The West Family has been farming in the Lowcountry since before the Civil War. Our current farm was founded by C. Furman West. C. F. West grew up on a 200 acre farm in rural Berkeley County in the 1910's (born 1913). his family survived by raising cows, hogs, chickens, and a large vegetable garden. On Saturday, they would travel to Summerville to sell some of their eggs and vegetables.
In the early 1940's C. F. West opened a farm type grocery store at the intersection of Highway 176 and Cooper Store Road. He also raised beef cows for meat to sell in the country store. C. F. West's keen business success allowed him to purchase many more tracts of farmland. He expanded to begin farming corn, soybeans, tobacco, cotton, etc. His farm provided work for many families in the area who were struggling during World War II.
Mr. West had two sons and a daughter. One son would run the store and the other, Carlysle, would eventually run the farm.
Carlysle inherited the same business sense as his father and would go on to expand the farm to include spreading fertilizer to many of the large farms in Berkeley and surrounding counties.
Carlysle and his wife, Andrea, have three children. Their son, Steven, has taken over the farm after the passing of his father.
The West Family Farm now includes Steven, his wife, Charlotte, and their three children. The West Farm has expanded to include The West Farm Corn Maze that has been operational since 2005; opening for the month of October each year.
West Farm Café & Market is the latest endeavor and we want to bring local farm food back to the table. In the days of processed frozen food from unknown origins, we would like to offer as many foods grown by our friends and local farmers in the freshest, easiest way.
Our motto is Local Food, Served Fresh by Nice People.
Thank you for choosing us and enjoy!