Spice Series - Limited Edition!
We partnered with our favorite U-Pick lavender farm in Oregon to create a dreamy floral chocolate bar. Going out early to the lavender fields, the bees just waking up as the sun covers the lavender with its warmth and diffuse light. Before the full activity of the day begins. While time itself is still waking, shaking off the haze of darkness, Wayward Winds harvests their lavender.
This bar was made for lavender lovers (of which there are many at The Meadow). Classic, well balanced 70% dark chocolate topped with Oregon-grown culinary lavender. Pleasantly soft lavender freshness with undertones of rich, dark fudge and oak.
The Hazy Purple Dream
"When we planted our first lavender field, we knew we were not the only ones with the hazy purple dream of endless fields of the stuff. At the time we only knew of a handful of others who actually had plants in the ground though. The difference between dreaming about it and doing it involves many obstacles, a steep learning curve and -believe it or not- farming. We used to picture every hillside covered in lavender. Every field of weeds, every fallow field, every unused piece of land – a purple sea of color. The reality is that lavender is a fairly high maintenance crop costing more for us to produce than what we can purchase it for- if we were willing to purchase imported lavender for our products. Lavender buds, bunches, oil etc. can all be purchased very inexpensively from several overseas countries. We think many people including us planted their lavender fields on faith. Faith that they could find a market for the lavender later when the plants were full grown and producing. You have a few years while the plants are growing to figure that out right? We joke now about believing that “if we plant it they will come” but we did in fact believe that. In reality it’s important to have a plan before you put your first plant in the ground. Your plan will determine what varieties you plant, how many plants you need and what you intend to do with your harvest. As more and more lavender farms crop up all across the country it will only become more difficult to have a viable plan. Here in Oregon there are about 40 lavender farms now. We hear of new ones on a regular basis. It seems the hazy purple dream is still spreading. At the same time the hazy purple dream is fading for some. There are already lavender farms going out of business or that don’t know what to do with all that lavender. We still believe in our purple dream even if it’s not as hazy. We no longer picture every hillside covered in lavender. Our dream has aligned itself closer to reality while we keep the faith that it will all be worth it in the long run. Working this hard at something you love is supposed to pay off right? You just have to be content with the payoff being about lifestyle and not only about money. For the love of lavender." -Wayward Winds Farm
Ingredients: Organic cacao, organic sugar, cacao butter, Oregon lavender.
Net weight: 2.1oz / 59g
Made in Portland, Oregon!
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We are happy to ship every package with recyclable or compostable materials. We also include a complimentary sweet bite in each order :-)