeply about the land and take our stewardship of the plants and animals in our care very seriously and request that you do likewise. “Ua Mau Ke Ea O ka Aina i ka Pono”—The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. Please leave the farm as beautiful as you found it and pick up after yourselves.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to visit?
Our lavender fields will be in bloom from June to August. Check back or join our mailing list to receive farm updates, promotions, and information about our official opening date.
What are your hours?
Rowley Creek Farm is a year round destination, however farm hours are limited to special events during the fall and winter. During the lavender season, the Lavender Goods Farm Shop will be open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm. The farm is closed Sunday-Monday. Off-season hours will be by appointment only. Our lavender products and honey will also be available off-season at local craft shows, area farm events and by appointment on the farm.
Can I take pictures at your farm?
Yes! Make your visit a memorable one, share your favorite shots on Instagram and Facebook with #rowleycreekfarm. Commercial/professional photographers will be asked to pay a site fee and sign a photo release. What is a commercial photographer? A commercial photographer is anyone who sells/uses their photos for profit. Generally speaking, if you are taking photos for someone other than your immediate family you are acting in the role of a commercial photographer. You are a professional photographer if you are using an SLR camera or equivalent and using your photos for profit. Please contact us to discuss your shoot before you visit the farm! Mahalo!
Where do I park?
Our designated parking area is signposted and located at the bottom of the driveway in a field to your left. Please keep the circle drive and driveway clear for moving vehicles.
Can I book a reservation for a private event on your farm?
We are accepting bookings for private lavender events in 2020. Please complete this private group event inquiry form with your event details for more information.
Can I walk the lavender field?
Yes! Farm visit appointments must be made prior to your visit. The contribution fee of $5 per vehicle goes a long way in supporting the farm and Aloha Sustained Permaculture and can be applied at the shop for purchases over $10 the day of your visit. Aside from taking home some fresh cut lavender from the Farm Cottage, walking the lavender field is one of the best ways to experience the farm! Please do not step on any lavender plants as that may kill them and completely ruin the experience for you and the plant! (Check out our section on a few things you should know about the farm before you visit.)
Remember to support the farm by checking out our Lavender Goods Farm Shop where you will find home grown lavender products and plants for sale.
Can I stay on the farm?
Overstayers are not welcome, except for Grandma of course! However, we are excited to announce our plans for a Farmstay, the ultimate detox experience! Click here to see our progress.
Homegrown farms are awesome, how can I volunteer?
Want to enjoy more of the therapeutic effects of working the land on a lavender farm? We will be hosting an annual volunteers day in which we will harvest lavender and enjoy the ‘flowers’ of our labors. Volunteers who help out with our opening day or Lavender Festival will receive a free Rowley Creek Farm T-Shirt. Please contact us if you’d like to volunteer.
Can I bring food to the farm and eat there?
Outside food and beverage is not allowed on the farm, mahalo!
What classes do you offer?
We value education, knowledge is power! The goal of RCF ‘Education on the Farm’ is to give others access to how-to-hands-on-do-it-yourself-self-reliance information. Class topics range from gardening and bee-keeping to healing with essential oils and making your own natural household and beauty products. See our events page for more information. Please contact us if you’d like to request/teach a class on the farm.
Where are you located?
Set against the majestic backdrop of the Baraboo bluffs, Rowley Creek Farm is located 5 minutes east of Baraboo, home to the historic Circus World. Other area attractions include Cascade Ski Resort (10 min), Devil’s Lake (10 min), and the Wisconsin Dells (20 min).
Directions From I-39/90: From the I-39/90 take the WI-33 exit, EXIT 106, toward Baraboo/Portage. Merge onto WI-33 toward Baraboo. Turn left onto County Rd. X and continue straight for 1/2 a mile onto County Rd. W. You’ll see the farm sign just over the hill to your right.