About TLC

It's not just about lavender.

Tullamore Lavender Co. (TLC) is a small-scale lavender farm working hard to bring a little more TLC into the world. We're hyper focused on creating thoughtful lavender products + experiences that are beautiful, unique + environmentally conscious.

A small test plot of 100 plants has grown into a farm of over 4,000 plants.

Yes, we're a lavender farm. And we LOVE lavender, but to us TLC is more than that. It came from our desire to connect with the land and enable others to enjoy all that rural farmland can offer. Connecting to the land can happen in many ways, but for us (and our customers) it's through local lavender. Lavender is so wonderfully versatile, we can't think of a better "crop" to farm and share with others via self-care products, food + drink and beautiful farm views.  

The PEOPLE of Tullamore Lavender Co.

White woman and child sprinkle lavender on a man sitting in lavender field

TLC is run by Stephanie Craig and Steven Larmer. We both grew up on dairy farms and ended up working in agriculture, but in “desk jobs”. We started TLC because we wanted to farm in a way that matched our skills. Growing lavender was a perfect fit: it’s versatile, doesn’t require a lot of land and could be showcased in creative products. Plus, it’s unique and we love a good challenge!

Stephanie is the main force behind TLC. She’s the main farmer, the social media poster. The person who sews our products, orders the fabrics, packs up orders and dreams the dreams. Steve is the tractor driver, grass cutter and heavy lifter.

We both work hard to keep the lavender plants healthy and thriving, which is a challenge in Ontario! We also get a lot of help from our family and friends. 

Our farm belongs to the Ontario Lavender Association, and we’re thankful to the many lavender farmers who have helped us along the way, including The Purple HallowSouth Bay Fields, Bayfield Lavender Farm and Apple Hill Lavender Farm.  While our little plot is growing, we also use lavender from other Ontario farms in our products. 

The PLACE of Tullamore Lavender Co.

Woman sits in lavender field with back to camera. Sun is bright in the distance

The farm is located within the Territory of the Anishinabek Nation: The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations, and within the Huron Tract (Treaty 29); the treaty lands and territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. We give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, known collectively as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the traditional keepers of this land. The farm is also within the Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. 

This land has been home and traditional territory to other Indigenous people since time immemorial. We acknowledge that our access to this land came through the displacement of Indigenous people, and that colonialism continues to cause harm today. We are responsible for reconciliation and supporting Indigenous land rights and resurgence.

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