About the Farm

Farm Co-Owner and Manager Kenneth "Skinny" Melton with his helpers

About the Farm:

Lowland Farms is a small family farm founded in 2011 specializing in heirloom vegetables, flowers and eggs. Everything on the farm is grown using organic methods by farmer Kenneth “Skinny” Melton.
 
The 14-acre, diversified family farm set out to farm responsibly, sourcing seeds almost entirely from heirloom sources and managing pests with sustainable methods. We do not use synthetic pesticides or fertilizer.
 
Our CSA program offers small and large shares and features farm-fresh produce, herbs, flowers, and eggs; sign up on their website. Melton grows/sells heirloom head lettuces, onions, turnips, zucchini, squash, onions, leeks, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, arugula, green garlic, herbs and more. You can also find their ingredients at several restaurants downtown such as the Macintosh, Butcher & Bee, FIG, the Grocery, Slightly North of Broad, and Husk.

 

 

About Kenneth:

Kenneth 'Skinny’ Melton was born in South Carolina and received a BA in English at the College of Charleston. Over ten years of experience farming the Sea Islands from tomatoes and truck crops on Wadmalaw Island to his current diversified farm on Johns Island. Skinny co-owns and manages the family farm with help of his farmhands, parents, sisters, four children, and four dogs. Skinny has dedicated his life to farming for the benefit of future generations and the Sea Island community.

About Anna:

Anna started working for Lowland Farms in April of 2018 scared of bugs and dirt- and simply in need of a job. Little did she know she would still be at Lowland Farms over two years later taking pride in a hard days’ work. The reward of feeding those in the community with local, organic, quality produce is greater than she could have imagined. Anna has found her true passion in farming and is an essential part of the Lowland Farms family.


 

Kevin & Debbie Melton:

Kevin and Debbie Melton are Kenneth’s parents and co-owners of Lowland Farms.

Kevin is a mechanical engineer and registered professional engineer who supports infrastructure projects. He recently retired and loves supporting the farm with innovative improvements that support sustainable farming.

Debbie Melton is a retired nurse who loves growing flowers and vegetables. She is always happy to help Kenneth with deliveries and farm support.