Lowcountry Local First is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultivating an economy anchored in local ownership, because local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy, and character.

We are Movement Builders.

We are Advocates of local-independent businesses.

We are Localists.

Most importantly, we’re your Neighbors. And just like you, we love it here.


A New Crop of Future Farmers

Apr 17th

Last week we launched the 2017 Growing New Farmers Program, aimed at providing hands-on experience and valuable lessons in sustainable agriculture. This year welcomes the 8th class to go through the course. Soon, they will join the other 146 graduates who’ve become a variety of principal players in… Read More


ELC Recipe: Pickled Beets

Apr 17th

Pickled Beets 2 lbs beets – roasted and sliced Roasted Beets Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat beets lightly with oil. Wrap beets in aluminum foil, place on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven until cooked through, approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Remove from the… Read More


Monthly Mentoring with SCORE Charleston

Apr 27th

Lowcountry Local First, in partnership with SCORE, will be offering one-on-one mentoring sessions every fourth Thursday of the month from 9 to 11am. RSVP for your slot today...Read More


Chef's Potluck

Apr 30th

The 10th annual Chef's Potluck celebrates locally sourced dishes by pairing sixteen top Charleston restaurants and chefs with farmers and fishermen at beautiful Middleton Place. ..Read More

Catalyst Supporters