Ashbourne Farms is owned by Ina Brown Bond and her son, Austin Musselman.
Ina grew up around farms and her father’s and grandfather’s love for the land and farming was contagious. At 21, she had her first cattle farm off Mayo Lane in Oldham County. Currently, she also manages a successful thoroughbred broodmare operation in the area.
Austin also shares his mother’s love of nature and farming. He grew up hunting and fishing on the farm and in the region. Austin develops and manages real estate in Louisville and has served as chairman of the Kentucky Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and President of Bernheim Forest, as well as service on other conservation boards.
Ashbourne Farms is almost 1600 ac. and is at the headwaters of Harrods Creek. Brush Run creek and several other springs and tributaries flow into Harrods Creek and the water quality here is better than downstream where more development has occurred. The farm has several historic farmhouses and cabins dating back to the early 1800’s and other features that qualified it for the Historic Register.
Clarence Mays: Farm Manager
Clarence Mays comes from Henderson County in Western Kentucky, where he gained over 25 years of experience in agriculture. Fourteen of those years were spent managing a 5,000 acre row crop farm. Having completed courses in the Kentucky Master Grazer Program in 2008 and Kentucky Master Cattlemen Classes in 2009, Clarence believes that continuing education is the key to staying competitive and achieving success in farming or any type of business operation.
Joseph Monroe: Head of Vegetable Production
Joseph has an 8 year background in the local market and farming industry.
Prior to signing on at Ashbourne Farms, he worked as the Produce Manager overseeing all produce at four local health food store locations. He hopes to, “Bring my eye for high quality produce, desire for abundant crops, and high nutrient dense foods to the CSA subscription baskets as well as the Farmer’s Market stand. I want to share with the customer’s my favorite vegetable varieties as wall as maintain their previous developed desire of things produced from the Ashbourne Farms garden in the past.” His favorite writer is Wendell Berry and loves Berry’s quote, “Eating is an agricultural act.” Joseph plans to make your eating experience a true delight with full knowledge of the food you are eating and the beautiful land which it comes from.
David Bohnlein: Assistant Farm Manager
David grew up in Oldham County, Kentucky.