Feast & Flora
I GREW UP SURROUNDED BY GARDENS AND FLOWERS
and had my first garden plot when I was still very little. Just a couple generations ago, farming was a way of life for my family, but when it was time to decide on my college major, I landed on English Literature and Language. Life had other ideas for me, though. In 2015, I completed the Growing New Farmers program through Lowcountry Local First. I apprenticed on a vegetable farm and landed a full-time job at a hydroponic farm. I absolutely loved it and knew I really wanted to start my own farm. In the meantime, I pruned tomatoes, welcomed a new baby into my family, and took coursework in floral design. In 2017, we were fortunate enough to purchase a home on acreage just outside of Charleston, SC, and before I knew it, my dreams of flower farming and growing vegetables were off and running. My wife unwittingly stumbled upon farming right alongside me when it became painfully obvious that the larger mechanical and construction projects were not my forte. Luckily, she's handy with diagrams and small machinery and whatnot. That's how we became a farming family. We are so thrilled to be able to provide locally grown flowers and produce to my friends, family, and the Charleston community. Thank you for joining me on this journey!