City Roots is Columbia, S.C.’s first and only in-town sustainable farm, providing Columbia with convenient and always-fresh produce. Father and son duo Robbie and Eric McClam own and operate City Roots with the help of other dedicated staff members and farmers. With USDA Certified Organic produce of every type, City Roots is helping lead the farm-to-table movement in Columbia one field at a time. Learn more about City Roots at http://www.cityroots.org and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
Doko Farm is a small family-owned sustainable farm located in Blythewood, S.C. Owners Joe and Amanda Jones work hard to raise quality heritage breed meat products including poultry, pork and lamb as well as organic eggs in a humane, pastured setting, and to provide the Midlands with local, healthy and delicious heirloom foods. Learn more about Doko Farm at http://www.dokofarm.org and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
Floral and Hardy Farm is specialty-cut flower and botanical farm owned by Tim and Donna Mills in Lexington, S.C. Floral and Hardy is the only major grower of commercial cut flowers in the Midlands, and they can be found at Soda City Market, Columbia’s local Farmers Market on Main St., every Saturday, offering their Certified SC Grown drip-irrigated flowers and foliage to the public. Learn more about Floral and Hardy Farm at http://www.floralandhardyfarm.com.
Freshly Grown Farms is South Carolina’s only Premium Hydroponic Farm, growing Certified S.C. hydroponic produce on their sustainable farm minutes from downtown Columbia, S.C. Freshly Grown Farms grows all its produce, including its award-winning arugula (a staple at Motor Supply), without the use of any herbicides, pesticides or other harmful chemicals. Instead, owners Paul and Kala Grant release ladybugs among their produce to keep insects at bay. Learn more about Freshly Grown Farms at http://www.freshlygrownfarms.com and connect with them on Facebook.
Wil-Moore Farms is a sustainable, family-owned and operated farm located in Lugoff, S.C. producing all natural, grass-fed, humanely and pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb and goat; free-range poultry and eggs and Happy Cow Creamery products like on-the-farm-bottled milk. Owners Robin and Keith Willoughby regularly sell Wil-Moore Farms products at local farmers markets including Kershaw County Farmers' Market, Soda City Farmers Market and Rosewood Market Farmers Market. Learn more about Wil-Moore Farms at http://www.wil-moorefarms.com and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
These are just a few of our local, sustainable farming partners. To learn more about the movement for good, clean and fair foodways in our region, check out organizations like the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Slow Food Columbia and Sustainable Midlands.