Address: 708 Old Rutherford Road, Taylors SC 29687 / (864) 631-5325
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Grass - Fed
Vine - Ripened
Integrated Pest Managemen
About Us / Mini Miracles Farm History: ABOUT MINI MIRACLES FARM:
The Brookshire family has been farming in the SC area for over 100 years. The patriarchs of the farm had been local farmers as well as horse and mule trainers. If a farmer in these parts needed a horse or mule to pull the carriage, wagon or plow with; they came to see Mr. Brookshire. He had some of the finest stock available and a gentle, natural way of training animals. In addition, the family raised almost all of the food for themselves and their animals for years until their eventual passing. They believed in hard work and self-sufficiency.
In 2005, while recovering from a stroke and simultaneous heart attack, Hellen Brookshire was contemplating the future use of the property. She expressed to her son and daughter-in-law (both teachers) that she wanted the farm to become a place where children could learn about animals and farming. Ironically in the research to assist both a grandson with autism and Hellen from her stroke, the family learned about the use of miniature donkeys as therapeutic animals. During research for the farm, Hellen's family began to discover the tremendous disconnect that the current generation has from their food.
Over the years, many uses for the farm have grown to include educational tours for groups and school children as well as sustainable produce, eggs and a CSA / Buyer's Group for the public. The Buyer's group incorporates local farmers working together to provide fresh, local, sustainable produce, free range eggs, grass fed beef, and other local products to the "share" holders.
The farm is home to several animals that have been rescued from abuse or neglect or donated by well meaning individuals who could no longer keep up the animals. These additions to our "island of misfit toys" are lovingly cared for by the volunteers and children who participate in our different programs. We focus on including children with special needs as well as those who have an interest in learning about and working with anima