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Season 1, Episode 03

Farming Like It’s 1699

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South Carolina farmer Nat Bradford does it like his ancestors did — he and his family farm do it exactly the way his predecessors did 200 years ago, with the exact same seed stock and with the exact same methods on the exact same land.

Watermelon, kale, okra, hemp, a wide variety of crops — so far, the whole venture has been a wild success. You can find Bradford’s offerings on finer menus in Columbia and Charleston, SC and Atlanta, GA.

Nat has also dedicated his life to reviving ancient crops on the edge of extinction, from pumpkins, gourds and maize grown by American indigenous peoples to the specific African peanuts and melons that were a sustenance crop for enslaved peoples before the American Civil War.