Ashbourne Farms plans second urban marketplace in Louisville

Ashbourne Farms plans second urban marketplace in Louisville

With one project underway off River Road, Ashbourne Farms in Oldham County has plans for another storefront in Butchertown. The business submitted plans in May for a new Haymarket by Ashbourne Farms at 721 E. Main St. Haymarket is the farm’s retail operation, bringing its homegrown fruits and vegetables and fresh baked goods to more urban areas.

By Eleanor Tolbert, Reporter
Louisville Business First
August 10, 2022

With one project underway off River Road, Ashbourne Farms has plans for another storefront in Butchertown.

The business submitted plans in May for a new Haymarket by Ashbourne Farms at 721 E. Main St. Haymarket is the farm’s retail operation, bringing its homegrown fruits and vegetables and fresh baked goods to more urban areas.

According to the filing, the approximately 13,000-square-foot space will house a kitchen and bakery operation to support the new Haymarket under construction at 3020 River Road, as well as Ashbourne Farms farm-to-table catering services. Additionally, it will include a retail section with chef-driven grab and go meals, baked goods, coffee and essential grocery items.

The building was previously home to CrossFit The Ville and Pregame Coffee. CrossFit The Ville owner Daniel Barnett sold to property to River Bend Farms II LLC, registered to Austin Musselman, third generation steward of Ashbourne Farms, in February for $1.9 million. Pregame Coffee has since relocated to 1737 Frankfort Ave.

It’s unclear when Haymarket will open. I’ve reached out to Ashbourne Farms, and this story could be updated.

Haymarket by Ashbourne Farms is planned for the building at 721 E. Main St.

A sign on the building shows K. Norman Berry Associates, Realm Construction Company and Sabak Wilson & Lingo are providing their services to the project. The estimated investment into the property was not disclosed in the construction plans.

The first Haymarket is underway on River Road on the former Lebanese Country Club site. We previously reported the 6,000-square-foot Haymarket, which was announced in December 2020, will feature an onsite urban garden where locally sourced, farm-inspired, seasonal and healthy packaged meals, fresh produce, bakery products and other locally sourced items will be sold.

There will also be an outdoor seating and merchandising area for curated garden products as well as seasonal holiday items. It’s targeting a winter 2023 opening date.

“Haymarket at Ashbourne Farms will bring energy and vibrance, as well as an appreciation of locally sourced foods to the community,” Musselman said in a previous release. “It will offer residents an opportunity to support local businesses, learn more about local agriculture and perhaps inspire a growing movement towards sustainable food sourcing.”

 

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