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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. 

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 Greenville, Charleston, and Charlotte.  We also offer a Farm Box Program for our local community.  Members receive a box full of fresh vegetables every week of the growing season that can be picked-up in Clinton or Laurens. 

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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 focussed on water quality, quantity, and source water protection.  On the farm, she manages the annual crop planning and scheduling.

Jon also works in the 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.

Meet Your Farmers

When you join our Farm Box program you will receive a box of farm fresh produce every week of the growing season.  Unlike going to the grocery store to pick out produce each week, our members receive the bounty from our weekly harvests.  Everything in the weekly box is grown on our farm, in our Certified Organic fields, and delivered to the drop-off locations shortly after harvest.  It's hard to find fresher and more local produce than that!  The Farm Box program allows members to enjoy their favorite vegetables and encourages them to try new ones that aren't available in their local store.  They also benefit from the additional nutrients and flavor that fresh produce has to offer.    

 

Members are encouraged to come by and visit the farm, meet the farmers and even help out if they want.  This allows them to get to know the farmer who is growing their food, gain a better understanding of how their food is grown and truly become a part of their farm.

 

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