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Commonwealth Collaborations | A Day On The Farm In Winchester, Kentucky With Laura's Mercantile and Laura's Hemp Chocolates - JCP Eats
I was honored a couple of weeks ago to be asked to attend the media event at Mt. Folly Farm in Winchester, Kentucky; the day was hosted by Laura’s Mercantile. If the name Laura sounds familiar, it’s likely due to the fact that she founded – and is the namesake of – the very successful beef company, Laura’s Lean Beef. The event was held in a newly restored and renovated 1790 cabin. One of the magnificent things about it is that each room has a fireplace! So cozy. The cabin is going to serve as a bed and breakfast – one that all Kentuckians and visitors should visit! Laura has always described her approach as “ahead of the times”; on her website, she writes, “Back then (Laura’s Lean Beef), I was ahead of the times, introducing antibiotic and hormone- free “healthy” beef to millions of Americans. Now, I’m doing something similar with Laura’s Hemp Chocolates, heritage grains from my farm, and other local specialties. But there is a difference. Rather than running trucks across the country, flying people hither and yon, we are selling in retail stores locally, and using the proud post office in Winchester to ship to our other …