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About Brownings

Lauren

 

Originally from California, she has also lived in Washington, Oregon, and Puerto Rico. Lauren served six years in the US Coast Guard, first providing search and rescue efforts while stationed at a surf unit on the Pacific Northwest, and then as a medic at an Air Station in the Caribbean.

From the time she was young she dreamed about what it would be like to live in the country, or what owning a horse would be like, or growing a garden. Her passion for understanding food systems and sustainability within agriculture grew, and she made the decision to move to Kentucky to pursue a degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Agriculture Education.

Drew and Lauren lived in a 38 ft fifth wheel camper for three years while she was in college - searching for the best place to put down roots. It was during her fourth year at University of Kentucky that they found a log home on 43 acres in Cynthiana and they started what is now Brownings.

“It can be quite humbling knowing you are the true definition of a minority: female farmer, veteran, and new business owner. It’s a combination of terrifying and beautiful all at once. There are a diminishing number of farms in America and they are very few that are veteran owned, even fewer that are owned and operated by women.” 

Drew

 

Drew is from the great state of Texas. He has also lived in Florida and Puerto Rico, which is where the two met. Drew is an avid kiteboarder and Lauren is a scuba diving instructor and their paths crossed at a beach shack one day.

 

Drew's family is in the cattle ranching business and he knew he wanted his own land to hunt and fish on one day. Lauren roped him in to moving back to Kentucky to pursue a life of agriculture.

 

Drew is an airline pilot for Jetblue, he flys the Airbus 320, 321 and spends most of his overnights in the Caribbean. He continues to surf, kiteboard, and foil when he is on extended stays and when he returns to Kentucky you will catch him riding horses and calf roping, and operating or fixing tractors and machinery. He is the backbone to the farms operation. 

So why the name Brownings?

Drew’s middle name is Browning - a very important family name that stems from a great man, his grandfather. James Calvin Johnson who was also known as 'Brownie' was a Naval pilot during World War II. He was one of those incredible and influential people and we want his legacy to live on. We cherish our family and it’s history, and just as we try to keep those roots alive, we also want to plant new ones... in the soil. 

 

We want to thank you for your support of our budding dream in finding the agrarian way of life. We hope you will take pride in purchasing from Brownings as we grow to serve our community with fresh flowers.

From Our Customers

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“Lauren is not only a dear friend to me, but also someone I have had the privilege to work with over the past few years. During our time working together on the University of Kentucky’s Horticulture Research Farm, I found personal motivation from Lauren’s dedication to our program and ability to work through any challenges presented. Her strong work-ethic, coupled with an eye for the natural beauty of floral design, is truly why Browning’s is a special farm in Kentucky. I am constantly inspired by her creativity and capability to bring the utmost quality to her customers.” 

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"When I think of ways to brighten someone’s day, I think of Brownings and their beautiful, fresh cut flowers! What I love the most is that they’re a high quality, local flower farm that specializes in a variety of arrangements from every day bouquets and centerpieces to extensive wedding décor such as altar decorations, flower crowns, boutonnieres, etc. Lauren is very knowledgeable and will provide honest suggestions on which flowers will best suit your needs. She is kind, genuine and fun to work with. I was also thrilled to find out they’re affordable! I was beyond pleased with the arrangements I ordered and the attention to detail Lauren provided. Brownings is my number one choice for all my flower needs and I will most certainly be ordering from them again."

“The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” ~ Wendell Berry