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Laura's Story

From Laura's Lean Beef to Mt. Folly Farm and Laura's Mercantile

I’ve known since I founded the Laura’s Lean Beef Company in 1985 that running a mid-sized family farm is a tall order.

This time around (we sold Laura’s in 2008 and I’ve recovered from a serious horseback riding accident) we are going local, but are pairing the local with the global, through an online store, Laura’s Mercantile.

Here at Mt. Folly Farm, we are one of the largest organic grain farms in the state. We participate in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s hemp pilot program, and we still have a wonderful cow herd. Growing hemp led to Laura’s Hemp Chocolates, and growing organic grain led to our distillery plans (learn more at The Moonshine Trail®).
I want to show this to you, so we are restoring a 1790 pioneer log house. This will be our B&B and the center for farm tours and hikes (learn more at Mt. Folly Farm).

As always, I look forward to hearing from you.


Many thanks,