Lowcountry Farms

Chef/farmer Bernd Gronert grows Charleston's trendiest fruits, the old fashioned way
Chef/farmer Bernd Gronert grows Charleston's trendiest fruits, the old fashioned way Old Country Lowcountry

Chef Bernd Gronert is an imposing German tower, slightly balding, with a thick Old Country accent and Alan Greenspan's glasses. He's not into Instagram. Gronert is, however, possibly the trendiest farm-to-fork grower in the Charleston region. — Enid Spitz


Three farms. Three farmers. Three personalities. One goal: Make it work.
Three farms. Three farmers. Three personalities. One goal: Make it work. The Uncooperative Cooperative

Here's the thing about farm economics: the laws of supply and demand are compounded, or sometimes trounced altogether, by the unruly laws of nature. — Stephanie Hunt


Tiger Corner Farms produces full-scale, aeroponic crops in recycled shipping containers
Tiger Corner Farms produces full-scale, aeroponic crops in recycled shipping containers The Future of Farming

They don't sound like farmers. With a team comprised of a former high school Latin teacher, a systems engineer, a mechanical engineer, and two technicians, they sound more like characters on the Big Bang Theory than a group of land-tillers. — Mary Scott Hardaway


Charleston Waterkeeper founder Cyrus Buffum has found a new role on the water
Charleston Waterkeeper founder Cyrus Buffum has found a new role on the water From Keeper to Reaper

When most of his friends were trying to get post-college internships, then 24-year-old Cyrus Buffum was founding Charleston Waterkeeper. — Kinsey Gidick


Kay Holseberg keeps the Lowcountry's pecan farming tradition alive on her 150 acres
Kay Holseberg keeps the Lowcountry's pecan farming tradition alive on her 150 acres A Pecan-Do Attitude

For years, the namesake of Molly & Me pecans could be found nestled beneath the towering pecan trees of Kay Holseberg's farm in Holly Hill, South Carolina. Laying comfortably and, most likely, snacking on a few of the passed over nuts from her owner's morning picks, Molly, a presa canario mastiff, was Holseberg's business partner — her daily companion as she spent hours picking up pecans from the trees. — Claire Volkman


Blood on the River returns for the third Lowcountry Boucherie
Blood on the River returns for the third Lowcountry Boucherie Meat in the Flesh

When I arrive at the hidden farm tucked down a dirt road on Wadmawlaw, there's still mist coming off Bohicket Creek. But even at this early hour, the farm is a whirl of activity. — Kinsey Gidick


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