Prior to this trip, I had visited lavender farms but never when the lavender was in bloom. When I saw that a lavender farm was included in the loop I was so excited. And even more so when we arrived and saw row upon row of lavender in bloom. Hood River Lavender is a beautiful, tranquil setting that has been made so inviting. Unlike a prior contributor we were encouraged to take pictures and walk through the fields, not only of lavender but beautiful flower fields. I was able to cut my own bouquet of fresh lavender for only $5 and am enjoying it as I write this. There was a sweet young woman walking the grounds to answer any questions you might have and to caution you about bees. The quaint little shed where the lavender goods are sold is a perfect setting for their products. It was a clear, beautiful day and this stop was a definite plus!