About the Farmers
Bowers Farm is located on land Brandon's family has been using for various types of farming for over 75 years. It is our passion to be able to produce the absolute best food we can on this land. We strive to take care of the farm from the soil up - healthy soil grows healthy grass, which grows healthy animals and therefore makes the most healthy meats for our family and for the families of our customers. We look forward to growing this farm and providing food for those who are interested in knowing where their food comes from and how it was raised.
Owner / Farmer
I have always loved being outdoors and raising animals. I started out with my first pair of goats when I was six years old and my first flock of laying hens when I was eight. As a child, I always enjoyed following my Papa (grandfather) around and trying to learn all I could about farming. I started my own farm in 2010 when I was still attending Clemson University pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. The farm has really grown since I graduated in 2011 and we are continuing to grow everyday.
I love the environment as much as I love animals so we take great pride in balancing our farm with nature. If the earthworms in the soil aren't happy then no one is going to be happy. We pledge to not use any chemical fertilizers or antibiotics, or worm medicines on our animals. We do occasionally have an animal that just does not fit into our program and instead of compromising our entire farm we just sell that animal and work with the healthy ones we have.
Starting in May of 2016, I began working the farm full-time. Farming is far from an easy days work. There are ups and downs and there is brith and there is death. But even with the hard times and the uncertainty, I still love farming and take great pride in stewarding the land and animals we have been entrusted with.
Farmer In Training / Marketing Manager / #1 Cheerleader
Sarah was born a city girl, but is really fitting in well in the country. She loves it here and it shows. She loves getting right in the middle of the work whether it be out in the fields, working on our marketing, selling at farmers markets, or making deliveries. We make a really great team!
We met at Clemson University through Lutheran Campus Ministry. We were great friends all through college. In 2012 when she returned from a year long mission trip in England, she moved to Columbia to work as the Director of Youth and Family Ministries at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Columbia. As they say, the rest is history!
Farming may be relatively new to Sarah, but she says, "It is easy to get excited about farming when you hear the passion, drive, and integrity in which Brandon follows his calling." She is an amazing gift to me and this farm. She brings with her a light that can break down even the hardest days as a farmer. She also puts up with me staying out working on the farm until late and the crazy schedule that always comes with the farmer's lifestyle.