Turtle Lodge Trading Post is a Métis owned Canadian home-based company in Clayton, (Almonte) Ontario. The company’s roots were planted and began growing in 2006. It is supported by friends, family members and many organizations within the Indigenous community.
“We began supplying ceremonial herbs over a decade ago because we saw many good people paying way too much and struggling with uncertainties about the quality and source of their products. Ceremony and good health require focus and support. We feel honoured to provide a vehicle that supports both. We handle all these medicines with great respect for the spiritual process. We believe it’s this care and concern for quality and respect for the plant world that allow us to offer the level of excellence that our customers have come to expect.
We don’t have a physical store, per say. Just rooms full of shelves and bins. We own 10 acres of land in Clayton, Ontario. The entire first level of our house has been converted for business use as we’ve grown. We operate by appointment for pick up, and are mainly a mail order company, plus we have “Turtle on the Road” which brings our products to various locations on a regular basis. We’ve been running the business for the past 10 years like this. This business model allows us more time for family and the land, and the flexibility to continue studies, attend lodges and gatherings and support amazing people and organizations like Art For Aid, Circle of All Nations and Asinabka that are doing wonderful things.
We’ve met so many amazing people on this path. We offer our deep, heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years. Your encouragement, loyalty and wisdom are greatly appreciated!”
Chi Miigwetch (thank you!)
All our herbal products are either purchased from organic or ethically wildcrafted sources. Many are also certified Kosher. Whenever possible, we purchase from Indigenous suppliers and are always ready to help new Indigenous entrepreneurs. Many of our products are locally sourced but, if demand outweighs supply, we sometimes import herbs from trusted sources outside the region. Above all else, we pride ourselves on quality and service and have established a solid reputation over the years.
Our mission is to continue to provide our customers with the best quality products at affordable prices.
Turtle is an ancient and powerful symbol in many cultures around the globe. Turtle represents the ‘now’ – the present (and gift), and symbolizes an invitation for the blessings of both Heaven and Earth. Turtle is also a symbol of longevity and the power of the lunar cycle.
When we become consumed by our pursuits, Turtle teaches us to slow down, take better care of ourselves, and appreciate this very moment. We develop our products with this philosophy in mind.
Consider this moment and treat yourself to the best that Mother Earth has to offer; your body will thank you!