Mary’s commitment to protect Calhoun Plantation lives and continues to benefit her community through the efforts of her children. Her daughters Mary Connor, Beth Lee, and Priscilla Coleman established Three Sisters Farm that now produces certified organic, growing a wide variety of a certified organic vegetables, berries, herbs, flowers, sugarcane, indigo and mushrooms. They sell produce to local restaurants, run a Community Supported Agriculture program and operate booths at local farmer’s markets. Additionally, Mary’s son Chuck Merrick and his wife Diane opened U Pick Daffodils in 2017, opening, providing local families a window of opportunity each spring to visit Calhoun Plantation for the spring rite of selecting a personal bouquet from the property’s field of approximately 100,000 daffodils.
This family embodies stewardship ethics and community value nurtured through generations, showing uswhat it means right now to live a legacy of love of family land. This property represents part of over 145 acres protected in the Okatie River corridor.