Cutting watermelon in a kimono
I’m just cutting up a watermelon talking about my Mama being a sharecropper, & about certified organic Indigo farms in Horry County South Carolina being threatened by a road project.
Indigo Farms Market is a small family farm in the Calabash, NC and Little River, SC area, operated by Sam and Sarah Bellamy along with their daughter, on land that has been farmed by Sam’s family members for several generations. Many of our fields are certified organic and in the fields that are not certified we use as many sustainable practices as possible, such as compost and planting cover crops in the walkways between beds. We also make it a priority to plant non-GMO seeds. Our vision is to create an environment that fosters the native plants, insects, and wildlife that naturally keep the harmful insects and plants in check. We have an on-site Farm Market that is open three days a week. We are also at two markets in the Myrtle Beach area during the week. * The bakery, next to our Farm Market has been refurbished as Mocha Cafe. In addition to homemade BBQ, they have pies, muffins, and coffee. Visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/IndigoFarmsMarket or call 910-287-6652 for info. https://indigofarmsmarket.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/Indigofarmsmarket/ Save Indigo Farms Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/538985979983671
* Myrtle’s Market location is at the corner of Oak Street and 10th Ave in Myrtle Beach. This is on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00-3:00; April thru October. The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach has its farmer’s market on Thursdays from 1:00-6:00.
Indigo Farms is a family farm that extends six generations. Besides being a Century Farm it has some rather interesting history of its own. The Bellamy family has had its roots in this area since John Bellamy settled in 1766. With relatives including Vaught’s, Vereens, and Gores our past is intertwined with much of the history in Horry and Brunswick counties. The Indigo Branch or Run ( stream ) has a history that also is intriguing. It is one of the shortest routes between the Waccamaw River and the Atlantic Ocean. Native Americans traveled waterways like we travel highways today. The run was a pathway that enabled them to travel many miles down the river and get to this area only a very short distance from the ocean. The run moves water toward the Waccamaw River, not into the ocean. With recent discoveries of Native American settlements at the beach, it is evident that the run was a much-traveled route.