Growing and Honoring A Legacy
“It makes you feel good to produce something that tastes this good”
Welcome to White House Farms located in the heart of the historic rice-belt region of Georgetown County, South Carolina. When my family took over the stewardship of White House Farms in 2011, we were drawn to the rich history of the land. Starting in the 18th century, the peaty, muddy tidal fields here have produced rice that is uniquely flavorful and redolent of the Lowcountry terroir. Although these rice fields endured more than two centuries of wars, hurricanes, even the Great Depression, insurmountable hurdles eventually ceased rice production at White House – until now.
My wife, Hayden, and I, along with my son Paul, feel honored to reignite the rice-growing tradition here and to be one of the largest single estate growers of Charleston Gold Rice. Charleston Gold is a superior variety developed from Carolina Gold - the heirloom variety that made Georgetown County one of the world’s largest and most renowned rice growing areas.
While honoring the tradition of growing this storied variety, we’re also honoring the legacy of our son, Andy, who was passionate about this place, devoted to conservation, and loved the outdoors. A portion of each sale of Andy’s Charleston Gold Rice supports The Andy Quattlebaum and Blackwell Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity.
We invite you to follow along with us as the seasons change and as we transition from planting to harvest. Photographer Scott Gallagher keeps a photographic journal that captures our truly unique and thriving ecosystem and shares our journey from the field to your table.
2022 presents a unique opportunity for us to introduce a new natural cross variety of Carolina Gold - Santee Gold, named for the delta that helped make Georgetown County America’s premier rice-producing region - and we’re delighted to invite you to be the first to try it. Sign up here so we can keep you posted.