We’ve got big dreams for Tullamore Lavender Co.
Tullamore Lavender Co. (TLC) is a small-scale lavender farm and products company working to bring a little more TLC into the world. This means promoting self-care, caring for the land and collectively caring for one another.
We work to offer high quality products that are useful in people’s everyday lives while creating a business that is environmentally and socially conscious.
The Tullamore Lavender Co. Crew
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 and blogger, 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.
Wondering about our name? We wrote a blog post about it.
The Tullamore Lavender Co. Farm
We affectionately call our lavender farm The PLOT. The PLOT is currently home to 2,000 lavender plants and is located just outside of Arthur, Ontario, Canada. While our little plot is growing, we also use lavender from other Ontario farms in our products.
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 Hallow, South Bay Fields, and Apple Hill Lavender Farm.
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. More on the land >