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Kiawah River Farm:
digging in for fresh, sustainable, local

Life is sweet at Kiawah River, and it tastes even sweeter with the bounty of fresh flavors growing at Kiawah River Farm. We foster farm-to-table living in a cooperative environment working in partnership with local Johns Island farmers complete with goats, beef cattle, chickens, bees, produce and flower fields.

Sea island tomatoes are famous for good reason—part of a legacy of farming, sunshine and good soil.

There’s more. Heirloom vegetables, fruits and berries, flowers, beef cattle, goats, honey bees and hens are all raised at Kiawah River Farm at the center of the agricultural hub of Charleston.

Farm share—the value of agriculture + neighborhood

Welcome to Charleston’s first “Agrihood.”

By providing tillable acres in partnership with neighboring farms, Kiawah River is creating cooperative ways to foster connections between residents and local growers and producers. The centerpiece is the Kiawah River Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, in which residents are able to buy shares of a growing season in advance.


The Kiawah River Farm CSA helps to sustain local farming, supports the local economy, and brings doorstep deliveries to Kiawah River. Residents then have ingredients for delicious, healthy cooking—including herbs and lettuces, fresh-cut flowers, honey, free-range eggs, and even local-raised beef.

The full story. Kiawah River’s farm partners and CSA, as featured Charleston Magazine: “Harvest Home: The Lowcountry’s First Agrihood Has Taken Root At The Kiawah River Development On John’s Island.”


Growing Fresh

In tandem with farming neighbors that include Freeman Farms (fourth-generation farmers) and Rosebank Farms (led by Sidi Limehouse, who grew up farming this land with his father), local-sourced food and fresh-grown produce are a natural centerpiece of life at Kiawah River. The pastoral views of our own 100 acres of dedicated farmland begin on the entrance road just past Abbapoola Creek.

You’ll see wildflower meadows and bee boxes, fence lines and The Goatery barns, and the grazing pastures of pigs and donkeys, the lively goats and the more serene Belted Galloways. Roaming flocks of egg-laying hens provide organic pest control—devouring biting ants and other insects—and help fertilize the grass for the cows and goats to graze.

The intertwined diversity of plant and animal life is intentional, part of the holistic farming philosophy at Kiawah River. The joys of interacting with the animals, and the lessons to be learned from farm’s ecosystem are endless. Visitors are welcome.

Visitors are welcome.

We’re growing. Visit TKTK for open hours and events at Kiawah River Farm (including goat yoga), and the Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program.