Eat Local Month
April 1st – April 30th
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!).
Eat Local Challenge: Make the Shift
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 the local food system. By signing up, 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! 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.
Plow to Chow: 2015 Charleston Farmers Market Kick-Off
Saturday, April 4
Celebrate the kick-off of the 2015 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.
8th Annual Chef’s Potluck
Sunday, April 26
One of the most popular fundraising events of the year, the 8th 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 by Garage Cuban Band, local libations, live auction, and some of the most beautiful views at Charleston’s oldest maintained gardens at Middleton Place.
2015 Chef’s Potluck confirmed restaurants include: Caviar & Bananas, CRU Cafe, Cypress, Edmund’s Oast, EVO Pizzeria, FIG / The Ordinary, The Glass Onion, The Grocery, High Cotton, Indaco, Middleton Place Restaurant, Monza / Closed for Business, Poogan’s Porch and Two Boroughs Larder.