Lowcountry Local First is a non-profit 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.

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Density, Diversity, and Shared Ownership

Mar 20th

While attending a recent Urban Land Institute annual Carolinas conference in Charleston, SC, I was intrigued by commercial real estate guru and marketer Gunnar Branson’s update to the well-worn real estate mantra: “Location, Location, Location.” Branson shared his 21st century update to the slogan as “Density, Diversity, and… Read More

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Cultivating Community through Growing New Farmers

Mar 4th

*** NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2015 GROWING NEW FARMERS APPRENTICESHIP AND CERTIFICATE IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE. APPLY BY MARCH 13TH *** On a cold day in March, I stand bundled up outside the birthing pen at Jeremiah Farm and Goat Dairy on Johns Island while goats of all… Read More

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Eat Local Month - Presented by Limehouse Produce

Apr 1st

Eat Local Month (April) is Lowcountry Local First's annual effort to focus attention on local growers, fishermen and restaurants while providing fun and educational opportunities for our community to actively engage in eating what's ripe and in season. Join us for these community events...Read More

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Eat Local Challenge TweetUp

Apr 1st

We are officially kicking-off the Eat Local Challenge with a TweetUp! Tweeters are asked to BYOL(unch) and join the conversation at Local Works, or virtually join us for the Twitter Party. ..Read More

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