by Conner Forrest
A Louisville restauranteur is planning to open a USDA-certified organic farm.
Ramsi Kamar, of Ramsi’s Café on the World, and his consultant, Patrick Piuma of Urban Design Studio hope to open the farm in 2013. Kamar owns land in Fisherville, where construction has already begun.
Kamar, a native of Jerusalem has owned the land for 11 years, but delayed the project to focus on his restaurant. Now that his children are older, Kamar says it’s time to work on the farm.
“My background, from a third world country, agriculture is a big deal and growing your own food is a big deal and you just don’t think about it because that’s just the way people do things. But, local food is what we grew up eating, organic is the norm.”