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Led by Laura Freeman, the founder of Laura’s Lean Beef, Laura’s Mercantile is the online store for Mt. Folly Farm, one of Kentucky’s largest USDA-certified organic farms. At Laura’s Mercantile, you will find Laura’s Homestead Alternatives Full Spectrum CBD products, Laura’s Hemp Chocolates, and other award-winning regional specialties.
Laura is a well-known agricultural innovator and long-standing player in the health and wellness arena. Read more about Laura.
Laura’s Homestead Alternatives is a line of full spectrum CBD oils, CBD topicals, CBD candies and sweets, CBD softgel capsules, and more made from USDA-certified organic hemp grown at Laura’s Mt. Folly Farm. Our CBD is tested by ISO-accredited third-party labs to ensure each product we place in your hands is true to label. See our hemp and CBD certifications.
The hemp grown to make our products is sourced from a single farm, Laura’s Mt. Folly Farm. We work closely with a local extractor who uses supercritical CO2 extraction, among the safest, cleanest methods of extracting plant material. We have rigorous quality assurance measures in place to ensure what we say is in the bottle is what’s actually in the bottle.
In this industry, we understand many companies don’t take product quality and safety as seriously as they should. We’re not a fly-by-night CBD company as most are. Laura has spent decades in the health and wellness arena creating authentic, healthy farm products, which she personally uses daily.
Learn more about our extraction and testing processes here.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring, non-addictive, and non-psychoactive compound found in hemp. CBD is one of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids found in hemp, which endow the plant with its therapeutic profile.
Unlike THC, another well-known phytocannabinoid in cannabis, CBD does not make a person feel “high” or intoxicated. The therapeutic benefits of CBD are being tested and confirmed by researchers today. As detailed on our Hemp Science resource, the research to date indicates CBD can help with pain, inflammation, sleep, and neurological conditions.
Learn more about how CBD works in the brain and body.