Eat Local Month 2016: Presented by Limehouse Produce

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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 and activities that directly connects consumers with the farmers, restaurants, businesses and organizations that make the Lowcountry a one-of-a-kind place to live (and eat!).

Presenting Sponsor: Limehouse Produce
Sponsors: Summers Corner, Certified SC Grown, Charleston City Paper, Charleston Magazine, The CVBThe Drawing Room, The Glass OnionLa Tela Pizzeria, Middleton PlaceNelson Printing, Radishtree, Roper St. Francis, Ruth’s House Event RentalsSonitrol Security Systems

Eat Local Challenge: Make the Shift

Throughout April
Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge is back for a fourth year and bigger than ever! The entire month of April, we challenge you to shift $10 or more of your weekly food spending towards our local farmers and fishermen. By signing up in our FREE new mobile app, we’ll guide you on where to find the freshest ingredients, highlight participating restaurants, feature easy recipes, connect you with local farmers and CSAs and more!

Why is this important? Agribusiness is SC’s largest industry however over 90% of our food is still imported. The goal of the Eat Local Challenge is to help consumers “Make the Shift” in their choices, their spending and their overall local food consumption. The challenge is open to individuals and businesses. Take the challenge, and help Lowcountry Local First in our mission to strengthen the local food economy by building relationships between farmers and consumers. Thanks to netGalaxy Studios for their help in making this app come to life!

Plow to Chow: 2016 Charleston Farmers Market Kick-Off
Saturday, April 9

Celebrate the kick-off of the 2016 downtown Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square. Lowcountry Local First and Eat Local Month “Plow to Chow” sponsors will host a demonstration tent, giving attendees a taste of what’s fresh and local. Enjoy free tastings from the Corner House Cafe (Summer’s Corner), Glass Onion and La Tela Pizzeria.

9th Annual Chef’s Potluck
Sunday, April 24

One of the most popular fundraising events of the year, the 9th Annual Chef’s Potluck takes place at beautiful Middleton Place. Fifteen participating chefs are paired with local farmers and fishermen to bring attendees the freshest, local ingredients in Charleston! Enjoy live music, local libations, live auction, and some of the most beautiful views at Charleston’s oldest maintained gardens at Middleton Place. Tickets are on sale now!

Tickets are all inclusive.  Enjoy live music by Garage Cuban Band, local libations from Coast Brewing, Firefly, Cannonborough Beverage Co., Grassroots Wine and Palmetto Brewery, treats from Cirsea Ice Cream, tastings from each chef and some of the most beautiful views at America’s oldest landscaped garden at Middleton Place. This event is rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable.

NEW IN 2016:
Sponsor a table and receive a preferred table for eight (8) under the main tent. Includes:
– table signage with business name / logo
– favors for each guest at table (up to 8)
– business recognition in May 2016 e-newsletter (circulation of 4,000)
– group photo taken with the Chef’s Potluck photographer
Cost = $2,000; Only 5 available

View full list of participating restaurants and farmers / purveyors.

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