The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Farmers Market Launch Time

Mar 30, 2015

The Charleston metro area has a wealth of resources to connect consumers with locally-sourced food and other products. The saying goes, “Know Your Farmer” in order to really know where your food is coming from. Farmers Markets provide an incredible community resource for doing just that – providing… Read More

2015: Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) in the Lowcountry

Mar 27, 2015

This post is outdated. Please refer to this map now that is continually being updated and browse by CSA options. Click on a map icon for full details and contact information.    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from… Read More

Density, Diversity, and Shared Ownership

Mar 20, 2015

While attending a recent Urban Land Institute annual Carolinas conference in Charleston, SC, I was intrigued by commercial real estate guru and marketer Gunnar Branson’s update to the well-worn real estate mantra: “Location, Location, Location.” Branson shared his 21st century update to the slogan as “Density, Diversity, and… Read More

Cultivating Community through Growing New Farmers

Mar 4, 2015

*** NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2015 GROWING NEW FARMERS APPRENTICESHIP AND CERTIFICATE IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE. APPLY BY MARCH 13TH *** On a cold day in March, I stand bundled up outside the birthing pen at Jeremiah Farm and Goat Dairy on Johns Island while goats of all… Read More

Local Business Owners Connect to Capital

Mar 3, 2015

On February 5th, as part of the GOODBusiness Series, Lowcountry Local First held a workshop for local business owners to learn about different funding opportunities and to have an opportunity to connect directly with the people behind those institutions. The 2nd Connecting to Capital workshop provided a platform… Read More