Lowland Farms' heaps of colorful heirloom tomatoes, purple beans, red okra, and lemon squash always attract attention at the Charleston Farmers Market. Grown with integrity using organic methods, the tomatoes are a steal ($3/pound), only to be outdone by the butternut and acorn squash (just $1-$2 each). Elements of farmer Kenneth "Skinny" Melton's years of working with Rita's Roots shine through in the beauty and bounty of produce and cut flowers that make up his display, easily recognizable by the line of local regulars who have followed him from others' farms to his own. It's been a good year for Lowland, a five-acre diversified family farm which set out to farm responsibly, sourcing seeds almost entirely from heirloom sources and managing pests with sustainable methods. The farmers recently built a second chicken tractor to house more of their six species of chickens, including the hawk-shaped Araucana hens that produce the blue and green eggs ($5/dozen) that Lowland sells at market. Lowland Farms returned to the downtown market this spring with a veritable rainbow of everything from wildflowers and cherry tomatoes to onions, radishes, and carrots. Their spring CSA begins in late April and comes in a small ($250) and large ($400) size, which you can read about at lowlandfarms.com. In the meantime, enjoy a meal created with their ingredients at The Macintosh, Butcher and Bee, FIG, The Grocery, or Slightly North Of Broad.