Kentucky Soaps & Such celebrates Plainview Farm anniversary, new website
Published 1:15 pm Thursday, September 13, 2018
STANFORD – As Plainview Farm prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary of providing artisan soaps and spa products to the people of central Kentucky and around the world, they will do so with a redesigned website for Kentucky Soaps & Such.
The story of Kentucky Soaps & Such began 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 Poynter, made the first successful batch. That day, the Plainview Farm product line, named after Jess and Angela’s farm, was born.
In 2006, the Kentucky Soaps & Such storefront was opened in Stanford to accommodate ever-increasing sales. Creams and other spa products were added to the Plainview Farm line and the store began selling Kentucky-made artisan foods and handcrafted pottery and jewelry. In 2010, the store was expanded and the equipment upgraded to allow large batch production, while still using the original handcrafted recipe.
Store owner Angela Correll had this to say, “We are grateful to all our customers who believe in the health benefits of goat milk soap and have supported the product for the past fifteen years. We are even more committed today to provide the most wholesome products for daily use.”
Today, the growth continues with the redesign and expansion of the Kentucky Soaps & Such website.
“We are very excited to get our new website out there for customers to use,” says Hannah Griffin, manager of the Kentucky Soaps & Such store in Stanford. “I feel like the health benefits page on our website is a great tool. Customers like to know what the products can do for them before they make a purchase.”
In addition to the goat’s milk soap Plainview Farm has become known for, the website also offers customers easy access to purchase a variety of other health and spa products, including lip and heel balms, creams, hair care, salts and scrubs, and an expanded line of products for men.
New website features make corporate and personal giving easier and allow customers to choose from a selection of gift boxes or “Build Your Own Gift Basket.”
Kentucky Soaps & Such is located on Main Street in historic Stanford, Kentucky. You are welcome to visit the store and tour the soap making facility in the basement of the store. You can visit www.kentuckysoapsandsuch.com to learn more about their history and the products they offer.