Lavender at Los Poblanos
Albuquerque’s fertile agricultural lands have seen wheat, corn, chili and grapes in production for hundreds of years – now lavender, our main crop. Los Poblanos' founder and owner Farmin' Armin planted the first lavender in 1999 on land that was the headquarters for the historic Los Poblanos Ranch.
Organic lavender farming enables us to further our preservation mission by balancing our rich agricultural history with environmental concerns such as water conservation and soil structure. We use a steam distillation process right on the farm to extract the essential oil and ensure absolute purity. The oil then goes into our line of artisan products and amenities at Los Poblanos Inn to offer our guests a deeply relaxing experience directly connected to the land itself.
Our dedication to lavender will expand with more field space and special attention paid to utilizing the historic greenhouse for both year-round food sources and lavender propagation. Our farmers’ focus is on hybrid lavender Grosso, specific to our unique North Valley climate and soils.
We offer lectures, workshops, events, and information on growing, cooking and decorating with lavender during Lavender Labs, our education series each June & July. And of course we take the lavender from the fields and into many of our artisan products.