Ramona Krueger

Ramona Krueger of Sunderland Acres Lavender Farm in Portland planted her first lavender variety in 2017. Her primary focus is on culinary lavender and value-added products.

PORTLAND — When Ramona Krueger was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she was looking for something she could do with her property while staying at home recovering.

“I thought, What crop could I grow that I don’t have to plant every single year that’s, number one, a beautiful thing to look at and, number two, for our pollinators?” Krueger said. “And then trying to think, Could I make a little business out of it?”

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