I started Southlake Holistics in 2016 with the help of my good friend Dr. Andrea Carlson of Southlake Animal Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana. Dr. Carlson was converting her practice to holistic medicine and noticed there was a need for natural products for pets in the area. My first product, and still one of my best sellers, was Golden Paste. My most popular product is my raw milk Kefir featuring local milk from Sander's Dairy in Chesterton, Indiana. I also make four different varieties of bone broth for pets including my latest Beef Bone Broth with Shiitake and Maitake Mushrooms. I am a licensed pet food manufacturer in Indiana and Illinois.
In 2020, I set out to create an Elderberry Syrup recipe that actually tasted good. I shared it with friends and family who encouraged me to share it with others! After a lot of hard work Southlake Elderberry was formed. I now make small batch Elderberry Syrup, featuring local raw honey from Earthling Bee Company, as a Home Based Vendor that is available for pick up in Chesterton and Gary/Miller and for purchase at the Coffee Creek Farmer's Market and the Miller Beach Farmer's Market. Pickups are available on Wednesdays from 3 pm to 6:45 pm in Chesterton and every other Sunday from 11 am to 12:45 pm in Gary. Ordering cut off is 2 days prior to the pickup date and is open 1 week prior.