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.



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

  • 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


  • Albizia Apothecary-James Island(Riverland Terrace)

    Albizia Apothecary offers a diverse pallet of herbs, potions and locally inspired items.


    Our CSA Farm Share drop-off for this location is Thursday from 11am-5:30pm.


    2010 Wappoo Dr., Charleston, SC 29412
  • Harold's Cabin-Upper/Middle Peninsula

    Harold’s Cabin is a reimagined corner store, cafe and restaurant concept, housed in the same building on the corner of President and Congress Streets as the original Harold’s Cabin, which served the residents of Charleston’s Westside neighborhood from the 1920s to the 1950s. The new Harold’s Cabin is open for lunch & dinner, Tuesday through Friday, and for brunch & dinner on the weekends.


    Our CSA Farm Share drop-off at this location is Wednesday from 1-7pm.


    247 Congress St.

    Charleston, SC  29403



  • Herbal Passion-West Ashley(Avondale)

    Herbal Passion serves as an apothecary for the community, by offering custom tea blending, encapsulations and private consultations. They are open Tuesday-Friday, 1-7pm and Saturday, 10-3pm.


    Our CSA Farm Share drop-off is Wednesday from 1-7pm.


    845-1B Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC  29407






  • Local Supporters

    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!!!

  • Cacao's Artisan Chocolates

    Cocao's Artisan Chocolates' chocolatiers Mark Gray and David Vagasky have over 30 years in perfecting their chocolate making techniques. Their local creations are hand crafted in Charleston, SC. Compost in My Shoe share their sweet treats on occasion in our CSA Farm Shares as a way of spreading the local goodness around.