Life in Brunswick County

“How could such sweet and wholesome hours be reckoned, but in herbs and flowers?” These words of 17th-century poet Andrew Marvell could easily have been written to describe the days and ways of Margaret Shelton, owner of Shelton Herb Farms in Leland.

Devour Mag

“As a farmer and nursery grower, I am an eternal optimist, always believing this year will be the best,” Margaret notes. “Mother Nature is fickle. She keeps us humble, but gives us hope.”

Port City Daily

On the edge of the property, the occasional bear or flock of turkeys will creep in, curious to check out the residing family. But the farm’s dozens of chickens and five pigs are bonafide employees.