Lush Acres Farm Included in 2023 South Carolina Agritourism Passport

January 18, 2023

Agriculture is a vital part of South Carolina’s economy and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) works to help more people connect with agriculture. Many farmers have looked for ways to diversify operations through agritourism. Agritourism is the intersection of agriculture and tourism and provides a way to highlight the working farms in South Carolina.

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture just released the 2023 Agritourism Passport.

The program started in 2022 and includes all activities carried out on a working farm or ranch that allows the public to view or enjoy rural activities. This includes trail rides, farm tours, hayrides, hiking trails, fishing, bird watching, animal experiences, festivals & events, U-picks, on-farm shopping, hands-on education for kids, demonstrations, work-on-a-farm experiences, overnight stays, event & wedding rentals, farm to table dinners, and more.

Each farm provides a unique experience so pick up your passport at any participating farm and get started. To learn more about our agritourism farms, view the list of farms to see what they have to offer.

We are thrilled to be included in the 2023 Agritourism map and grateful to the South Carolina Department of Agriculture for selecting us. The mission of the LushAcres Farm is to be an extension of Thornwell’s overall mission to support healthy communities. By opening the farm to visitors from all over, our neighbors can participate in agriculture education, community involvement, enjoyment, and access to fresh, healthy produce, pasture-raised chicken, beef, and eggs that make a difference in the lives of children and families in need,” said Jacob Koch, Director of LushAcres Farm. “We’re thankful to be considered a stopping point on the map and we look forward to welcoming everyone at LushAcres Farm!”

Visit the participating farms and collect stamps to win Certified South Carolina items! Pick up your Agritourism Passport and start your South Carolina Farm Fun journey!