GREENFIELD — Lavender Creek Co., a lavender farm and wellness brand that enhances everyday life with lavender’s healthful properties, has launched its first products on Amazon and has more than 4,000 young lavender plants blooming on Carmel Valley Road in the Arroyo Seco area of Greenfield.
The co-founders, Ryan and Myriah Hopkins, are a husband-and-wife team who left their careers in Los Angeles to pursue their passion and love for lavender and the Central Coast area. Their background includes working for a Shark Tank company owned by Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec, as well as working with major retailers like Target, Walmart and Amazon.
The couple officially launched Lavender Creek Co. in 2021 with one culinary dried lavender product sold on Amazon. They have since developed a dozen products, including natural bar soaps, creams and maternity products like stretch mark oils and postpartum recovery bath salts.
Recently, they participated in California State University Monterey Bay’s Startup Challenge and were awarded the 2022 Venture division runner-up prize and trophy. The annual competition supports new entrepreneurs in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties by providing an opportunity for them to share their ideas and business plans with potential investors while competing for prizes.
The 2-acre lavender field sits on 70-acres and is 100% powered by solar energy. Currently, the farm is closed to visitors, but they hope to open it up in time for next year’s lavender bloom.
“Next year, we expect to be open to visitors who want to make a day trip and take pictures, but our future plans are to build the location into a beautiful wedding venue, relaxing vacation rental and a new premier destination for South Monterey County,” Ryan Hopkins said.
For more information, visit lavendercreekcompany.com.