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 Compost In My Shoe.

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.

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Stephen Wilson’s journey with farming started early.  He learned by  watching his grandfather grow food in his Anderson, South Carolina backyard.  After work, Stephen’s grandfather would give away homegrown vegetables to neighbors leaving the mill after a hard days work.  Stephen grew up remembering how appreciative his community was for the food.

After high school, Stephen left his Columbia, South Carolina home and entered the Marines. After service in 2000, he moved to Charleston and worked in Charleston’s well-known Poe’s Tavern on Sullivan’s Island.

His love for food continues with a career change to farming.  After completing the Lowcountry Local First Growing New Farmer’s Program in 2014, he decided to make the leap to become a full–time farmer.   Jim Martin mentored Stephen through the apprentice program, and they continue to work as partners today in Compost In My Shoe. Stephen takes pride in the Lowcountry farmers, and continues his own grandfather’s legacy of feeding his community.

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 off 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

    843- 637-3722

  • MUSC Wellness Center-Peninsula Charleston

    The MUSC Wellness Center offers a wide variety of services to our members. We make it easy with everything from a safe environment for your children while you work out, to a knowledgeable trainer to help you meet your fitness goals.

     

    The drop off is inside the lobby. You do not need to be a member to pick up at this location.

     

    The CSA Farm Share drop off for this location is Thursday from 11am-8pm.

     

    MUSC Wellness Center

    45 Courtenay Drive

    Charleston, SC 29401

    843-792-5757

  • Compost In My Shoe-Home Drop-Off-West Ashley/James Island

    Compost in My Shoe's home drop-off is located on the northwest side of James Island close to James Island and West Ashley.

     

    The CSA Farm Share drop of for this location is Thursday from 11am-6pm.

     

    438 Priestly St., Charleston, SC 29412
    (843) 270-5804
  • 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.