Hello from Ed and Susan Hancock, proprietors of Lavender Vista in Greenville, Michigan.
We fell in love with lavender because of its beauty and versatility. Did you know that in the Dark Ages monks and nuns cultivated lavender under an edict of the Holy Roman Empire? And that England's Henry VIII expanded lavender to domestic gardens, enabling a renaissance of use in a variety of products? Or that Queen Elizabeth was also a big fan of lavender, using it in tea to treat migraines, and as a perfume?
Our ranch's history is a bit more contemporary. Cattle once wandered the pastures where our lavender now grows. The soil in these pastures was poor for grazing, but is perfect for lovely fields of lavender! While the cattle are now gone, we still have livestock on some of our remaining grazing pastures: horses, chicken and our Shetland sheep that play a very important role in a few of our Lavender Vista products. We even have a llama that guards the sheep to keep the coyotes at bay!
Our current passion is all things lavender. We love working the fields, harvesting and even welcoming visitors to the ranch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, June through August.
We are also experts at dreaming up new, innovative ways to use this remarkable herb. Our Lavender Vista products include beauty, aromatics, laundry and culinary offerings, and lavender bouquets at our ranch. As we like to say, these products found us -- not the other way around!
We trust you enjoyed learning more about Lavender Vista, and hope that you will ask for and purchase our products at our local partner retailers and restaurants. If you would like to sell our products, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed and Susan Hancock