We would love to cater your events and gatherings if any size!
In November 2023, we sold our cafe location to focus on catering which has grown beyond what we ever imagined. We are prayerfully considering other opportunities, so follow us on Facebook for updates.
Esters Farm began as a hobby in 2006. We had moved home to Kentucky after living in North Carolina for several years. I was a guide with the National Park Service and helped my parents run their Bon Ayr Store & Deli, a small country store just outside Glasgow, Ky. I planted a small garden and began baking sourdough each week to share with family and friends.
I enrolled in the Kentucky Proud program and began selling fresh-baked sourdough at the newly created Bounty of the Barrens Farmers Market in Glasgow, Kentucky. Each Saturday, I packed my Volkswagen Jetta with a large tent, folding tables and trays filled with sourdough. I sold out each week, so I baked more – and added new baked goods to my menu. I then joined a second farmers market in nearby Bowling Green, which expanded my customer base.
I wanted to use local ingredients that I grew in our garden, but I couldn't produce enough to supply my rapidly-growing baking business. I established relationships with amazing local farmers and partnered with them to ensure I had seasonal, local produce to use in many of my products.
In 2013, we purchased my childhood home, a farmhouse built in 1908 located in the small community of Bon Ayr in Barren County, Kentucky. While renovating our home, we expanded our garden, doubled our blackberry patch, and added a small orchard. I expanded my products too, adding homemade chicken salad, pimento cheese, and hummus. I also started catering local events, parties, and weddings.
In November 2016, my wife, Susan, and I bought my parents' old country store and converted it into a cafe. Esters Farm Cafe & Catering opened in January 2017, specializing in comfort food always made in-house . . . sometimes with a twist.
Esters Farm has evolved over the years, but one thing remains the same: our commitment to providing great-tasting, quality food that people feel good about. We make everything in-house and serve it fresh. It takes a little more time, but you can taste the difference.
Thank you for supporting small local businesses like ours.
We hope to serve you soon at Esters Farm!
– Gabe Esters, Owner and Chef