Luckett farms established in 2008

Luckett Farms began as a first generation farm. It all started at our home garden, 2 acres in Central. We quickly out "grew" our area and moved to 30 acres in Pride.  In 2017, We were able to partner with The State of Louisiana and Lease 100 + acres at the Beautiful Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, La. We are so excited for the opportunity to cultivate the land and persevere the agriculture history.  

We are a local Family Farm working 7 days a week to share our passion with our customers and visitors. We enjoy providing the community with local, quality, home grown produce for affordable pricing. We currently sell our produce direct to the consumer either through our CSA Program, seasonally at the Red Stick Farmer’s Market, and (this fall) at our "New" Roadside stand At Rosedown Plantation. 

Everyone helps out on the farm and the kids have fun while gaining knowledge about the food that they eat. Dalton and Maycee enjoy watching the plants grow and Love when picking comes, although some times picking equals snack time. Both kids encompass the entrepreneur spirit, and You can find them planting and selling their own crops.  

We are passionate about teaching others how to grow, harvest, and cook healthy foods! We are so excited to share our love for agriculture and passion for farming with our guest and customers. 

We look forward to your visit.

Derek And Kacie

 

Rosedown plantation Established 1830s

Rosedown was built in 1830's by Daniel and Martha Turnbull. At one time, it included about 3,500 acres of farm land. Like most Plantations, they grew traditional  cotton for cash.  Also rice, sugar, and tobacco were grown on the plantation for their own use. Martha's true passion of agriculture could be found in her herb, vegetable garden, fruit orchard, and exquisite flower gardens. Martha was very proud of her pineapple, celery, and salsify crops. Her flower gardens were once the largest private formal garden of the 19th century. The earliest record of gardens dates back to 1830, when Martha began her garden diary.  Martha's sophisticated gardens grew over the years and included 18 acres of ornamental plants and flowers.

  The plantation remained in the family for generations but became increasing hard to sustain, after the Civil War. Daniel's Death forced the family to relayed on 250 sharecroppers to aid.  After Martha died 1896, Her daughter Sarah was the successor. Subsequently in 1914 with Sarah’s death, her four daughters inherited Rosedown. The sisters opened the house for tours in the 1920s. After the last daughter, Nina’s death the family sold the plantation in 1956 to Catherine Underwood. Mrs. Underwood completed a $10 million-dollar eight- year restoration project. During this time, the plantation was a working cattle farm. The plantation was again opened to the public in 1964.  The Louisiana Office of State Parks purchased Rosedown in 2000. The plantation is a National Historic Landmark. Rosedown plantation offers home and flower garden tours daily 9-5 pm.  You can find more info and state entrance fees at

https://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/rosedown-plantation-state-historic-site/index