In nearby Bennington, Kan., Prairie Lavender Farm features more than 3,000 lavender plants in 12 varieties that spread across rural countryside near the state’s remaining tallgrass, short-grass prairie. Visitors are welcome, 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday through Saturday, from June through September and 9 to noon Thursday through Saturday, beginning in October. Purchase handmade lavender products such as hand and body lotion that assists in control of eczema and other skin problems; whipped body butter that incorporates shea butter and several healthy oils; or lavender sachets. Select lavender products are even reputed to assist in temporary pain relief. Shop inside the bright and cheerful farm shop, seek products at the nearby winery and other shops, or order items from the web site. In addition, the ultimate lavender festival takes place each June.