Compost in My Shoe's Jim Martin gets excited about the vegetables he grows, whether it's the heirloom variety of okra called Eagle Pass, or the seven different types of lettuces he's currently cultivating on his farm. Martin's worked in public horticulture for 25 years, the last six of which were spent working with the Charleston Parks Conservancy. Raised on a dairy farm in Ohio until the age of 13 when his family moved to South Carolina, Martin has always wanted to transition into farming with the organic methods he learned before organic was a label. His emerging boutique farm is now taking shape with the help of mushroom compost, plant mulch, and rare seeds, like the coveted Italian Padron pepper, a present brought to him from traveling friends. "They smuggled them back in their suitcase so I had to honor their wishes and try growing them," he says. Little did he know the Padron peppers would grow well and become as much a delicacy here as they are in Europe. This year, the CSA farm share expands with several tiers and options, including home delivery in certain areas. Check out his blog at compostinmyshoe.com to sign up.