We are obsessed with storytelling around here, so without further ado, here's a fun little timeline of how we got to this dream farm we get to call ours.
Kalin & Matt meet one another while working at a summer camp in west michigan. Kalin thinks Matt is cute. Matt finds Kalin incredibly annoying.
They marry in Kalin's parents backyard on Walloon Lake. There is an insane amount of greenery, wine, and dancing.
Kalin starts a tiny floral design company called Stems & Sprigs in their basement in Cadillac, MI and flowers for her first wedding ever. Months later they purchase the farm in Petoskey and move north with plans to start a lavender operation.
With a couple thousand lavender plants in the ground, a used tractor and a 3-car garage to work from, Stems & Sprigs flowers for 30+ events that summer. Sweetwater Lavender Farm begins growing.
Kalin leaves her full time job as a television reporter to flower & run the brand for a living. The farm begins hosting events, yoga, dinner parties galore and churning out more lavender than you can ever imagine (for real).
Stems & Sprigs merges under the Sweetwater umbrella and everything is part of one lifestyle brand, "Sweetwater." Floral. Farm. Workshops. Blog. And more.