At Ashbourne Farms, we run our farm the way you would if you were raising food for your own family. We pasture graze our animals, free of antibiotics and added hormones to ensure that the wholesome premium grassfed beef, pastured pork and eggs you put on your table is the highest quality protein you can provide to your friends and family.
Our farming practices reflect our respect for the land and the traditions that we hold true. Our commitment to sustainable agriculture and wildlife stewardship ensures that Ashbourne Farms respects the delicate balance of the land and those of us who inhabit it.
We know that many of you share our values and appreciate the care we put into our products. Like you, we strive to satisfy your hunger for the things that matter.
Ashbourne Farms was founded in 1937 by W. L. Lyons Brown and his wife, Sara Shallenberger Brown, although most knew her as “Sally”. Sally Brown’s grandfather, Ashton Cockayne Shallenberger gave the newly married couple a champion Shorthorn bull as a wedding gift.
Lyons began to assemble some cleared land outside of Louisville to begin the first herd of registered Shorthorn in the area. He went on to become a premier builder of the breed in the United States along with his brother, George Garvin Brown.
Lyons died in 1973 and much of the farm was sold. Sally retained a portion of the farm (850 acres) until she sold it to her daughter, Ina Brown Bond in 1999.
Shortly before selling the farm, Sally placed a conservation easement on the property with American Farmland Trust to protect the land in perpetuity. It was the largest agriculture easement in the state of Kentucky. In 2008, the farm was listed on the National Historic Register as an Historic Agriculture District.