Lazy Eight Stock Farm is a 420 acre Certified Organic farm located on the banks of the Paint Lick Creek in Madison and Garrard counties. The farm family consists of Carla and Lothar Baumann and their son, Bryce, his wife Anna, and their children, Jack and Molly. Carla’s great-uncles started farming the land in 1947. In 1979 Lothar, a high school teacher and woodworker, and Carla, a public health nurse, raised their first crop of sweet corn to sell at the Berea Farmers Market. Bryce – today the first full-time farmer in the family in four generations – raised his first crops of sweet corn, tomatoes, and strawberries as a middle schooler.

FARM FUN FACT: Lazy Eight Stock Farm has a match-sponsorship with Union Church in Berea to provide CSA shares to the Berea Food Bank to help bring healthy food to families and children with limited resources.


NEW CUSTOMER TIP: Our new visitor tip is to talk with the farmers at the market and get to know their stories and why they do what they do! It’s hard work.

WHY BUY FROM A FARMERS MARKET: It’s more than just an economic transaction at the grocery store. We want to have a relationship with the people who eat our food so they understand that how the money spent on their food has a direct impact on their neighbors – our family! We truly believe in the value of what we’re growing. If someone believes food is our medicine, which it is, then the importance that plays in families’ lives can have a ripple effect: We can influence others to consider the power of food in building a healthy community.

Visit the good folks of Lazy Eight Stock Farm at the Berea Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Be sure to follow them on Facebook for the latest farm updates by liking Lazy Eight Stock Farm.
Get to Know Your Farmer: The Baumann Family