Island Lavender, the Washington Island-based lavender farm and market, announced plans to open a spacious new retail location in Ephraim in the spring of 2017. Like the Island Lavender Market at the Historic Island Dairy on Washington Island, the Ephraim store will offer more than 150 products made from locally grown lavender plants.
“With the success of the Island Lavender farm and store and our robust phone and internet business, we continually receive requests from customers for a retail location on the mainland of Door County. We are thrilled to be opening this new facility in north Ephraim, tripling the size of our existing store and enabling us to offer even more products and demonstrations,” said Marsha Williams, who co-owns Island Lavender with her husband, Scott Sonoc.
The new Island Lavender store will offer extensive shopping and learning experiences for all ages. Customers will see how lavender is harvested, processed and distilled, and how products are made. Visitors can sample handmade bath and beauty products, taste lavender ice cream, chocolates and jams, and enjoy artisan candles and home goods.
“With our new location in Ephraim will also come new jobs and increased innovation,” said Williams, who plans to add new products to the brand’s line, in response to customer comments and suggestions. Island Lavender’s new retail location at 10432 Water St. is in the large red barn that formerly housed City Farmer. “The historic 100-year-old barn is a perfect fit for our business,” said Sonoc, “honoring the agricultural history of both Ephraim and Door County and conveniently located for people to stop in and experience the pleasures of all things lavender.”
For more information, call 920.737.1531 or visit islandlavender.com.