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FG farm a front-runner in annual lavender festival

WEEKEND TOUR - McKernan farm is one of four on display

Ann and Gregg McKernan of Forest Grove will spend a busy weekend July 8-9 as the owners of a farm featured in the sixth annual Portland Lavender Festival.

Visitors to the event will be able to tour four lavender farms spread across Washington County, including the McKernan's spread, Latitudes of Lavender.

The local farm is located at 24570 N.W. Ridge Rd.

Festival organizers have arranged for lavender craft demonstrations and live music. Festival-goers also can wander through fields of lavender and take advantage of U-pick opportunities.

Other participating farms include Bishop House Lavender Farm, 11263 N.W. Helvetia Road, Hillsboro; Helvetia Lavender Farm, 12814 N.W. Bishop Road, Hillsboro; and Mountainside Lavender, 17805 S.W. Hillsboro Hwy., Scholls.

Latitudes of Lavender can be reached at 503-324-9492.