Eat Local Challenge: Compost in My Shoe
We hope that everyone that has been part of the Lowcountry Local First's: Eat Local Month has enjoyed this awesome community project that brings awareness and support to our local businesses and farms. We think it's really important to continue being mindful of new ways and businesses to check out, support and purchase from. It is a mindset that goes past this months challenge, to be more locally aware of where we spend our money and how we can support our regional community as much as possible! We are huge supporters and fans of the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. There are so many great farms in our area to promote and its a fun experience to go out and visit the properties and learn from the growers themselves and then share what we have learned with you!
We recently met Jim Martin from, Compost In My Shoe on John's Island and were impressed with his beautifully tended boutique farm. He is passionate, devoted, a hard worker and loves providing the Lowcountry with fresh produce! His previous (25 year) career in horticulture before pursuing his passion to be a grower is the perfect illustration of how much he enjoys being outdoors and working in the soil...it's where his heart is. He is known for growing high quality produce and supplying the community with nutritious and beautiful fresh food! His CSA offers a variety of share sizes and has a multitude of drop off locations throughout the Charleston area. We highly recommend considering his program when you looking into being part of the CSA program. Some special features of joining Compost In My Shoe's CSA is the convenience of being able to put your share on hold while on vacation or the ability to add a la carte items to your weekly share.