About Us

41 Farms is a family hemp farm located in Berkeley County, South Carolina. We will break ground on our first crop later this year.

41 Farms owes its existence to our grandfather, Samuel Jenkins. Father to 11 children with his wife, Catherine Guest Jenkins, it was through Samuel’s vision that he was able to acquire 12.5 acres of land in the Forty-One community of Berkeley County, South Carolina. He turned this land into a self-sustaining farm to raise his family with tobacco, hogs, chickens, pastures, and a smokehouse. Catherine, the matriarch and quiet strength of our family, had her garden, raised the children and taught our family the principles of God, family, discipline, hard work, and a strong belief in education. The principal crop at the original 41 Farms was tobacco until Samuel passed away in 1978. The farm was managed by a few trusted farmers over the years but in 2020, 16 grandchildren of Samuel and Catherine received the blessing of our elders to return to our roots and reimagined the farm with hemp crop production.

41 Farms, LLC was born out of a strong sense of family, connection to the land, and principles our elders instilled in us. The mantra “Family and Community First” has been the foundation of decision-making since our earliest conversations about reviving the family tradition of farming. As the second generation, we were raised with these values, especially the celebration of family and community. We did not understand at first, but our parents and their elders were passing down the traditions and principles necessary for our family to thrive years later. We recognize that hemp is a crop with unlimited potential and plan to maximize its flowering potential, industrial carbon-reducing potential, and product production to benefit not only our family’s ancestral community of Forty-One and St. Stephens, South Carolina but also our consumers.

The truck in our logo signifies our grandfather’s pride and work ethic in purchasing his own 69 Chevy Side Step, as he sold the items he grew and cultivated on what is now 41 Farms. To Granddad, Grandma Catherine, and our parents, it was simply home. To us, Samuel’s grandchildren, it became a symbol of the strength and endurance of the African-American farmer, the work required to maintain the dream, and the promise of what could be produced on this fertile soil generations later.