The On-Farm Market was opened in the 1980’s by O.K. and Mary Bellamy to sell the produce our farm was growing. The farm and market are now being operated by their son Sam, his wife Sarah their granddaughter Sallie and her husband AJ.
For more about the history of the farm visit our History page.
We are committed to growing food that's healthy. The fresher it is the more nutrition it contains and the better nourished the soil is the more important vitamins the produce can contain. Fresher food, grown in well nourished soils also has better flavor! :) Promoting beneficial plants, insects and helpful wildlife is also important to us and influences our farming choices.
How big is the farm - The farm includes natural wetlands and forested areas that are important to our local ecosystem, so its hard to get a good idea of the actual farm. The farmed fields total around 14 acres, not including farmed forested areas for growing editable mushrooms and such.
Is Everything Organic - No, while the majority of what we grow is produced using Organically Based Methods (since we're not USDA certified our produce is not referred to as organic produce. You can read more about that on our Organically Based Farming page.) there are a few crops where the seed or plants that we are able to get are not organic, or crops that come with special growing challenges that we haven't found suitable organically based remedies for. Even with these crops we use as many organically based methods as possible and as few other treatments as we can. Our goal is to work with and to improve our environment rather than to work against it. The fields that were formerly certified as organic are still maintained as they were while they were certified.
Is All the Produce Grown on the Farm - No, we don't have a large enough farm to grow everything we sell, such as the wonderful SC Grown Peaches we get in the summer. There are also times that crops come in sooner in other areas or simply don't grow well here like the delicious NC Mountain Apples we get in the Fall.
Do We Sell Plants - No we don't sell plants, only the amazing fruits and vegetables they produce.
Sam has been farming here since he was a boy, helping his father O.K. start what would grow to become Indigo Farms. He is the force behind the scenes. Whether it’s ordering seeds, preparing fields, loading the truck before farmer’s markets or trouble-shooting any number of unexpected challenges around the farm Sam is constantly on the move.
Sam’s wife Sarah is the face of our Myrtle Beach farmers market locations where she brings a selection of our produce and other products. When she’s not at the markets she is busy with behind the scenes things like picking up parts and plants for Sam as well as the every day parts of running a farm.
Sam and Sarah’s daughter Sallie handles the social media related side of the farm as well as the Pick-Your-Own, farm tours, lots of weeding, planting and any other farm jobs that need attention.
Sallie’s husband AJ is also passionate about growing food! When he’s not on a tractor or in the field AJ can be found in the hydroponic greenhouse where he manages the lettuces and other greens growing there.
We couldn’t farm without our wonderful team! While we would love to have a picture of everyone for this spot it’s simply not possible. Visitors to our On-Farm Market have gotten to know our staff there but we’d also like to recognize the others who help Sarah at the markets or help Sam with the field work. Y’all are the best and we appreciate all the you do!
OK and Mary started farming here long before they started selling produce. They always wanted to have a inviting place where people could come experience both a family atmosphere and the farm.