Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood has been in my family for four generations. In May 2007, I decided to move to the farm and immersed myself in the land and farm culture. I had always found comfort in nature; hiking in the woods and digging in the dirt. Pretty soon, I was hooked, and my previous career aspirations were a distant memory. I was enthusiastic to help my family convert our 1300-acre farm from a conventional three crop rotation operation into a thriving Biodynamic farm community, raising grassfed beef and organic produce. While I cherish the teachings those early days brought, it was hard work and sometimes a glass of bourbon was definitely in order at the end of a grueling day.
Oldham County is filled with beautiful farmland, friendly people, and scenic drives. Our family wanted to share our working farm and have had an “open gate” policy since day one. As word about the farm spread, we experimented with new “agritourism” attractions such as events and small tours. By 2011, we had a quaint grocery store and had started serving hamburgers. We enjoyed greeting visitors from both near and far, as they stopped in for healthful, delicious food and to connect with neighbors and like-minded people. Over the years, however, we realized many Oldham County folks were still heading to Louisville for their groceries and dining, and Louisville diners were hard to entice out on a regular basis. Our small but dedicated customer base was not enough to support the overhead of running a farm store and lunch counter, and so we closed the store in December 2013.
Despite this setback, we have continued to build Foxhollow into a community asset. Since 2006, when we first began this process, the core of our business has always been delicious grassfed beef and a commitment to healing the land. For the past few years, we’ve stuck to a simple but successful strategy to share the land with our neighbors: invite folks to the farm for lovingly curated seasonal events. Our summer Sunset Concert Series and annual Fall Festival have brought thousands of Louisville residents to Oldham County, and given our neighbors a viable option for a fun time right in their own backyard.
Hoping to grow these events, we’re encouraging Oldham County residents to vote YES on December 29th. Bar sales at these events would mean so much to our business, generating additional revenues to provide even more opportunities for local and regional outreach. To you, expanded alcohol sales may mean it’s easier to grab a bottle of wine on your way home… but to us, it means income that will help sustain this farm’s growth and offerings.
We hope to greet you this summer and say cheers!
4th Generation Steward of Foxhollow Farm