John Smith’s Hill

At our eco-friendly historical farm, we are proud to offer products that are free from chemicals and pesticides. Our focus lies in cultivating organic mulch, aloe vera, rosemary, lavender, and a diverse selection of herbs. With a commitment to sustainable practices, we strive to provide high-quality, natural goods.

More than a century ago, John Elrod Smith embarked on a remarkable journey. Despite being met with laughter, he purchased a parcel of land in Spartanburg, South Carolina, known for its abundant “red clay.” Undeterred by skepticism, John Smith humbly tilled the land, growing herbs, vegetables, raising animals, and building a family. Today, after over six generations, John Smith’s Hill continues to yield exceptional results. We proudly produce handmade goat’s milk soaps, and African black soaps, along with an array of natural, homegrown herbs and vegetables. Let the story of our red clay serve as a reminder that belief can make anything possible.

We invite you to experience our farm through daily tours, available year-round by appointment only. Explore the beauty of our grounds and learn about our sustainable practices. During your visit, be sure to bring your purses and wallets, as our store offers an enticing range of products. Discover Sylglenda’s Handmade Soaps, Lotions, and Quilts browse our specialty candles representing the eight phases of the moon, and explore our collection of jewelry sourced from around the world.

Join us at John Smith’s Hill Farm and be part of our eco-friendly, historical journey.