Dungeness Valley’s mild climate is perfect for growing herbs, and it is now one of only two places in the world where lavender oil is produced (the other is France). Many farms grow lavender locally; visit www.lavendergrowers.org for more information.
Gourmet cooks will enjoy a visit to Washington’s first herb farm, Cedarbrook Herb Farm (986 Sequim Ave. S, 360/683-7733, www.lavenderfarms.com/cedarbrook, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat., noon–5 p.m. Sun.), where 200 varieties of herbs, teas, and flowers are organically grown.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition