Ramsi Kamar, owner of Ramsi’s Cafe on the World at Bardstown Road and Longest Avenue, is working on a new organic farm in eastern Jefferson County including an orchard, greenhouses, aquaponic facilities, livestock, bees, and produce.
The Nail that Sticks Up spoke with Ramsi about his plans for the new project that’s sure to give Louisville’s food scene a boost.
In 2013, Ramsi will be opening a USDA-certified organic farm in Jefferson County. Not organic produce, not organic milk or organic flowers, an organic farm. Every single thing on the property, from the fertilizer to the fruit trees to the animal feed, will be organic. When I asked Ramsi why he decided to take on such an ambitious product, his answer was simple: “because it’s the right thing to do.”
The farm, Raising Hope Farm (where “hope” is actually an acronym for Healthy Organic Produce for Everyone), is around 15 acres, and tucked in among other agricultural and residential properties off Spotswood Lane, in Fisherville, Kentucky. This puts it right on the edge of Jefferson County, which Ramsi and his consultant Patrick Piuma hope will make it the first certified organic farm in the county. Piuma, an urban designer who works at the University of Louisville, has been working side by side with Ramsi and his crew to design and build the farm.
Read the entire story at The Nail that Sticks Up: Ramsi’s Farm on the World.