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Thackeray Farms

By Kate Medley, August 29, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Medley
Shawn Thackeray - Thackeray Farms - Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina Shawn Thackeray began farming this 200 acres of land located a mere mile from the Atlantic Ocean many years ago with his father-in-law when it was all planted in tomatoes. Today Shawn owns this land, where he dedicates 20 acres to grow heirloom tomatoes and has expanded the rest to grow a diverse roster of specialty vegetables and several varieties of wildflowers. Thackeray Farms is currently transitioning their sustainable farming practices to organic in order to improve the condition of the soil and the surrounding water and to provide the healthiest working environment for his employees.
Category: Farm to Market




James CFAddiction says ...
Amazing video. First time I've been to the whole foods site. Glad to see you supporting local farmers and especially ones who are trying to make quality food not just a quick buck! Our family shops at whole foods and I encourage the members of our gym to shop there too. Keep up the good work!
08/30/2009 2:18:44 PM CDT
Kathleen Kareem says ...
Do you have provisions for private parties to come and spend a week or so on the farm to learn organic farming? Many of us are trying to do organic gardens and there are some farms I've heard of that rent out rooming and persons "work" the farm and learn at the same time.
09/01/2009 1:17:38 PM CDT
Deborah White says ...
Thank you for taking steps to transition to organic!
03/19/2010 8:50:16 AM CDT
Sara says ...
I am trying to find fresh soybeans grown in SC so that I can make edamame at home. Can anyone help me find a source?
06/06/2010 7:07:55 AM CDT
elaine pyatt says ...
love your products, love in myrtle beach but the trip to mt pleasant is wort it e pyatt
10/09/2011 5:45:12 PM CDT