About Us and our Farming Practices
Ambrose Family Farm is owned and operated by Pete and Babs Ambrose and has been in operation since 1976. We produce a diverse variety of usual and not-so-usual produce year 'round on our 135 acre farm located on Selkirk Plantation, Wadmalaw Island, 20 miles outside of Charleston. We sell most of our crops locally, through our Farm Market-Stono Market-and to local vendors and restaurants. Our new Ambrose Family Farm CSA will also be a very large portion of our crop distribution.
It is our practice to grow as organically as possible and to continue with our sustainabe agricultral practices until the farm can become a Certified Organic Farm.
We grow produce in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers whenever possible. We practice growing methods which build the fertility of the soil rather than "rob" it.
We grow quality produce at a reasonable price. We harvest and handle our produce so you get the freshest, most flavorful and nutritional vegetables available. We Keep It Local and Keep it Fresh.
We strive to be leaders and advocates for local sustainably grown produce through communication and education with our comunity members. It is critical that local communities re-establish a devout connection to our lands and those that tend it.