Anyone know where I can find lavender? I want to make Lavender Truffles, but can't find lavender -- looked at Whole Foods, Farmers Market (on melrose), Trader Joe's, Gelson's. Not sure if I need dry or fresh...but thinking dried. Thanks!
Please be aware that there is culinary lavender as opposed to the stuff that is used for sachets, etc. There is a source in Los Olivos: Claremont Farms, phone 805.688.7505. They also have a website: clairmontfarms.com.
the bulk bin store next to nature mart on hillhurst in loz feliz carries lavender and tons of other obscure spices as well as flours, grains, carob treats, unfiltered oils, nuts and seeds. i finally found buckwheat flour - only $1.49/# plus lots of it is organic.
I know this won't help now. But I get all my fresh grown no pesticide lavender in Leona Valley at www.gatherafruitfulharvest.com straight from the ranch along with fresh cherries. If you e mail they will send you an e mail when it is ready.