The story of Kentucky Soaps & Such begins in 2003 with the store’s owner, Angela Correll, and her backyard pasture full of pet goats. Though Angela was content to let the goats live a life of leisure on her Stanford farm, her husband Jess, a businessman and part-time farmer, wanted the animals to produce something of value or retire elsewhere. Unwilling to part with them, Angela began to research goats and discovered a host of benefits their nutrient-rich milk could offer. She decided to make soap as a way for her pets to earn their keep, and in 2003, Angela’s niece, Lea Ann, made the first successful batch. That day, the Plainview Farm product line, named after Jess and Angela’s farm, was born.
Today, our Plainview Farm products are made on-site at our store in Stanford, Kentucky. We make our soaps, scrubs and salts from scratch and mix our creams and liquid soaps with high-quality essential oils. In addition to soap, all our other products are mixed and packaged here. We are passionate about making products that support local farmers and provide healing benefits for our customers. All products are ethically made with a social impact in mind.
View an illustrated map of Stanford here.
Want to see it in person? Stop by anytime we are open to see the facility. We ask that groups of six or more book in advance so they receive a guided tour, at no cost.
You can call us at 606-365-0808 to schedule your tour today!CONTACT US
Angela is the co-founder of Wilderness Road Hospitality, which includes Kentucky Soaps & Such, The Inn at Wilderness Road, Esther’s Wellhouse, and co-owns the Bluebird, a farm-to-table restaurant, with her husband, Jess, and Executive Chef William Hawkins.
Angela is a best-selling author of the May Hollow Trilogy, fiction with humor, mystery and romance. The story begins with Grounded, continues with Guarded and ends with Granted.
“A Southern saga creates a fully realized world with characters who are easy to get to know and root for; it’s a comfortable place worthy of a return trip.” Kirkus Reviews
Even though Somerville is a fictional town, there are many similarities to Stanford. If you visit, you’ll certainly feel the inspiration for the books.
We invite you to see for yourself, sit a spell, and enjoy all Stanford has to offer!