A Growing Legacy: Sidi Limehouse of Rosebank Farms continues to farm this land that had been in his family since he was born.
An existing farmhouse now serves as the Welcome Center and community event space.
Green Thumb: Tender okra is one of the staples grown on Rosebank Farms’ 15 acres at Kiawah River, along with heirloom tomatoes, leafy greens, squash, beans, and cut flowers
Rooster, Limehouse’s trusty hound, makes the rounds with him.
Fields of Dreams: A.J. Freeman is the fourth generation of his family to farm on John’s Island. His father and uncles, all in or nearing their 70s, still work with him, growing the prized sweet corn, tomatoes, potatoes, and numerous other crops that have long been favorites at local farmers markets.
“Keeping a farm here is a great model for other developers. The land is pretty fertile. We’re seeing great results.” —A.J. Freeman, Freeman Farms
The Steward: Jeff Snyder, a biologist, knows every nook, creek, and cranny of these 2,200 acres. He has lived on-site and managed the land after the Beach Company bought it in 1995, building rice trunks to enhance water features for the property’s abundant wildlife.
“We’ve had an environmental stewardship vision for this land since purchasing it in 1995.” —Jeff Snyder, Kiawah River chief environmental officer
Kidding Around: Danny Sillivant leads the herd that stole his heart and led him to shift from a career in real estate to goat farming. The Goatery welcomes visitors to meet and mingle with their friendly livestock.
Downward Facing Goat: Missy Farkouh was lured into goat farming thanks to goat yoga (occasionally offered at The Goatery). As Sillivant’s business partner, she’s become conversant in all things animal husbandry, from veterinary care to cheese making.
Sweet Buzz: Chuck Hudspeth checks the farm’s hives, home to many happy honeybees, thanks to the wide range of native and cultivated pollinator-attracting plants and flowers on the property.
In Bloom: Jana Mendenhall was an experienced organic farmer in California before moving east and now grows an array of cut flowers—a favorite nectar source for Hudspeth’s nearby apiary.
To Market: Candice Broyles manages the neighborhood’s CSA program, for which property owners and other local neighbors can pay for seasonal or weekly shares. Bags full of freshly harvested produce and eggs are delivered every Wednesday
“(The goal) is to create a good connection with the local community and give people a deeper knowledge of where their food comes from.” —Jeremy Storey, Storey Farms
Free Range: Jeremy Storey moved to South Carolina to reconnect his love of restaurants and good food directly to the source. His switch from being a chef to farming entails doting on thousands of hens, ensuring Storey Farms’ fresh, high-quality eggs.
Meet the cows, goats, bees, and farmers who are making it happen