ESTB

2014

CRESCENT FARM

GROWING GOOD FOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITY
 

About our Farm

Sustainable Ag

Crescent Farm is a first generation produce farm located in Laurens County, South Carolina.  The farm is run by Margie Levine, her daughter and son-in-law; Holly and Jon, and their two children.  

 

We are strong advocates for agriculture and working lands within our community.  We are USDA Certified Organic and grow without the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides.  We use a combination of mechanical cultivation and hand work to control weed pressure. 

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We use cover crops, crop rotation, and rock-based fertilizers to enhance the soil quality and to encourage healthy plant production.

Our produce can be found at some of the best restaurants and local stores in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Charlotte, and Asheville.   

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Meet Your Farmers

Margie has been involved in agriculture for most of her life.  Her introduction to commercial organic farming began in 1991 while working at Harlow Farm, one of the earliest certified organic vegetable farms in New England.  She worked there for five years before taking a job as the Assistant Farm manager at a high school with an agriculture  program.  She developed a small organic garden program on the school campus that provided a majority of the produce served in the dining hall.  Over her fifteen years there, she also worked to integrate the garden program into the school’s curriculum and offered gardening classes to the students.  At Crescent Farm, she manages the daily operations and customer relationships.

Holly helped her parents with their family garden.  She also worked at several farms during middle and high school.  After college, she moved away from farm work  to focus on a career in forestry.  She currently works as the Environmental Program Manager with the South Carolina Forestry Commission.  She manages the regional staff responsible for the State’s BMP program for forestry.  She is the point of contact with the Commission for environmental issues and serves on many committees focused on water quality, quantity, and source water protection.  On the farm, she manages the annual crop planning and scheduling.

Jon also works in forestry.  He is a Harvest Manager with Weyerhaeuser in their South Carolina Piedmont operation.  He is responsible for managing logging contractors, timber marketing, and environmental compliance on an 85,000 acre tree farm.  At Crescent Farm, Jon manages much of the field work and the equipment repairs.