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.


The Ultimate #LoveALocal Scavenger Hunt

Mar 23rd

Due to demand and ongoing interest, Lowcountry Local First will be extending the duration of its #LoveALocal art installation celebrating its ten year anniversary. Pushing past the original closing date of March 31, the 10 letters will now be visible through April 19. Announcements will be made at that time… Read More


#HowIEatLocal Instagram Contest

Mar 20th

We want to see how you eat local throughout April! Participate in our fun Instagram contest supported by Verde beginning April 1 to showcase your shift in local eating to support farmers and fishermen. How it Works: Capture a photo of one of our Eat Local habits (see below list) and… Read More


Eat Local Month - Presented by Limehouse Produce

Apr 1st

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 engage in eating what's ripe and in season. Join us for these community events...Read More


Eat Local Challenge

Apr 1st

The Eat Local Challenge officially kicks off April 1st, and that means it is time for you to begin shifting at least $10 of your weekly food budget towards our local food system. We look forward to hearing about your journey to local eating - so please share your stories and photos by tagging Lowcountry Local First and utilizing the #eatlocalchs tag...Read More

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