Lowcountry Local First is a nonprofit advocate for local, independent businesses and a resource for the community members they serve.

We’re working to create jobs and grow the Lowcountry economy by empowering local makers, growers and service providers.

Most importantly, we’re your neighbors. And just like you, we love it here.



Jun 29th

Graphic by Gil Shuler. On June 17, 2015, our community lost nine lives who had gathered in weekly prayer at the Mother Emanuel AME Church. We continue to be in awe of how our community has responded to the horrific incident and we maintain our hope that love ALWAYS wins. Our… Read More


Learning from our Neighbors: Sustainable Agriculture in NC

Jun 29th

Where do the mentors go for mentorship? For Eat Local program staff and participants at Lowcountry Local First, the answer lies just across the border in North Carolina. Despite the close proximity, the local food system in our neighboring state to the North is a more matured landscape… Read More


July Member Mixer hosted by Local Works

Jul 8th

Join your independent business community for the July Mixer hosted by Lowcountry Local First, with food by Roti Rolls, drinks by O&O Hooch, and demos by Local Works entrepreneurs.
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