When you think of the Myrtle Beach area, amazing attractions, delicious fresh seafood, and miles of sandy beaches probably come to mind. But did you know the Grand Strand is also rich in history, and a bounty of local farms that offer seasonal fruits, vegetables, and maybe even a glimpse of the past? Learn more about these six farms before your next vacation in the Myrtle Beach area.
Established in 1845 by the Thompson family, Thompson Farm and Nursery is a must-see southern gem that is still run by fourth and fifth generation Thompsons. This working farm is open Monday through Friday by appointment only. While you are there, be sure to stop in the oldest General Store in Horry County. Thompson Farm is located just outside of Conway, just minutes from Myrtle Beach.
Indigo Farms grows a variety of fruits and vegetables, available for purchase at their Farm Market. The grounds also feature a garden center, bakery, and an assortment of farm animals. Pick your own strawberries in the spring, and then come back for blueberries and blackberries in the summer. Indigo Farms is located in Calabash, just north of the Myrtle Beach area.
Copacetic Farm is a small family owned and operated dairy farm in Little River, close to North Myrtle Beach. They are committed to providing natural dairy products without the use of hormones or antibiotics. Visit the farm to try their fresh, Grade A goat’s milk.
Visit Tyler’s Produce to pick your own strawberries this spring. This small, certified SC grown farm also offers fresh greens, tomatoes, and boiled peanuts, and is located in Conway, close to Myrtle Beach.
Freewoods Farm is a 40-acre living farm museum that replicates life on small southern family farms owned and/or operated by African Americans between 1865-1900. Only authentic farm methods of the period are used. Mules and plows help to cultivate the land, and food is cooked with wood. Workers make syrup and soap, and harvest crops by hand. The farm consists of tilled fields, grazing land, and farm buildings of the period, such as the main farmhouse, a smokehouse, a tool shed, and livestock, tobacco and storage barns. Freewoods Farm is located in the Burgess community of Myrtle Beach, and is the only African-American historical living farm museum in the United States.
L.W. Paul Living History Farm
Experience life on a “one horse farm” at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm in Conway. This 17-acre working farm is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, and teaches the history of the Horry County family farm from 1900-1955. Observe activities that would have been common on traditional family farms during this era during your visit. Plowing with mules, making lye soap, grinding grits, blacksmithing, curing meat, preserving vegetables, milking cows, cooking on a wood burning stove, and harvesting crops are only a few of the demonstrations to see at the Farm.
Egret Run 814: This beautifully decorated and spacious townhome is located in the Egret Run community in Barefoot Resort. This end unit has 3 bedrooms and an extra bonus room for plenty of sleeping accommodations. There is a king bed in the master suite, a queen in the 2nd bedroom with another small room attached with a trundle bed. The 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds. All of the beds have bed bug encasements for your protection. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook your meals and have family dinners. There is plenty of seating in the kitchen and dining room areas. There is also a screened porch where you can sit and watch the birds fly and see the turtles in the pond below.
There is a gas grill for your use and toys for the beach. The garage is available for car, golf equipment and bicycles. There is extra parking in the driveway and across the street for more vehicles.
The pool area is right across the way and there is a free shuttle that will take you to the beach in the summer. Barefoot Landing is right down the street with lots of shops, restaurants and attractions. This is the perfect location for your family vacation!
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Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!