Endorsed by Curators:
Important Updated information and Field Trip Timelines are at the end of this invitation after the "What to Bring" section.
Join the the Montgomery County Camera Club on a field trip to the Soleado Lavender Farm on Saturday, June 17th. The morning will consist of an early morning photo shoot, a tour and discussion of the farm and will end with a light breakfast on the patio. There will be time set aside at the end of the field trip if you want to take additional photos.
The farm is only 35 minutes North of Rockville, MD, in upper Montgomery County, in Dickerson, MD. Just minutes from Sugarloaf Mountain. Soleado Lavender Farm, which means sunny or baked in the Sun in spanish, has rows of vibrant and fragrant lavender flowers nestled on 3 acres of their 286 acre farmland. You can cut your own lavender, fish in the pond and observe the honey bees pollinating the lavender.
Soleado has over 360,000 bees that are housed in 9 bee hives that produce the lavender honey that is sold at the farm. You will also find additional products that the farm sells from lavender candles, sachets, essential oils, soap and lotions.
As a special treat, ask Sophia, the owner, for her recipe for lavender cookies and lemonade!
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: 7am 11am
Cost: $20 (price covers tour and food)
Maximum attendees: 45
RSVP as know as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.
What to bring: (Bring what you have)
Lenses (telephoto, prime and macro lenses) Bring what you have.
Speedlights / flash units
Cable Release Cord
Optional sunscreen, mosquito repellent You Must Provide Your Own Transportation!
Lavender Farm Field Trip Timeline - June 17th
Meet on the back patio of the house. Dona Jones will be your point of contact
for the Field Trip.
6:45am - The gate to the Lavender Farm entrance will open.
7:10am - The owner will welcome us on the patio.
7:15am - Walk the grounds and photograph the farm.
8:30am - Meet on the patio for breakfast. Mingle with the group.
Between 9am/9:10am - The presentation begins by one of the lavender farm owners.
9:50am - 11am - You can do more shooting, mingle with the group or visit the store.
11am - The farm opens to the public.
Note: If you arrive after 7:20am and the gate is closed, call the farm at[masked]-5964.Or if the gate is open and there is a sign on the gate that says closed, drive in anyway.The closed sign will be for the general public not the Camera Club/Meetup Group.
Alternate phone number:[masked]-6747.
Payment - Cash Only. Bring a couple of $5 bills. You will pay the lavender farm $15 and the Camera Club $5.
The street sign for Comus Road is hard to see so when you turn on Old Hundred Road,
Comus Road will be 2.98 miles after that. Turn right. If you reach Wohelo Trail youve goneabout 0.08 miles too far.
When you reach Sugarloaf Mountain Road, it looks like a parking area. Drive towardsthe left and you will see Sugarloaf Mountain Road. (driving to your right will take you toSugarloaf Mansion)
At the corner of Sugarloaf Mountain Road and W. Harris Road there will be a sign for theLavender Farm. Turn there, (turn left if you are coming from the DC area) drive down the road and the driveway entrance to the farm will be on your left. We will try to have a sign at the entrance for the Field trip.
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you on the 17th.