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Tiger Corner Farms Receives GAP Certification for Its Container Farms
We are thrilled to announced that TCF has received Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for all our operating container farms. This voluntary audit verifies that crops grown inside the farms are produced, packed, handled and stored as safely as possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards.
Kale, carrots, and cauliflower: these vegetables have long had a place at your table, but now they are making their way into your child’s classroom. With so much focus on standardized test scores, why would schools be spending less time on practice tests and more time planting seeds? They say the proof is in the pudding, or in this case, maybe the parsnips.
"Sustainable farming blossoms in the Lowcountry" - ABC News 4
The sun is rising on a new form of farming in the Lowcountry. In the heart of Summerville, there's an up and coming farm that sits in a residential neighborhood. Stefanie Swackhamer and her team at Tiger Corner Farms says their whole operation is one big science experiment.
"They don't sound like farmers. With a team comprised of a former high school Latin teacher, a systems engineer, a mechanical engineer, and two technicians, they sound more like characters on the Big Bang Theory than a group of land-tillers."
If you care where your food comes from, want to see our local food system thrive, are ready to mix up your career, or simply want to take your understanding of sustainable agriculture to the next level — consider applying to Lowcountry Local First's Growing New Farmers Program.