Lavender Simple Syrup

Making syrups in your favorite flavors might sound complicated, but with this recipe you’ll find it can be easy and simple. Lavender isn’t a flavor you’ll find on the menu of every coffee shop or cocktail bar, but it gives your favorite beverage a unique and delicious flavor. Try adding this simple syrup to your iced drinks and enjoy its earthy, floral flavor.


1 cup water
3 ½ T. lavender buds
2 cups sugar


In a medium pot, bring your water to a rolling boil.

Add your lavender buds and sugar to the pot.

Reduce to low medium-low heat and stir in the sugar until it has dissolved.

Simmer the mixture for 15 minutes uncovered.

Remove the syrup from heat and allow it to steep for an hour, uncovered.
Using a fine strainer or sieve, separate the lavender buds from the syrup.

Put the syrup in a mason jar or container with a strong-sealing lid and refrigerate.

The lavender simple syrup will keep for 1-2 months if well sealed.


Serving Suggestions:

Add 1-2 T of syrup to your iced or hot coffee and stir to combine.

Drizzle it over waffles or pancakes.

Use it in sugar glazes for baked goods.

Add it to fresh lemonade.

Use as a one-to-one replacement for simple syrup in your favorite cocktails.

LOCAL FOCUS White Oak Lavender Farm

White Oak Lavender Farm is just one of over 150 local vendors the co-op represents. Here is their story.

By Guest Blogger- Kaitlin Fee

The White Oak Lavender Farm is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and provides a variety of goods and services to the local community. While visiting the lavender farm, you are surrounded by a plethora of events and activities. The farm embodies a relaxed atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. The farm offers lavender classes such as wreath making, aroma 101, wreath and wine, and wands and wine. These classes are listed on an updated schedule featured on the website. The classes cover topics such as incorporating lavender into everyday life and providing instruction for creating crafts using lavender.


The farm was established in 2005 by the Haushalter family. Julie Haushalter enjoyed experimenting and working with lavender as a hobby, and eventually grew it into a family practice and business. The Harrisonburg community adapted very well to the opening of the farm. The community loves to discover new products on the farm as well as participate in the practices offered.


“I know and work with many people that have anxiety and I wanted to find a natural way to help them cope with it, Haushalter said. “Lavender serves as a stress reliever and is a very natural way of healing.” The farm holds over 100 products, but the most popular are the 100% essential lavender oils, lavender linen sprays and lotions and soaps. Haushalter’s favorite part of the job is meeting new people in the community.


The White Oak Lavender Farm welcomes all to come out and enjoy the essence of lavender and the atmosphere of the farm. On the farm they also have a variety of people-friendly animals that visitors can interact with. Haushalter hopes that through interaction with customers, she can emphasize her business serves to help.