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Get your veggies, and more, from these farm-fresh subscription services

Get your veggies, and more, from these farm-fresh subscription services
April 2022
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs connect farmers directly to consumers



Kindlewood Farms offers three pickup locations

Special Delivery: Lowcountry Street Grocery

For the past five years, this subscription service has curated and bundled goods from an inventory of more than 300 local growers and producers, delivering directly to customers’ homes. Lowcountry Street Grocery offers five different sized boxes ranging from “Staples” for a single person or the specialty “True Locavore” at $100 a week. Find everything from strawberries to sea beans on the produce side, plus dried herbs, baked goods, butcher cuts, coffee, and pasta. lowcountrystreetgrocery.com

Spade & Clover‘s John Warren

Local Roots: Spade & Clover

In addition to favorites such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and kale, Spade & Clover Gardens cultivates semitropical produce like turmeric, ginger, and galangal. Owner John Warren got started in 2013 through the Dirtworks Incubator Program supported by Lowcountry Local First and says he frequently tries to “stretch the limits of what we can grow.” Be on the lookout for onions, arugula, and more in season now through July, available for online order and pickup. spadeandclovergardens.net

Family Business: Lowland Farms

A small organic farm founded in 2011 on John’s Island, this operation specializes in heirloom vegetables, flowers, and eggs. Lowland Farms offers a limited number of small and large 12-week shares every season, with produce such as head lettuces, potatoes, zucchini, and turnips, as well as green garlic and other herbs. Manager Kenneth “Skinny” Melton runs the 14-acre property with his parents, sister, and four children, sourcing seeds and managing pests using sustainable methods. lowlandfarms.com

Power Couple: Kindlewood Farms

Since 2020, Ashley and Matt Levone of Kindlewood Farms in Walterboro have offered three pickup options in Mount Pleasant, John’s Island, and Summerville. “A lot of people might not go to the local market,” say the husband and wife duo, “so we bring a little farmers market to them.” Offering fresh produce in “couple” and “family” quantities during their 12-week spring season, boxes are stuffed with a variety of leafy greens and unique items, including their pickling blend made in collaboration with Charleston Spice Company. kindlewoodfarms.com

Bounty on a Budget: Twenty Bag

Don’t want to be locked in for a whole season? Customers looking for more flexibility can opt in week to week and receive recipe tips with Twenty Bag, offering boxes at $20 a pop. Founder Harleston Towles sources produce from his 15-acre farm on Edisto and occasionally throws in other local goodies like fresh citrus or black-eyed peas, rice, and grits from neighbor Marsh Hen Mill. “We want to make it as pleasing to the eye as possible, because you should always eat your colors,” he says. thetwentybag.com