What challenges and opportunities arise when starting a farm and retail venture from scratch?
On this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, Michael is joined by Jacob Towe of Jubilee Farms in Pauline, South Carolina. After helping with his family’s Christmas tree farm from an early age, Jacob launched his own regenerative farm as well as a local grocery store focused on real food and farm-to-table connections.
Tune in to hear how Jacob boot-strapped his way into a successful farm life!
In this episode, you’ll hear…
- How Jacob got started in regenerative farming 0:55
- What his biggest takeaways were from his time at Polyface Farm 3:11
- What kind of farmland Jubilee Farm has 9:16
- More about the farm’s grocery store 10:45
- What Jacob would do differently given the opportunity to start over 24:21
- About their store’s customers and what they purchase most 31:08
- What Jacob’s advice is for newer farmers 32:45
About the Guest:
Jacob Towe is the owner of Jubilee Farms and co-owner of Farmfare Grocery in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. He has been involved in agriculture from an early age helping with his grandfather’s Christmas tree farm and later getting his own chickens. After a summer at Polyface in 2017 he launched Jubilee Farms as a first generation livestock farmer. Recently he opened his first retail location named Farmfare in partnership with his mother Paula.
Website – Jubileefarmssc.com
Farm’s Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jubileefarmssc/
Store’s Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FarmfareLocalGrocery/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jubilee_farms_sc/
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