From April – October, Oldham County, Kentucky comes alive with 13 touring farms and gardens, and all are 20 minutes from Louisville on I-71. Supplying many of the best restaurants in Louisville, our educational foodie tours allow you to be as involved as you want to be on your foodie farm tour, while learning what farm-to-table really means!
We are the Healthiest County in Kentucky, top rated in Kentucky education, and are the Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky! Foodie memories made in just one place in Kentucky – Only in Oldham.
Best Tour Time: 3-3:30pm.
All Tours: $10 per person. $60 tour minimum.
Individuals call to be combined with others for per-person savings!
Tour Length: 1.5 Hours
At Harvest Moon Farm and Dairy, they love what they do, and it shows! They enjoy teaching about life as a working dairy and love showing the process of how their milk gets to your favorite grocery! Tours are educational and offer hands-on experiences such as making corn meal or ice cream, milking and feeding the animals. Tours may include the rest of the farm showing how to grow, harvest, and store crops; use conservation practices to protect the environment; or any seasonal farm activity. Fully customizable tours, means you can see exactly what interests you and your group. Come at milking time and get a real taste of farm life. Feed the cows, maybe even milk one, or bottle-feed the baby calves. Outdoor walking tours are offered (weather permitting) or your tour can include a ride on the tractor pulled wagons.
Individual Tours (under 10 people): $10 per person. $20 tour minimum.
Group Tours (10+ people): $5 per person
Tour Length: 1 Hour
Visit this small working farm with diverse agriculture where they raise pure-bred and registered St. Croix hair sheep for breeding and food. This breed of sheep is from the Virgin Islands and is one of the few parasite-resistant breeds in the U.S. The farm also raises Shiitake mushrooms on oak logs, in addition to wine cap and oyster mushrooms sold fresh and dehydrated at farmer’s markets. Hemmer Hill also operates a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), called EpiCurious, which specializes in gourmet vegetables. During a tour in the spring, one might observe births and bottle feed a baby lamb. In harvest season, visitors can help with harvesting garlic, mushrooms and vegetables. Be sure to visit Churchill, a special donkey, who loves visitors of all ages. He spent his early days in a petting zoo, but is now a guard animal for the sheep.
Goshen, KY (Exit 14 off 1-71) – Directions provided with reservation.
(502) 398-9289 – Visit Our Hermitage Farm Page for ALL things Hermitage!
FARM TOUR TICKETS ONLINE (April – October) – Farm Tour Tickets & Times HERE!
Individual & Group Tours: Garden & Landscape Tour $20 (May-October), Mint Julep Experience $20 (May-October)
Tour Length: 45 minutes
Kentucky’s historic Hermitage Farm is a working thoroughbred horse operation, farm-to-table restaurant, and botanical garden, nestled in the rolling hills of Oldham, Kentucky, near Louisville. Learn about our conservation efforts and sustainable gardening practices in our Garden and Landscapes Tour. Enjoy some traditional Kentucky hospitality on our Mint Julep Experience or Bourbon Experience. A unique dining venue housed in a converted historic horse stable, Barn8 at Hermitage Farm is a new farm-t0-table restaurant open Wednesday-Sunday 5pm-10pm.
A unique dining destination housed in a converted historic horse stable, Barn8 at Hermitage Farm is a new farm-to-table restaurant boasting all locally sourced ingredients, a gourmet farm-fresh menu, and a full bar with hand-crafted artisan cocktails and bourbons from the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. *Farm Tours also available! Open Wednesday-Sunday 5pm-10pm. 10500 W. Highway 42 | Goshen, KY Exit 14 off I-71 | (502) 228-1426 Directions Web Page
Organic Farming and Farm-to-Table Tour
Crestwood, KY (Exit 14 off 1-71) – Directions provided with reservation.
(859) 433-2563 – Website – Email
FARM TOURS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (All year. In winter months, sheep tour only.)
Individual Tours (under 7 people): $12 per person. $75 tour minimum.
Call to be combined with others for per-person savings!
Group Tours (7+ people): $12 per person
Tour Length: 1.5 Hours
Rootbound Farm is a certified organic farm producing vegetables and grass-fed lamb for their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and farmer’s markets as well as many of Louisville’s best farm-to-table restaurants. You’ll learn about organic production and sustainable growing practices such as cover cropping, natural methods for disease and pest control, and water conservation. Learn about how your food is grown by following a plant from seed to field to harvest. Their flock of 75 Katahdin sheep are a highlight of the tour and you’ll learn about the joy of animal husbandry and the benefits of managing animals naturally. Everything lives in harmony with their system of rotational grazing, natural parasite management, and livestock guardian dogs. It keeps everyone happy and healthy.
Individual Tours (under 10 people): $12 per person (only 1st Thurs each month)
Group Tours (10+ people): $12 per person. Any weekday with reservation & pre-payment.
Tour Length: 1.5 Hours
Farm Store: The Farm’s sustainably-raised bison, pork, eggs, and produce can be purchased Tuesday-Friday from 8am to 4pm.
3-Part Educational Tour Includes (with gorgeous views of the Ohio River):
Section 1 – Pasture raised bison and laying hens. You ‘ll visit the main bison herd and hear the benefits of intensive rotational grazing. You’ll also explore their mobile coop and hear about the role pastured chickens play in pest reduction and fertilization.
Section 2 – Horticulture. You ‘ll head to the greenhouse and gardens to learn about raising produce without synthetic fertilizer or chemicals. They’ll also explain the plant production systems currently in place.
Section 3 – Pasture raised heritage hogs. Finally, the tour will head down to the river bottoms to see how hogs being raised alongside their feed sources helps reduce cost while improving meat quality.
Kentucky Artisan Distillery is Kentucky’s ONLY true farm-to-table distillery! It’s a very unique place in the world of distillery tours. This ice cream factory-turned-distillery started out as a contract bottler and distiller for many different customers. They now focus on three distinct primary brands: Jefferson’s bourbons, Whiskey Row bourbon, and Billy Goat Strut. What is Farm-to-Bottle? Kentucky Artisan Distillery grows their own grains at the nearby historic Waldeck Farm & Mansion down the street from the distillery. You might actually catch a wagon coming in from the fields of the farm during your tour! TOUR INFO
Cool attraction in connected greenhouses! Sharing the same 8.6 acres of property as 3rd Turn Brewing and The Backside Grill, Hive and Barrel Meadery serves up locally made honey wine produced at their on-site facility. Honey wine (mead) shares many similar characteristics as normal wine, except that it is made with honey instead of grape. Take a tour of the meadery and learn about the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage! Since there is nothing like getting a beer fresh from the source, the brewers of 3rd Turn Brewing have focused their attention on kegging beer and serving exclusively on-site where you’ll find 32 taps (16 inside, 16 outside in the greenhouse beer garden)!