Essentially Lavender began when the owners, Bill and Cathy Kirk, purchased a beautiful farm in Bruce County in 2012 featuring rolling hills, pastures, woodlots, a pond and a river. The farm was originally settled in 1869 and has evolved with various crops and creatures, the most recent being horses, sheep, cattle and elk. The newest evolution is, of course, lavender and bees. Looking for a new challenge and a change in lifestyle, Bill and Cathy continue to work to create an oasis where you can come and relax in the luxury of lavender while enjoying a country setting.
They are a Lavender Farm offering tours and featuring lavender gardens, shrub and perennial gardens, a labyrinth, an apiary, an xeriscape garden and relaxing seating areas throughout the property.
The Healing Arc Inc.
The Healing Arc, a Canadian company in Teeswater, ON, founded in 1993 and incorporated in 1997, dedicates itself to providing superior products and unparalleled service to health care practitioners across North America.
The Ministry of Agriculture, the University of Guelph, and the Agriculture Adaptation Council all collaborate with us on our continuous Research and Development projects.
The Healing Arc commits itself to undertake projects which adhere to the philosophy of the Value Chain Concept. Our projects to date have included the growth and cultivation of Oregano, rich in carvacrol. We have also grown Marigolds (tagetes erecta) for the extraction and stabilization of the compound lutein.
Hoity Toity Cellars
"There's nothing fancy about us. We are just hard working farmers making artisan wines and craft ciders. We feel the wine/cider experience should be 'fun' for everyone.
Just a short drive away in Mildmay, we make wine from Bruce County cold climate grapes, and our trend-setting ciders are made from local apples, pears and grapes. Our goal is to produce local product that is eco-friendly and hits the spot."
Talk and Taste Experience-
Experience the basis of our wine and cider operation with a guided stomp from the vineyard to the production area. The last stop will be in the tasting cellar. (25 Minutes)
Tales and Taste Experience-
Be entertained by the stories and tales that have shaped the gently rolling hills of Southern Bruce County and its people. Stroll through the vineyard and crafting production area and hear the last story in the tasting cellar. (45 Minutes)