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Hey ya’ll! The Happy Farmer is a project of Floyd’s Farm & Home located in Lexington, Kentucky. Floyd’s has been in business for about 5 years selling chicken feed, hemp bedding, live pullets and chicken keeping equipment among other unique and interesting items. We are currently open by appointment only.
We are located at 648 N. Limestone here in Lexington.
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What is The Happy Farmer?
The Happy Farmer is the new and improved Floyd’s Farm & Home which started in 2014 catering to chicken-keepers, gardeners, farmers, foodies, and do-it-yourselfers. By providing the tools and knowledge to bring your farm to the table, support sustainable and resilient lifestyles, and make natural, organic options more accessible, Floyd’s aimed to improve your health, the health of your community, and the health of the planet.
In light of the events of 2020 (so many events), we began to rethink the business model of Floyd’s, beginning with the name itself. Having been named for my Grandad Floyd (whom I adored), Floyd’s started as an homage to both he and my beloved Grandmother. Naming such a business after him was a beginning. But, now that we are in the middle of both a pandemic, but even more importantly, of a reckoning with equality (or the lack of it) and a deeper recognition that Black lives really, really matter, I’m no longer comfortable with the celebration of my grandfather in such an outward and public matter. My Grandad was a racist. I remember this from childhood and it isn’t something to ignore or take lightly. Therefore, Floyd’s will become The Happy Farmer. A name that can stand for anyone who happily farms either on an actual farm or in their backyard. Growing food is a celebratory act. As we have seen throughout history, many of our holidays and celebrations are reminders of planting and harvesting the food that we grow to feed our families.
The goal of The Happy Farmer remains the same as Floyd’s: to build and strengthen community through a shared interest in sustainability and knowledge-building around green living and lifestyles that celebrate the local and the handmade. If you already are, or dream of being, a gardener, chicken keeper, homesteader, or just a general do-it-yourself junkie, The Happy Farmer is your local resource for supplies, inspiration and knowledge.