Eat Local Month – Presented by Limehouse Produce
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!).
The 2017 Eat Local Month is presented by Limehouse Produce, and sponsored by Steen Enterprises, the Drawing Room, the Glass Onion, La Tela Pizzeria, Sonitrol Security Systems, Charleston City Paper, Charleston Magazine, Edible Charleston, the Charleston CVB, Middleton Place, Sperry Tents, Grassroots Wine, and Nelson Printing.
Eat Local Challenge: Make the Shift
Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge is back! Throughout 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. Sign the pledge by March 31 and help Lowcountry Local First in our mission to strengthen the local food system! Then download our free mobile app which will help you make the most of your Challenge. Search “Lowcountry Local First” in your mobile app store.
Are you a food & beverage member with Lowcountry Local First? We urge you to create a special menu offering or promotion that we can share with our Challengers. Contact Jordan by March 31 to get involved as a supporter!
Plow to Chow: 2017 Charleston Farmers’ Market Kick-Off
Saturday, April 8
Celebrate the kick-off of the 2017 downtown Charleston Farmers’ Market in Marion Square. Lowcountry Local First and the chefs from La Tela Pizzeria, the Drawing Room and the Glass Onion will host a demonstration tent, giving attendees a taste of what’s fresh and local. This event is free and open to all.
10th Annual Chef’s Potluck
Sunday, April 30
Tickets on sale now!
One of the most popular fundraising events of the year, the 10th Annual Chef’s Potluck takes place at beautiful Middleton Place. Fourteen participating chefs are paired with more than 30 local farmers and fishermen to bring attendees the freshest, local ingredients in Charleston! Enjoy live music from the High Divers; local libations from Grassroots Wine, High Wire Distilling, Palmetto Brewery, and Tradesmen Brewing; a silent auction; farm tractor tours; two tastings from each chef; and some of the most beautiful views at Charleston’s oldest maintained gardens at Middleton Place. Proceeds from this event benefit Lowcountry Local First’s Growing New Farmers Program.