Dan Kennerty is anything but a hands-off gentleman farmer. With fields cultivated (literally) in the front yard of the Kennerty family's home, this mom-and-pop operation is a throwback to how farming once was. Kennerty opened the farm after attending Clemson University, and he now works about 25 acres with the help of his wife and two children. Asparagus (green and purple) is their primary crop, accompanied by squash blossoms, greens, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes and sweet onions. This spring, arugula and mesclun salad mix will be their pride and joy. The Kennertys supply restaurants like Carolina's, Slightly North of Broad, Oak Steakhouse, Magnolias, and more with produce and honey (produced by Allie Crosby from the bees that pollinate the Kennertys' fields), and they sell to the public at each of the local farmers markets.