Ian and Rachel Harding, the heart and soul behind our family farm.
in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina, our small
family farm consists of approximately 1 acre of cultivated land. Our journey
began with a desire to reconnect with nature, let our three boys revel in the joy of playing in the soil, and savor the goodness of healthy, flavorful food.
At our core, we believe in growing honestly.
committed to fostering genuine connections within our community, embracing
sustainable & regenerative practices, and providing a quality harvest of fresh, nutritious
food and gorgeous flowers.
story unfolds with Ian, whose childhood in rural Pennsylvania was filled with
the sights and sounds of larger farms.
Little Ian would watch tractors and
combines from the front porch, dreaming of one day becoming a farmer.
he believed this dream required vast expanses of land and a hefty tractor.
Fast forward to his 30s—with a loving wife and one child in tow—Ian delved into agriculture research.
He discovered a world of smaller-scale farming, incorporating hand tools and market garden-style techniques.
This approach not only aligned with his values of environmental stewardship but also appealed to his preference for traditional, hands-on work.
In 2018, Ian embarked on an internship at Bioway Farm near Ware Shoals, South Carolina. Over the course of the year, he immersed himself in the art of growing organic vegetables at scale.
2019 Ian and Rachel started Wet Knot Farms, producing a vibrant array of vegetables and cut flowers.
“ I love knowing that my food has just been harvested! No long travel, no long storage, no depletion of the good stuff! The difference in taste from grocery store produce is night and day. "