This episode originally aired on November 11, 2015.

One of the many perks of springtime in Charleston means that we will soon be able to get out and enjoy local farmers markets across town. Shopping at farmers market allows you to enjoy fresh, local produce, but it also allows you to be a part of a larger community — one that is made up of farmers, agricultural experts and business owners, and the consumers who buy their products.

In our second episode as part of OHM Radio‘s “Small Talks, Big Ideas” series, we shift gears to the other half of the heart behind our mission at Lowcountry Local First – our sustainable local food system – and we look at the strong impact this industry has on maintaining a resilient local and state-wide economy.

“When we talk about economic development we need to look at the sectors that create our economy in South Carolina and agribusiness is our number one, largest industry,” explained Nikki Seibert Kelley, Sustainable Agriculture Director at Lowcountry Local First. Being our state’s number one industry means that we must support it and help to ensure that the next wave of farmers are properly equipped with the necessary tools and resources they need to get started.

Listen to the full episode here.

Small Talks, Big Ideas” airs Wednesdays at 8 a.m. and Fridays at 2 p.m. and is a shared space between Lowcountry Local First, the Coastal Conservation League,, and Charleston Moves.

OHM Radio is a local non-commercial radio station that can be heard at 96.3FM on peninsular Charleston, or streamed online or from their mobile app from anywhere around the world.  To learn more and to view the full schedule, please visit their website.


Jordan Amaker
Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications