Business Profile: Livingston Creek Farmers Harvest, LLC

by Sep 16, 2019North Brunswick

Business Profile: Livingston Creek Farmers Harvest, LLC

Anyone who dreams of getting out of the rat race and living off the land will appreciate Danny and Yolanda Graham’s story. Owners of Livingston Creek Farmers Harvest, the Grahams live in Freeman, North Carolina, a small farming community outside of Wilmington. They not only grow their own fruits and vegetables but also operate a produce market, seafood market, craft shop and more.

Danny was born and raised in Freeman and has always had an intense love for soil and plants. A certified master gardener, he dreamed of growing and selling his own vegetables one day. After leaving a career working for a large corporation, he noticed an Intracoastal Realty sign on 2.5 acres of abandoned property on his way home from church in the fall of 2013.

After rushing a good faith offer for the acreage that included a century-old farmhouse, Danny and Yolanda were able to purchase the property. They were originally told the farmhouse would need to be torn down, but Danny and Yolanda saw the home’s character and felt it needed to be restored. They named it “Tressie’s” after Danny’s mother.

Danny began selling vegetables from his truck and trailer on the land while also building the produce market and restrooms. In addition to bringing life back to the farmhouse, they also built a seafood market, a craft shop and pens for animals. Now, Livingston Creek Farmers Harvest sits on more than 100 acres of untouched woodland, which provides visitors a chance to hike, camp, bike the trails, fish and take in the beautiful flora and animals. 

The produce market features locally grown fruits, jams and vegetables, much of which comes from their land. The seafood market has a large variety of locally caught fresh seafood and farm-fresh eggs gathered from their coops.

Every day Danny wakes up before daybreak, goes to the gym and shines his boots like the good U.S. Marine he was and will always be. But he can’t wait to return to The Creek.

The Grahams are proud members of their local chamber of commerce, Got To Be NC and the N.C. Agritourism Association.

Livingston Creek Farmers Harvest is open from 9 am to 6 pm daily and is closed on Christmas Day.
Livingston Creek Farmers Harvest, LLC 49 Harvest Circle, Freeman (910) 655-4333; livingstoncreek.com

 

 

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