charleston sea islands


Kiawah River Farm —
Charleston's first Agrihood

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. 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 and preserve the sea islands' tradition and history, including its agricultural past.


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.

Our CSA Program

Residents of Kiawah River are eligible to participate in Kiawah River Farm’s Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program. The CSA offers a subscription to receive weekly deliveries from the harvests of our community farmers.

Community Shared Agriculture