Bugby Hole was a popular anchorage on the Thames River for larger ships needing protection from storms and tides. The oxbow of the river at Bugby Marsh (Greenwich Peninsula) created this deep hole just outside of London where ships were required to fly their colors prior to entering the city. Numerous references to “Bugby Hole” or “Bugby Marsh” or “Bugby Reach” exist in shipping maps and Parliamentary records prior to the 1800s when some maps started to misspell the name as “Bugsby.” This is a common mispronunciation of our family name. “Bugby Marsh” was slow to be developed because it was a marsh and needed to be drained. The Dutch evidently helped to do that. Early artwork and maps shows it as a vacant stretch of ground, where the pirates were hung in gibbets away from businesses and homes but in plain view before starting an overseas journey. During the time of the East and West India Companies, Captain John Bugby was active in overseas shipping. There were other Captain Bugbys including Timothy and William around 1625. Popular use by the Bugbys being anchored in this location is what likely landed the name. They were evidently proud of having their family name being placed on “Bugby Hole” for river maps of the Thames in the early 1600s. The Bugby family of London had the money to invest in plantations at Montserrat, St. Croix, and South Carolina during that time. “Bugby Hole” was used as the name for these plantations in the West Indies, (Caribbean). Books by Daniel Defoe, the author of Moll Flanders, and his official British coastal guide, referenced “Bugby's Hole.” By 1665 naval maps and even a ship diary referenced “Bugby's Hole” during the London plague. “Bugby Reach” appeared on some maps on this stretch of the river. “Bugby Marsh” was named for the stretch of the river but no Bugby was ever a landowner there. Later maps continued to use the misspelling of Bugsby on the marsh and on the river after 1850. “Bugsby’s Way” in Greenwich at the O2 arena is a great tribute to the early history of the area. Unfortunately, it should have been named Bugby’s Way. Sincerely, Dale Bugby
This is an awesome place! If you have not visited the vineyard and farm, you must do so during the 12th Muscadine Festival during Labor Day weekend of 2015.
That would be Charleston Petal Pushers dba Main Road Farmers Market, 155 Main Road, Johns Island, SC 843.442.9281 Across from Gilligans Restaurant.
One of the best Nurseries and garden centers in the area for all needs in regards to gardening and plant care.
Come celebrate Food Day at the MUSC Urban Farm on Thursday October 24th, 2013.
This is the second annual Food Day event at the Urban Farm. This year activities planned for the day include:
• 11:00-11:30am: Self-guided tour and see what’s new on the Farm
• 11:30am-12:00pm: Janice Ryan-Bohac, PhD, Charleston Plant Breeding Co. will discuss a new kind of potato she has bred with optimized nutrition and flavor
• 12:00-12:30pm: Sodexo cooking demo including samples of sweet potato cheddar cake -ginger lime marinated shrimp and savory walnut kale
• 12:30-12:40pm: Reading of the Food Day proclamation by Mayor Pro Tem Dudley Gregorie
• 12:40-1:10pm: Celebrity Mr. /Ms. “SWEET” Potato head contest. Come cheer on local celebrities as they compete for bragging rights by crafting the most creative “Mr. or Ms. Sweet Potatohead”. Participating this year are David Quick, Post & Courier, Carolyn Murray, WCBD News 2, Debi Chard, WCSC Live 5 News, Jon Bruce, WCIV ABC News 4, Jay Shadix, 96.9 The Wolf, and Mike Seekings, Charleston City Council.
• 1:20-2:30pm: FUN FALL ACTIVITIES: spoon races, giant jump rope and sack races will get hearts racing and perhaps spark a competitive streak among participants
Sodexo will be offering Wellness grab and go healthy lunches for $5 while supplies last and look for King of Pops with some new fall favorites. Heirloom herbs & vegetable starters will be available for sale by Humble Farms as will Urban Farm t-shirts for sale – assorted styles and sizes. $1 off when purchased during the event, (cash or check only).
In keeping with the theme of sustainable food, non-perishable donations are requested to help the Lowcountry Food Bank “Feed the Need” and will be combined with the sweet potatoes that will be harvested during the day.
Open to members of MUSC and the general community.
I heard that Caw Caw Creek Pork is being sold every thing is 33%off! Promo code "smoke" ......Taken From facebook, Smoke Sale! All website (cawcawcreek.com) orders using coupon code "smoke" will receive a 33% discount. Shipping and handling charges still apply.
Our current schedule is
7:30-8:30 Weds. Early bird maintenance
12:00-1:00pm Thurs. Lunch and Learn
4:00-5:00pm Work and Learn
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:00-11:00am - Work and Learn with kid friendly activities
The best orchard I've seen! Big, ripe, sweet blueberries, and easy picking. Well worth the trip to Summerville.
RightOnQue food vendor uses Joseph Fields Farms vegetables and fruits in our weekly Saturday offerings at the Charleston Farmers Market (Marion Square). We buy his produce for personal use as well, the fresh organic farming really is evident in the flavor! We appreciate their business!!
Total Garbage. Do not get a CSA from them. They claim they grow their own produce, but alas, all they grow is more and more paranoid and resentful. When asked where the produce came from they claimed it was from their farm. I went on a tour of the farm and there is nothing growing there. At all.
New winter schedule:
7:30-8:30am Weds. early bird maintenance
12:00-1:00pm Thurs. Lunch and learn and farm tour
4:00-5:00pm Thurs. work and learn
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:00-11:00am - Work and Learn with kid friendly activities
Rita has transformed our backyard into a garden producing veggies, flowers, and fruits year-round. Her knowledge of organic agriculture is vast and her enthusiasm is contagious! We highly recommend Rita's Backyard Harvest program to bring the most healthy and delicious bounty to your table!
We love how Rita has transformed our yard into a year-round-producing garden of organic vegetables, flowers, and fruits. Her knowledge is tremendous and her enthusiasm is contagious, and the veggies taste so much better than those shipped from many miles away. We highly recommend her services!
This will be my second time visiting Middleton Gardens and I can't wait. I intend to use Omega Transportation as my ride ( since I can save 10% on a round trip) and I will tour the gardens after the demonstrations. I know the gardens will be beautiful this time of year. And I won't have to fight the traffic, so I am really excited.
And also, the corn maze died according to the owner. You can't control nature, so it seems like they used innovation instead of giving up. They cut a maze through hedges. Alot of work goes into the upkeep of the place. The questions also did not seem unfriendly to a child either. It woudl be hard to have a maze that suited everyone if the questions throughout were suited to four year olds.
Actually the farms seem alot of fun to me. It was completely family friendly (except for haunted hay ride). Boone Hall is more well known, but that does not make it better. I saw many kids going through the maze and did fine. People seemed to have a lot of fun
When my 4 year old twins and I arrived to Legare Farms, we saw signs leading us to a 'CORN' maze; however, the maze turned out to be a non-children friendly 'MYRTLE' maze. The path desperately needs to be bush hogged so children can walk through the path without becoming scratched/scraped up by tall grasses and tree limbs. As for the 'fun' questions, the game was too advanced for young kids. The whole experience of Legare Farms was mediocre in my opinion. After going through the Myrtle maze, my family and I did not even want to take the hay ride. I strongly suggest taking the kids to Boone Hall Plantation instead for a fun-filled day with your young ones.
Very good show overall, I thought the Village People gave me more of what I came for, but they were both good. We left early as people started to crowd up into the aisles of the seats, making it just too hot to stick around.
I was there and loved the performace. It was VERY hot though! - JA
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