Behind the Farm

Jim Martin’s relationship with the land began on a dairy farm in northern Ohio. Caring for the soil was what they called organic farming.

A move to the Palmetto State at age 13 meant learning to garden in a foreign land. His 25-year career in horticulture is coming full circle with Compostinmyshoe.

His lifelong relationship with the land is shared today through his garden design, boutique farming and teaching/consulting.

Compostinmyshoe is dedicated to growing and developing high quality produce,products and services while nurturing  the life-giving bond we all have with the land. Whether in a shoe or under foot, our existence depends on the delicate balance between how we use our soil for survival and the care we must have for it.

On a local scale, Compostinmyshoe celebrates the Lowcountry experience by placing its produce, products and services within the cycle of life right here!

Friends and Sources
  • CSA Farm Share Partners

    Coastal Expeditions-Mount Pleasant

    Coastal Expeditions is Charleston's original outfitter,  setting the standard for environmental education and stewardship in this region of the country. Over the years, Coastal Expeditions has grown into a group of dedicated naturalists using kayaks and boats to get people into beautiful places.

     

    Our CSA Farm Share drop at this location is Thursday from 11am -5pm each week.

     

    Shem Creek Flagship Store
    514-B Mill Street
    Mount Pleasant, SC
    (843) 884-7684

  • Two Boroughs Larder-Peninsula Charleston

    Two Boroughs Larder is a combination restaurant, deli, and housewares market is a haven for serious food lovers. Husband-and-wife team Josh and Heather Keeler bring a passionate eat-local and make-it-yourself aesthetic to a stylishly refurbished storefront in the Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood. The offerings are eclectic, with small and large plates, sandwiches, and salads, plus a mix-and-match selection of charcuterie and cheeses. Find Compost In My Shoe's produce used weekly in their ever evolving menu.

     

    The CSA Farm Share weekly delivery in this location is Wednesday from 11am-5pm.

     

    186 Coming Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

  • Caroline's Market and Catering-West Ashley

    Caroline's Market and Catering is located in the South Windermere shopping center in West Ashley. The catering menu offers a wide range of cuisine from lasagna and kabobs to enchiladas, with starters, sides and dessert options. The company can provide groups of any size with its services no matter how big or small. This location is also available for hosting private parties and events.

     

    The CSA Farm Share drop of for this location is Thursday from 11am-4pm.

     

    55 Windermere Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
    (843) 763-7057
  • Local Supporters

    Church Creek Nursery

    Nancy Hart, owner and grower at Church Creek Nursery is near and dear to Compost In My Shoe's heart.  Her expertise in the greenhouse aspects of growing have been an amazing resource.

  • Lowcountry Local First

    Their mission to advocate the benefits of a local living economy by strengthening community support of our local-independent businesses and farmers is helping Compost In My Shoe expand as a business locally. One of their newest farm programs accepted Jim Martin as one of their first farmers for the Incubator Farm program. You will hear more about his work at Dirtworks as the experience develops.

  • Fuzzco

    Without Fuzzco, we wouldn't look pretty! The powerhouse twosome of Fuzzco's founders Josh Nissenboim and Helen Rice along with the whole wonderful team created a place for us to spread the word about what we do, who we are and most importantly how others can get involved with our passion. Tell them Compost In My Shoe sent you!!!

  • Restaurants

    Two Boroughs Larder

    Two Boroughs Larder is a combination restaurant, deli, and housewares market is a haven for serious food lovers. Husband-and-wife team Josh and Heather Keeler bring a passionate eat-local and make-it-yourself aesthetic to a stylishly refurbished storefront in the Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood. The offerings are eclectic, with small and large plates, sandwiches, and salads, plus a mix-and-match selection of charcuterie and cheeses. Find Compost In My Shoe's produce used weekly in their ever evolving menu.

  • EVO

    In addition to pizza, EVO (Extra Virgin Oven) serves an array of homemade soups, salads, cured meats and paninis on artisan breads, fresh from their wood-fired oven. Artisan beers on tap and distinctive European wines are the perfect complement to their honest food. Check out Compost In My Shoe's produce used in their kitchen.