We are Earth People(r) Farms - a family owned and operated micro farm on St. Helena Island, SC. We farm in the tradition of our beloved African, Gullah/Geechee ancestors. Like them, we know that food grown on healthy land with healthy farming practices is the best kind of food. We are honored to be stewards of this small portion of our Mother Earth, caring for its health to support yours.
Our family grew up on the same land where Earth People Farms is located - the Frogmore community of St. Helena Island, heart of the Gullah/Geechee Culture in the Lowcountry. We are proud to grow the food that feeds our families and yours. Thank you for supporting this tradition!
We are a year-round specialty crop farm, known for the sweetness of our baby greens, rainbow beets, Valencia oranges, and sugar cane, and the beauty of our 'Mae Flowers' bouquets. We also cultivate traditional herbs such as mullein and life-everlasting. Click Shop EP Farms for details!
Our vegetables, herbs and fruit are hand cultivated, and never treated with chemical pesticides or harmful fertilizers.
Our registered trademark is in honor of our parents (Bertha Mae & Al) who established the EP way of life in the late 1970s.
Check out our High Tunnel Times blog regularly to learn more about our high-tunnel farming and other on-farm events.
We are open for seasonal produce, seedlings and value-added products on most Saturdays, 10am-2pm (please check our social media pages for updates before you arrive!). We welcome most forms of payment on-site, including EBT. Also, check out our on-farm events page for special activities this year!
Glen is our President & Chief Farm Officer, and the eldest son of our large sibling group! His vision and commitment to family is what got us started on the path to where we are today.
Najmah is our VP for farm training and workforce development. In addition to her role as "Weed Warrior" at the farm, she uses her PhD in public policy to help us grow in new ways!
Tye represents the next generation of Mae Legacy, LLC. (our parent company). She makes sure we are up-to-date on the relevant social media platforms, and coordinates our special campaigns!
Check out EP Farmacy in the February 2023 edition! Grown in SC Magazine Feature (story begins on page 21)
Our sisters are featured in "Nature's Calling"!
Our VP of Workforce Development & Training is the April 'covergirl'! Beaufort Lifestyle Magazine Cover Story
EP Farms is working with the SC Black Farmers Coalition’s Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) program. We are proud to provide a bag of fresh produce from our farm and several other micro farms on St. Helena Island to individuals and families each week! Thanks to funding provided by the SC Department of Agriculture (LPFA administrator for South Carolina) there is no charge to those who are under-served. Everyone deserves to have fresh, local produce each week, regardless of their income level. If you are eligible for EBT and would like to be added to our weekly delivery list, please contact our CFO at 843-271-8878.
At Earth People Farms, we're committed to sustainable and responsible farming practices. We use natural fertilizers and pest control methods to ensure that our crops are healthy and free from harmful chemicals. These practices increase the cost of our products significantly. We are thankful to have funding partnerships like SCBFC & LFPA that allow us to provide our customers with the highest quality products, regardless of income level.
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