NOW HIRING: Membership Manager

Nov 11, 2019

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Position: Membership Manager (Full-time) Reports to: Director of Development Salary Range: $40,000 to $45,000 based on experience Application Deadline: Open until filled Summary: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization made up of more than 400 local businesses representing diverse industries across… Read More

2019 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Nov 6, 2019

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — ONGOING — – Be sure to find a Farmers’ Market near you this fall and holiday season! – The Charleston Farmers’ Market hosts a special Holiday Market on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December from 9am – 3pm…. Read More

Your Public Library Supports Local Businesses Too

Jul 15, 2019

When you think of your neighborhood library, you may think of cozy reading alcoves, youth programming and speaker series. But did you know that your local library system also offers a bounty of resources (often free) for businesses to utilize? This includes resources to help you start, run… Read More

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 2019 Options

Apr 19, 2019

Online subscriptions are available for so many products these days, so why not subscribe to fresh local produce? That’s essentially what joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is, providing a weekly or monthly bundle of seasonal local produce grown with love from a farm – or group… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Recipes by Jamee Haley

Apr 19, 2019

The following recipes were produced by Lowcountry Local First’s Executive Director, Jamee Haley, and were featured in the April 2019 issue of Charleston Magazine. Appetizer:  Carrot Crostini with Burden Creek Farms Goat Cheese Serves 4 1 cup shredded local carrots 1 tsp. fresh dill ½ tsp. fresh lemon… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Recipes: Sheet Pan Supper and Shiso Lemon Shandy

Apr 16, 2019

Sausage and Veggie Sheet Pan Supper Provided by: Joy Carter, 2018 Growing New Farmers Program graduate Ingredients: Chili cheese sausages from Wishbone Heritage Farm 2 sweet potatoes from spade and clover (or other local source) 2 red peppers from Ambrose Farm (or other local source) 1/2 lb. brussel sprouts… Read More

Eat Local Challenge: Five Ways I choose to Eat Local

Apr 12, 2019

The following Eat Local Challenge post is by Stephanie Hodges of The Nourished Principles, which combines nutrition and public health practices to encourage healthier individuals, communities, organizations, and schools.  This April is Eat Local Month here in Charleston, and I am thrilled to be a part of the… Read More