Local Sustainable Agriculture: Protecting the Environment while Serving our Community
We use methods that are organic and have the best interest of ourselves, our neighbors, and customers. Those practices also benefit the health of our animals and the environment.
Join Penn Center on October 31st, 2019 as they celebrate Charlotte Forten Day.
Charlotte Forten is Penn School’s first African American Teacher. She began teaching during the Civil War in 1862. Come have fun and interact with important figures in Penn Center’s history such as Charlotte Forten, Laura Towne, Ellen Murray, Harriet Tubman, Susie King Taylor and more! Games, prizes, music….and candy! Children, families and all community members are invited to this event. Hosted by the Friends of Charlotte Forten Book Club – there is no cost to attend, but please register to help them plan for supplies.
Our very own Belinda Jones of Morning Glory Homestead Farm will be in period clothing as Charlotte Forten (Grimke). Our friends will be in period attire as well to share information about other important historical figures who were in the Beaufort area. Please come out to support this event and have fun learning local history!
Pumpkin is an incredibly nutritious food.
It is nutrient-dense, meaning it has lots of vitamins and minerals and relatively few calories.
One cup of cooked pumpkin provides (1):
Carbs: 12 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Vitamin K: 49% of the RDI
Vitamin C: 19% of the RDI
Potassium: 16% of the RDI
Copper, manganese and riboflavin: 11% of the RDI
Vitamin E: 10% of the RDI
Iron: 8% of the RDI
Folate: 6% of the RDI
Niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and thiamin: 5% of the RDI
It's also exceptionally high in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant.
Beta-carotene is a type of carotenoid that turns into vitamin A in the body.
Pumpkins are loaded with a variety of nutrients, including fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Healthline.com Written by Kerri-Ann Jennings, MS, RD on December 26, 2016
If you're in our 'neck of the woods' set up camp with us. Enjoy the beauty of South Carolina's Lowcountry, and pitch your tent on our property through Hipcamp!
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MORNING GLORY HOMESTEAD
Morning Glory is a 12.4 acre family owned homestead located on what was once the McTureus Plantation on St.Helena Island in South Carolina. The rich soil and sub tropical climate make this location suitable for producing a variety of fruits and vegetables almost year round and is perfect for raising livestock.
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