About Us


Our favorite childhood memories are deeply rooted in the legacy Scott and I hope to leave at Lavender Rhapsody. We both grew up as farm kids, learning many of life’s most important lessons in a pair of muck boots. Although farm life was left behind as we began careers and families, returning to rural roots was a shared dream. Quoting Justin Isherwood, “The farm kid’s soul is a hard thing to shake.”

Cathy and Scott Smith

Blending lives in 2006, we were excited to find a place to get our hands in the dirt and watch a few sunsets from the porch. Thus, our rhapsody began when we purchased acreage in central Missouri. In discussions about what to raise or grow, a sustainable business supported by a natural lifestyle was at the top of our list. Inspired by a visit to an Oregon lavender farm, the lavender idea ‘took seed!’

Lavender Rhapsody, a tribute to our farming heritage, is located 45 minutes southeast of Jefferson City, Missouri. Whether you stroll the lavender field, or peruse our website, we hope to share a little of our rhapsody with you.

 



Memberships

United States Lavenders Growers Association United States Lavenders Growers Association
An association formed to support and promote the United States Lavender industry and allows a collective voice for lavender growers and those interested in, or doing business with, lavender in the United States.
Certified Naturally Grown Certified Naturally Grown
Certification to sustainable farmers and beekeepers, providing an affordable and transparent option for organic producers. CNG farmers don't use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or generally modified organisms.
Missouri Grown Missouri Grown
A program of the Department of Agriculture. Connecting producers to consumers and consumers to agriculture in Missouri.

Testimonials

“I came to you and purchased some of your lavender for our wedding today, and while we don't have many photos just yet, I wanted to send some photos we did receive. It was the best day ever, and you played a HUGE part in it, whether you know it or not. Everything was just perfect, and I wanted to thank you deeply for your contribution. Lavender has always meant so much to me, and it was everywhere you turned today: the boutonniere, the bouquet, the decor, the wedding favors. My olfactory senses were at ease and it made everything so simple and wonderful. Thank you again, Cathy, and I look forward to seeing you all next weekend to thank you in person.”
- Reilly and Jonah


“Very knowledgeable and willing to discuss their product as well as give advice on growing my own lavender. Great products and people!”