GrowFood Carolina

The Coastal Conservation League launched GrowFood Carolina, the state’s first local food hub, in 2011.

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GrowFood Carolina

The Conservation League started its Food and Agriculture program in 2007 with the goal of protecting South Carolina’s small, family farms. Between 1992 and 1997, more than 200 acres of rural land were converted every day to urban uses, placing South Carolina in the top ten states in the nation for rural land loss. We quickly realized that small farmers lacked access to the infrastructure available to industrial farms, and were therefore unable to say “no” when a developer offered to buy their land. The League saw a food hub as critical to our work protecting rural landscapes and improving quality of life across the coastal plain.

The objective of GrowFood is to tap into the existing assets of small-scale agriculture to help create a stronger rural economy, spurring job creation, and building capacity in rural communities by connecting farm businesses to the thriving local food movement. The resurgence of small-scale agriculture presents a tremendous opportunity to positively impact the rural economy. Increased agricultural production leads to increased economic activity, and allows farmers to stay on their land for generations to come.

GrowFood officially opened its doors in 2011 at a warehouse in downtown Charleston. Over the past four years, the hub has grown from marketing for 5 producers to more than 75, all in the state of South Carolina. GrowFood provides local farmers the sales, marketing, logistics, warehousing and distribution functions they need and that previously have been available only to large-scale industrial farms. Wholesale customers range from restaurants all over metropolitan Charleston, to Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Earth Fare, and the College of Charleston. Since it’s opening, GrowFood has returned over $1 million to farmers.


How GrowFood Works




Who is Growing It


Anson Mills
Black Pearl Farms
Brant Family Farm
Brewton Plantation
Brickyard Point Farms
Bugtussle Farm
Bulls Bay Saltworks
Burbage Farms
Busy Boys Produce
C-Breeze Farm
Cannon Farm
Carolina Kiwi
Carolina Plantation
City Roots
Compost In My Shoe
Creek Road Farm
Cypress Hill Farm
Dogwood Farm
Eastover Nut Farm
Farm 418
Fishing Creek Creamery
Forest Booty
Fort Farms
Heritage Farms
Hickory Bluff Farms
Hobby Farms
Hokuwa Oyate Farm
Holy City Farms
Hudson Family Farm
JLJ Farm
Kurios Farms
Lavington Farms
Lowcountry Creamery
Lowland Farms
Maple Ridge Farm
McManus Farms
Murdaugh Farms
Nellie’s Farm
Old McDonald Farms
Old Tyme Bean Company
Rebecca Farms
Rest Park Farm
Rosebank Farms
Saw Mill Pond Vineyard
Sea Island Farm
Second Harvest Farm
Sheldon Farms
Shuler Farm
Solio Family Farms
Spade & Clover Gardens
Sweet Blues Farm
Three Sons Farm
Wabi Sabi Farm
Walthers Farm
Williams Vineyards & Farms
Wren’s Nest Farm


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GrowFood Carolina’s mission is to help the local food market reach its full potential by providing meaningful opportunities to rural farmers that will strengthen and secure the future of a regional food supply and ensure that local rural lands remain in agricultural use.

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