Farmer’s Son Co.
The Candlestick Maker
Dan Mitchell may have veered from the path of generations of his family when he left the family farm near Roblin to instead make candles, but he shares their attention to detail. He carefully formulates each Farmer’s Son Co. candle to tell a story. “There’s something amazing about the power of scent and its ability to transport us back—to remind us of a particular memory or person,” he says. Though the candles are sold internationally, they are inspired by Manitoba, including Spruce and Eucalyptus and Paper Birch and Vetiver, scents found in the Parkland region near his family’s farm. “It’s truly one of the most beautiful parts of the province.” An important part of each candle’s story is the vessel it comes in: fair-trade terracotta pots from India, hand-blown glassware from Mexico, beautiful vintage cups or locally made concrete. “I want to create vessels to be enjoyed as candles—but then reused and repurposed throughout the home,” he says. farmerssonco.com