Shift Your Dollars & Your Mindset

Dec 9, 2020

The holiday season tends to bring with it a renewed sense of optimism and hope for the year ahead. This year, despite it being a seemingly endless uphill battle, is no different. Lowcountry Local First has – for more than a decade now – ended its year with… Read More

2020 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Sep 2, 2020

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — UPCOMING MARKETS — Holiday Shop at Soirée Now thru Christmas | Wednesday-Sundays | 11am-5pm Soirée 70 Queen Street Charleston, SC 29403   — PAST MARKETS — Charleston Holiday Markets in Marion Square Sats and Suns,… Read More

COVID-19 Resource & Action Hub

Mar 26, 2020

** ALERT: We are now updating this Resources Hub page of our site. Please use this new page for the most current updates. ACTION ITEMS: Apply for SBA relief loan. View SC Department of Commerce resource center. View SC employment law resources. Facebook has launched a $100 million… 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

Preserving the true value of community through small business

Feb 18, 2019

The following opinion piece ran in the Post and Courier on February 18, 2019. Photo above by Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff. The loss of the long-standing East Bay True Value Hardware, a community-focused store, is contrary to the ongoing conversation our city has around transportation, congestion and livability. The… Read More

Love Local this Valentine's Day

Feb 8, 2019

The sweetest holiday of the year is fast approaching! As you go to splurge on something sweet or sparkly for your loved one or best friend – go LOCAL! For every dollar spent with a local business, 45% stays in the Lowcountry – as compared to only 14%… Read More

From NYC to CHS – Why We Went Local For Rhapsody CrossFit

Jan 15, 2019

By Trinity Wheeler, Co-Owner of Rhapsody CrossFit About 30 people move to Charleston every day. When this number bubbles up, it’s usually met with an eye-roll and scoff about soul-crushing traffic and crumbling infrastructure. I get it. Charleston has something special worth protecting; whether it’s the charm, character… Read More

How to Eat Local for the Holidays

Nov 19, 2018

The holidays present an excellent opportunity to choose local whether it is for gifts, food, or both! This is the time of the year when gatherings move indoors and meals are shared around a table with loved ones. Which means even more reason to celebrate a strong and… Read More

2018 Buy Local Markets

Nov 1, 2018

(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, 9am – 3pm…. Read More

Building Local Prosperity Week: Rachel & Jeremias Paul

Oct 16, 2018

“We solely roasted coffee for a couple of years, but realized quickly that we were missing the connection to people that we wanted to have – that people element that’s so crucial in the coffee culture. We were wholesaling successfully across the country, but wanted stronger ties to… Read More