Founder of Laura’s Lean Beef Company and Mt. Folly Enterprises, as well as a well-known innovator, Laura Freeman began her career in agriculture in the fall of 1981. Laura owns and runs Mt. Folly Farm, one of the largest USDA-certified organic farms in the Bluegrass. She is President/CEO of Mt. Folly Enterprises, the company that owns Mt. Folly Farm, Laura’s Hemp Chocolates, Laura's Homestead Alternatives CBD, and Wildcat Willy’s Distillery. Read more of Laura's story.

sunflower, soil and microbiome

Soil, Sunflowers, Microbiomes and Health

Dear Friends, There is a connection between the soil microbiome and our microbiome. As we focus on health, we’ve come across these new findings. For organic farmers who use nature rather than pesticides and herbicides to grow plants, including organic hemp for CBD, we are heartened to see this research going mainstream. The human microbiome consists…

Laura's Lean Beef to Full Spectrum CBD at Laura's Mercantile

How Laura Stays Healthy With Full Spectrum CBD

Laura relies on us here at Laura’s Mercantile to provide her with the best full spectrum CBD products available on the market. Our products are essential to keeping Laura’s mind and body healthy so she can continue her journey of promoting regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration at Mt. Folly Farm, and building her local economy in Winchester, KY.

A Letter from Laura: Manage Your Aches and Pains and Laugh at Bill’s Cartoon

Dear Friends, Several Fridays ago, I tuned into a live-stream conference at the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). The conference speakers reported on their research into the properties of full-spectrum hemp, under the title Exploring the Mechanisms Underlying Analgesic Properties of Minor Cannabinoids and Terpenes. Homestead customers may not know much about…