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.


Growing New Farmers Program Intern - Summer / Fall 2018

Apr 18th

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Term: Part-time and flexible. Ideal term length June – December 2018. Application Deadline: Open until filled Start Date: Flexible start date of June 4, 2018; If only fall session is of interest, start date will be Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization… Read More


Eat Local Challenge Week #2: Featured Recipes

Apr 17th

Drink Local: Cucumber Lemonade By Meara Heaslip, 2017 Growing New Farmers Program alum Prep time: 10 mins Makes just over 1 quart INGREDIENTS  – 1 pound cucumbers, peeled or unpeeled, cut into large chunks, plus a few extra thin cucumber slices for garnish – 1 cup lemon juice (from… Read More


11th annual Chef's Potluck

Apr 29th

The 11th annual Chef's Potluck celebrates locally sourced dishes by pairing the top Charleston restaurants and chefs with farmers and fishermen at beautiful Middleton Place. ..Read More

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