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We're OPEN!!

Thanks to a bridge grant from SC Humanities, we are OPEN at the farmstead every Saturday, 10am until Noon. If it rains, we will announce on facebook and this webpage that we are closed for the day.  Signs are placed out each week to help you find us. We are located off of School House Road in Oakway, SC. You will enter our driveway across from the fire department. We invite everyone to come see the beginning and watch the progress as we grow. See you soon!

Groundbreaking and Foundation

In October 2019, the Foothills Farmstead held it's official Groundbreaking! Thanks to everyone for bringing your shovels and helping us start this living-history farm. Since then, we've been able to build the foundation which includes the wrap-around porch. A huge thanks to McKibben Architects for the accurate drawings of the old foundation. Funding for the main farmhouse rebuild comes from many donors including SCPRT, Oconee County, Oconee County ATAX, and the USDA.

Farmstead Site Plan

Introducing our site plan! Put together by Bluestem Landscape Design, you can now see the layout of the 16-acre farm in Oakway, SC.

Front Porch Campaign

Starting in 2018, we'll begin rebuilding the main farmhouse. One of the few things we need to contract out for is the foundation including everyone's favorite... the Front Porch! We need to raise $12,450 to make this happen. Click on the donate button to make a contribution. Contact us for more information. Thanks!! Provided by Haint Blue : The ceiling of this porch was traditionally haint blue (several shades of it in fact). Each board was carefully numbered, photographed, drawn, removed and de-nailed before being placed into storage.... and there were hundreds of ceiling boards! The boards were a V-Groove pattern similar to bead board. For more information on the color "Haint Blue" check out this article by Sherwin Williams. Shipping Address : Underneath the paint on the porch posts are stenciled these words: "Westminster So. Car. Notify A. Bearden." Andrew Bearden built this porch between 1915 and 1920

Welcome to the Foothills Farmstead!

Thank you for your interest in the Foothills Farmstead located in Oakway, SC. We are currently in the building phase of the farmstead and are thus not open to the public. We anticipate opening soon though in order that everyone may experience the "rebuilding" of the farm with us.  Check back for more information!