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Our story

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the cooperative

The Gullah Farmers Cooperative was founded in 2010 to establish a profitable, significant local food market for Farmer-Members who are honoring and continuing the agricultural traditions of the Gullah Community.


Today, the Cooperative represents ten Gullah farm operations in the coastal counties of South Carolina: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Charleston, and Jasper.

Over the past four years, the Cooperative has worked towards its April 2021 launch of a processing, packing, and distribution facility on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. This facility enables farmers to build local, wholesale market outlets that have not been open to them in the past.

cooperative goals

Secure professional agricultural opportunities for the young people of Gullah

Market bulk seasonal crops to the Eastern and Southeastern United States

Process a variety of produce for local SC markets and surrounding states

Increase access to markets and agricultural resources for Gullah farmers

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the farmer-members

The Barefoot Farm

Jacky Frazier & Betty Strickland

St. Helena Island, SC

Chaplin Fresh Farm

Howard Chaplin

St. Helena Island, SC

Earl Brown Farm

Earl Brown

St. Helena Island, SC

O. Freeman Farm

Oliver Freeman

John's Island, SC

Joe's Garden

Joe McDomick

St. Helena Island, SC

Johnson Farm

Ben Johnson

St. Helena Island, SC

Joseph Fields Farm

Joe Fields

John's Island, SC

Marshview Farm

Walter Mack

St. Helena Island, SC

BT Farm

Ben Teasdel

Walterboro, SC

Yorkshyre Farm

York Glover

St. Helena Island, SC

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