If you travel 15 miles northeast of downtown Louisville, you can be transported to another world. Gone is the construction noise, the traffic jams, the endless overhead flights of UPS and commuter air traffic.
Instead you’re on a farm. Cows lowing in the distance, sheep bleating, chickens clucking. Hay rides. Fresh produce grown year-round. And people really live there; the grounds of Foxhollow Farm are dotted with “No Trespassing; Private Residence” signs.
It’s idyllic, to say the least.
IL got a behind-the-scenes look at twilight at the farm at a customer-appreciation dinner held with partners Mayan Cafe, Kentucky Moonshine and Rabbit Hole Distillery.
On Oct. 8, the public is welcome to the farm to help celebrate its ninth annual Fall Festival.
Nearly 10,000 people attended the 2015 event, which is a fundraiser for Maryhurst, a facility for abused and neglected girls. Over the nine years, Foxhollow Farm has donated more than $85,000 to Maryhurst.
The farm is managed by a third- and fourth-generation mother and daughter team, Janey Newton and Maggie Keith. In addition to its own produce and beef farming businesses, Foxhollow hosts tenant farmers who sell their produce and meat at local farmers’ markets, to local restaurants and meal delivery services. All operations are committed to organic and biodynamic farming.
The Fall Festival will feature pumpkin picking, hayrides, games and crafts, farm-fresh food, animals and live music.
Food trucks include:
- Holy Mole Tacos
- Red Top Gourmet Dogs
- Black Rock Grille
- Boston Joe’s Lobster Truck
- Sweet & Savory Crepes
- Hi-Five Doughnuts
- Gelato Gilberto
- SnoWhat Snoballs
The event is from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The farm is at 8905 Kentucky 329. The farm is also open Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.