Hazelfield farm is a diversified family-run farm sustainably producing almost five acres of specialty cut-flowers and over twice that much in fresh produce and grains. A large portion of our farm was purchased in 1998 by Raphe and Teresa. The second portion of the farm was purchased a few years later and is owned and operated by Todd and Esmee.
We offer sustainably grown produce from early spring into winter.
Esmee and Todd specialize in a gourmet CSA program in the Frankfort and Cincinnati areas.
Teresa specializes in specialty cut flowers and floral design services and is a member of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.
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Raphe specializes in heirloom tomato varieties in the summer, growing over 30 different varieties. Being a former full-time carpenter, he stays busy fixing things up, planting, weeding, mowing, and tending to his small herd of cattle.
Teresa has two green thumbs and has spent most of her life developing her skills as a gardener, flower lover, and floral designer. Her talents include the ability to use unusual and unique flowers and other items from nature in her art of floral design.
Raphe and Teresa attend the Douglas Loop Farmers' Market in Louisville on Saturdays.
Their oldest daughter, Esmee, and her husband, Todd, and their little boy, Miller grow produce and grains, organize and maintain the gourmet CSA program and attend the Hyde Park Farmers' Market on Sundays.
Todd stays busy most days in the fields, on his tractor, walking the farm or in the barn. Esmee home-schools Miller in the Montessori method and helps in all aspects of farm life from seeding and transplanting, to weeding and harvesting. Miller is learning all the tricks of the farming trade.
Esmee, Todd and Miller welcomed a new baby boy, Wagner, in late September 2017. He is growing like a weed and will soon be doing his part to help on the farm.
Sayward, the younger daughter, and her family moved to the farm in 2012. She was a full-time high school teacher, but now helps in the marketing, event planning, and website. Sayward does a lot of jobs around the farm, including going to venues to do wedding set-ups. She also attends the Hyde Park Farmers' Market on Sundays where stays busy in the flower booth making bouquets to order.
As you can imagine, there are a lot of animals roaming around the farm that we all consider part of the family. Cows and calves, flocks of chickens, a pack of golden retrievers, a family of miniature donkeys, and many more...
We welcome visitors to our farm. We are available for individuals or small groups on Mondays-Wednesdays.
An appointment is necessary.
Thursdays and Fridays are usually really busy days for us as we are getting ready for the markets and events of the weekend.
Saturdays and Sundays are market days starting in April and running through October.
Call in advance and leave a message if needed. 502.463.2492
At Hazelfield Farm we practice unconventional and sustainable farming. We grow all of our products using only organic fertilizers. We use integrated pest management and work collaboratively with Blair Helvey, owner of Entomology Solutions.
In our attempt to keep balance and be better stewards of our land, we understand the work will be harder. But in the end, we win because we are working as a part of nature, not against it.
Ask anyone who is a true organic farmer and they will tell you, it is a complete way of life, not just a label.
Though we raised mushrooms for a few years back in the late 90's, we have since started this back up. The forest on our property supplied the young oak logs that currently reside in the stone basement. Each week we harvest the mushrooms to eat and sell. Stop by our booth at the Douglas Loop Farmers' Market in Louisville on Saturdays to get some.
Also new are our bee hives. We have been working very hard to do our part in providing a safe and chemical-free ecosystem for bees to survive. We have put up two successful hives and are expecting more to come.
Each year we welcome young Hogs to the farm. We hope these will supply our family with enough pork to support us through the year. We also hope to have enough meat to sell to our customers. Our current pork and beef prices can be found here.
We have been having so much fun working with our good friend and bug specialist, Blair Helvey, in her business at Idlewild Butterfly Farm. We donate hundreds of wild caterpillars each year for her to raise and releases at the Louisville Zoo's Flutterfest. Beneficial insects help us to maintain sustainable and organic practices.
Check out this article: Release the Butterflies!
A link to an article written about us and our farm, click HERE