In 1948 Norm Irrer began growing mint but it wasn’t until twenty years later in 1968 that Norm’s son, Tom, graduated from Purdue University and the duo began farming together. Tom used management systems similar to western mint growers and started growing mint on mineral soils in 1979. Norm and Tom farmed together for many years and the family business was further established in 1998 when Doug Irrer, Tom’s son, graduated from Michigan State and followed the tradition of farming with his father. The two formed Stony Creek Essential Oils in 2001.COMPANY MILESTONES
1948 Norm Irrer begins growing mint Roughly 10 acres.
1969 Tom Irrer graduates from Purdue university and starts farming with father Norm 150 acres.
1998 Doug Irrer graduates from Michigan State University and starts farming with his father Tom. 1000 acres.