Our Story written by Brian Ross
Tantivy Farm is a 54 acre tract of land in Northern Rockbridge County, Virginia. My wife Penny and I originally purchased this land in 1989 as a peaceful home for our family, horses, ponies, dogs and cats. However, over the years, it has gradually grown into a productive land with fruit trees, berries, vegetables, flower beds, and now lavender.
We retired from the horse world in 2015 after spending 31 years organizing and judging horse shows. I began my horse career teaching others how to ride in 1966 but eventually moved into judging in 1978. Penny spent 30 years organizing and planning numerous horse shows and competitions across the country. Between the travel and long hours, we were ready for a change.
In 2016, our dream of becoming a lavender farm became a reality with our first field of 360 lavender plants consisting of numerous varieties that grew stronger each day. Our plans of planting two more fields by the end of 2017 took shape as the cuttings did exceptionally well in our greenhouse.
In 2017 we opened our farm to the public and have been growing and expanding with each new year. Since our first year we have added the Lavender Gift Shop which is located on the premises and have recently added Lavender ice cream to our list of wonderful Lavender based items we sell in our store.
We consider ourselves so blessed to be able to bring our small piece of Heaven to everyone. Each year has brought new ideas, new developments and of course, new friendships. Thank you for helping us bring this vision into a reality.