205. Whipporwill Farms SC | Humane Farming and Sustainable Agri-cation| Marissa Paykos | Pineland, South Carolina

Whippoorwill FARMS SC beginnings

Here to tell us about their journey is Marissa Paykos!

Their story starts:

just a few years ago, on Whippoorwill Way in Hardeeville, South Carolina.  An unlikely pair, Marissa Paykos and James Young, then neighbors, realized they shared so much more than just a street address.  They shared a love for all things simple, all things real, all things dictated by mother nature.  Their first dates were spent picking 5 gallon buckets of tomatoes that would later be canned, camping trips to Georgia, South Carolina and Florida State Parks and sitting around many fires on many starry nights talking about the things that made them feel alive while Whippoorwills sang their spring time songs in the night.


Tell us a little about yourself.

kind of a whirlwind

  • lived overseas
  • taught english in Japan and Italy
  • came back in a little over a year
  • move up to Rhode Island
  • lived with my sister

Decided I can’t take the cold

  • came back south

started in Savannah GA

worked in the Hospitality Industry

completely abandoned education

Find Myself

tried to find out who I am

Lived in Savannah

  • culture
  • people
  • scenery


Fast forward a few years

  • met my current husband
  • he and I got together
  • had a baby

now what do we want to do

always a vegetarian

wanted to

always because of animal rights

not a crazy super passionate activist.

Just a personal thing for myself but when I got pregnant I had a lot of issues

Drs needed me to eat more protein

  • chicken
  • fish

abandoned the vegetariansm

unfortunately liked eating meat

told my husband if I’m gonna do this I’m gonna do it right

found a couple of acres outside Savannah

  • completely rural
  • very pregnant
  • getting the land ready
  • slowly started now
  • she’s just over 2

For the last 2 plus years getting this land

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we now have our farm

Whipporwill Farms SC

  • different vegetables
  • meat rabbits
  • horse
  • pleasure
  • lots and lots of veggies

Are you a millennial?

I’m 29.

Listen to the full story of this amazing millennial on the Organic Gardener Podcast

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