White House Plantation – Growers of Andy’s Rice – Georgetown SC, with Don Quattlebaum

Free with Garden Admission

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Join Don as he talks about the history of rice in SC, the current rice industry, and a year in the life of a rice farmer! He will discuss the issues and solutions for farmers trying to grow rice, and how White House overcame these issues to bring back rice cultivation, and Andy’s Foundation. 

  • Plan to stay after the presentation to sample a taste of Andy’s delicious rice grown right here in Georgetown.


About the Speaker: 

White House Plantation, home of the only commercial rice fields in Georgetown County, is tucked away between the Black and Pee Dee rivers at the end of a narrow stretch of sandy road that stretches under a canopy of Spanish moss. 

The 92-acre farm, north of Georgetown, has been home to rice crops since the 1700s, and the land was once owned by a famous author. Now it is the home to Andy’s Charleston Gold. 

Don Quattlebaum owns and operates White House Farms, which markets its produce under the Andy’s Charleston Gold - White House Farms brand locally. The rice is available at Keepsakes and other local businesses, as well as from the farm website, Quattlebaum earned a degree in building construction before launching a successful entrepreneurial career.