COVID-19 Resource & Action Hub

Mar 26, 2020

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 grant program for small businesses affected by the virus. Local Farms: The American Farmland Trust has opened applications for their Farmer Relief Fund which… Read More

Support Our Work

Mar 24, 2020

For thirteen years, Lowcountry Local First has been the only resource dedicated solely to the local-independent business community. We work day in and day out to ensure the Lowcountry is a place in which local business can thrive and to build an economy where all might have an… Read More

2020 Eat Local Challenge

Mar 13, 2020

Eat Local Challenge: Make the Shift April 1-30 Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge takes place throughout the entire month of April each year. We challenge you to shift $10 or more of your weekly food spending towards the local food system. By signing the Pledge, we’ll guide you… Read More

The 2019 Member Survey Results are in

Feb 11, 2020

At Lowcountry Local First, we believe ownership matters and relationships matter. Our goal is to support the local business community and tailor our programs to help our community gain access to every chance at success. That’s why we work with businesses, community members, and policymakers to build support… Read More

2020 Local First Award Winners

Jan 15, 2020

The Local First Awards are an annual celebration of the Lowcountry’s local-independent businesses whose legacy of work and choices support the local community and envision business as a force for good. This year’s Local First Awards took place on January 8th at the Cedar Room where five local… 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

Vocal for Local: Grit and Grace Studio

Oct 24, 2019

Throughout the month of October, we are featuring eight unique Lowcountry Local First member businesses as they tell their story and why they’re proud to be Certified Local. Follow along! We hope you enjoy getting to know some of your neighbors as much as we do. Let’s get… Read More

Vocal for Local: Charleston Animal Society

Oct 18, 2019

Throughout the month of October, we are featuring eight unique Lowcountry Local First member businesses as they tell their story and why they’re proud to be Certified Local. Follow along! We hope you enjoy getting to know some of your neighbors as much as we do. Let’s get… Read More

Vocal for Local: Howard's Barber and Styling College

Oct 17, 2019

Throughout the month of October, we are featuring eight unique Lowcountry Local First member businesses as they tell their story and why they’re proud to be Certified Local. Follow along! We hope you enjoy getting to know some of your neighbors as much as we do. Let’s get… Read More