Founded in 2014 

 

Prem Durham created Lakshmi Farms as a place she could share with her community, and her family could grow immersed the wholesome rhythms of a small farm. Originally a horse farm, Prem expanded operations to include a flock of hens, four diary cows, and now in 2016 specialty cut flowers. 

Prem's fondest memories growing up are of picking eggplants and green beans in her garden as a child. Since moving to Anchorage, KY in 2011, Prem has become deeply involved our local food network in the Bluegrass, creating the Anchorage Farmer's Market, a vegetable garden at her children's school, and supporting the Food Literacy Project. Lakshmi Farms is the culmination of her life's dedication to farming, food and community.

 

Grass-fed Dairy

Our each of our cows are named for a Hindu Goddess: Sita, the goddess of the earth and agricultural blessings, Annapoorna, the goddess of nourishment,  Saraswati, goddess of  knowledge and the arts, and Lakshmi goddess of spiritual and material wealth and prosperity. You can find them happily grazing our pastures of white clover, napping under their favorite trees, or munching on hay in the barn, and we are grateful that they share their milk with us.

 Saraswati

Saraswati

 Annapoorna

Annapoorna

 Lakshmi

Lakshmi

 Sita

Sita

Bespoke arrangements and Hand Tied Bouquets

 

New in 2016, Lakshmi Farms is excited to share the bounty of our cutting garden with the Community of Louisville. From Spring's fragrant Sweet Peas, the cheerful, giant faces of Summer's Sunflowers, to the vibrant Dahlias of Fall, Lakshmi Farm Flowers are a great way to celebrate the nature's beauty throughout the year.

Please contact us to learn more about what's in season, and where to buy our flowers.

 

As part of our commitment to the Slow Money principals, we are excited to invest in the bigger Community of Louisville by supporting a local podcast called Curious Louisville

 

Keeping the history of our farm alive, Lakshmi Farms continues to be home to 3 horses. We believe learning to care for and ride horses teaches not only equestrian skills, but teaches the importance respect for the animals and ourselves. Rather than emphasize the competitive aspects of the sport, we focus learning the values of empathy, compassion, responsibility. 

We offer a limited number of horse riding lessons with Pamela Florence. For inquiries, please email info@lakshmifarms.com.

Lakshmi Farms is named honor Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity.

Lakshmi's four arms represent the four Puruṣārtha, literally the "object of human pursuit". These are Dharma, the pursuit of a virtuous, moral life; Artha, the pursuit of wealth, or a means of life; Kāma, the pursuit of love, sensual and emotional fulfillment; and Moksha, the pursuit of self-knowledge, liberation.

Dharma dictates that we care for our earth and our animals as we do ourselves, carefully and lovingly. Artha guides us as a working farm, as we continue to grow and sustain ourselves economically. Kāma is the pleasure and enjoyment we share with our community through educational and volunteer activities-- the bliss one finds in the land. Moksha is the fleeting moment when we lose ourselves completely in our work.

Lakshmi Farms was created to honor small farms, and engage our community with the Land.