Importing Culinary Lavender Angustifolia
Answered by: Richard Alan Miller
Question from: Anita
Posted on: December 07, 2007

We have a commercial lavender farm, or cottage-industry farm in Nova Scotia... www.lavendercanada.com. We are using all the lavender we presently grow and even though we are increasing our fields each year, we are still behind the demand we have for our culinary lavender products. We wish to import some lavender angustifolia at a reasonable price, can you help us out in this process?

The two primary import countries for lavender is France and Pakistan, with Spain and several other countries in similar volumes. Before I can help, however, I must know volumes and approximate price expectations. I suspect you probably can purchase from inventories already available from normal import volumes (100,000+ lb).

Also, does this need to be certified organic? And be aware that qualities vary considerably with price and volumes purchased.

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