We are a 1/2 acre market garden and orchard located in Nampa, Idaho and 2 acres Lavender Farm in Garden Valley, Idaho. We keep honeybee hives in Nampa and Garden Valley to help pollinate all of our garden goodies, lavender farm and orchard.
We do not use pesticides in our garden, lavender farm, and orchard. We hand weed the land and borrow our chickens' keen eyes for bug control. We use organic Black Gold potting soil when starting our seedlings in our green house and then fertilize the plants with local earthworm castings and Zamzow's Chicken Fertilizer. Our products are GMO-free, no MSG, non-irradiated, and no preservatives are used.
Our garden goodies are sold based on when they are in season and when they are available. You can always contact us to see what we have in season. Prices may change each year.
Gros Nez Lavender is dedicated to offering our costumers natural lavender products, bath and body products, wedding favors, and culinary products. We also sell produce, honey, and lavender products at the local Nampa Farmers Market starting in mid-May until October for 2019. We try to grow and sell only heirloom varieties.
The name of the business is French for "big nose". We created the business back in summer 2006 and started the nursery with 300 Provence Lavender plants in 1 acre of land in Garden Valley, Idaho.
Since then, we have expanded our lavender nursery to 2 acres. In 2015, we added Russian honeybees to our farm to help pollinate our plants and began selling our raw lavender honey. Our hives thrive very well in the mountain climate and produce enough honey for us to sell annually starting in October. Honey produced from our Garden Valley nursery consists of lavender and clover.
In 2016, we added Italian honeybees to our garden and orchard in Nampa, Idaho. Honey produced from our garden comes from the nectar of sunflowers and wildflowers.
Please check our honey page for availability of honey - typically around October.
We offer a variety of culinary goods such as lavender herbs and spices, breads, cupcakes, and cookies. In 2018, we created gourmet lavender baked goods at the Nampa Farmer's Market for dogs and humans. The baker in our family daylights as a veterinarian - so all our dog products are veterinary approved!
All of our culinary products are packaged at:
University of Idaho - Food Technology Center
1908 E Chicago Avenue
Caldwell, ID 83605
See our Culinary section for more details. We can provide baked goods upon request if set up 3-4 days prior via email.
*DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE NOT SELLING AT THE FARMERS MARKET FOR 2020. WE ARE STILL TAKING ONLINE ORDERS FOR HONEY*
We sell at the local Nampa Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm from May until October. Just look for the purple tablecloth! The Farmers Market is located in downtown Nampa at Loyd's Square.