Legare Farms is legendary as one of the oldest working farms in the nation. In 1725, Soloman Legare, a silversmith and planter and also one of Charleston’s earliest settlers, established a plantation on rich, fertile land on Johns Island. He farmed indigo, sea island cotton, and potatoes and raised cattle and sheep.
Today, Helen Legare-Floyd, Linda Legare-Berry, and Thomas S. Legare, his direct descendants, continue the Legare Farm traditions with a focus on sustainability and community services. From welcoming the public to purchase products or attend a family event at the farm, the Legares have brought their farm into the new age while maintaining the old traditions of hard work and love of the land.
Legare Farms presents various ways to sell its products from ordering via Rolling Market or placing an order to pick up some antibiotic & hormone-free meat or vegetables.
In addition, Legare offers membership in a successful CSA (Community Supported Agriculture Program) that provides vegetables grown without chemicals or pesticides. The farms also sells home-made jams, jellies, pickles, and salsas, baked goods, soup mix, garlic infused olive oil, and much more.
The Legare Farms Education Foundation, now in its 16th year, offers school field trips and other educational events for the community. Through the foundation the Legare family strives to raise awareness of the agricultural heritage of the low-country region and the need to maintain this legacy for future generations.