Sponsor Highlight: Certified South Carolina Grown

Apr 20, 2016

Certified South Carolina Grown knows that local just tastes better. That’s why they have made it their mission to make it easier for consumers to identify, find and buy South Carolina products. The Certified South Carolina program is a cooperative effort among producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and the… Read More

All Companies are ‘In the People Business’

Apr 18, 2016

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (Apr. 18 – May 1, 2016; Volume 22, No. 9): “If you want abundance, give it to other people.” So launched the opening session of Lowcounty Local First’s Good Business Summit in a panel discussion titled “Better Together: Where… Read More

Sponsor Highlight: Summers Corner

Apr 15, 2016

Summers Corner, nestled in amidst the azaleas and wisteria of Summerville, is one of our area’s most welcoming developments. They boast a firm belief in community, education, family, gardening, and philanthropy – and above all, that “local” generally means “better.” At their Corner Cafe, you’ll find fresh fare inspired by… Read More

State bill makes it easier to renew your business license

Apr 14, 2016

We are excited to see a new bill introduced in the South Carolina state legislature to standardize business licensing across municipalities in South Carolina. From architects to food trucks, many of Lowcountry Local First’s 500+ members companies work in multiple jurisdictions, yet are disproportionately impacted by cumbersome and… Read More

A Year for Redemption

Apr 14, 2016

Six months after the 1,000-year-flood, recovery is still a long way off for farmers By Nikki Seibert Kelley written for the Charleston City Paper; Ran in April 13, 2016 printed issue With the sun shining, bright green plants popping up, and baby animals frolicking in the fields, it… Read More

Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe - #HowIEatLocal

Apr 13, 2016

This recipe was submitted by Eat Local Challenge Blogger, The Citrus Mistress, using fresh, local strawberries. Follow her on Instagram for more fresh, local food ideas and share your own tips and tricks by using hashtag #HowIEatLocal or tagging @LowcountryLocal! 2 Cups Coconut or Almond Flour 1 Tsp… Read More

Easy Southern Cooking

Apr 13, 2016

Saturday was the kick-off of The Charleston Farmers Market downtown. After hanging with my LLF buddies at the Plow to Chow tent, I decided to browse the market to pick-up a few items for myself. I ran in to my friend, Will Altman of Altman Ranch and we… Read More

Why we love Limehouse Produce

Apr 7, 2016

Lowcountry Local First is thrilled to once again have Limehouse Produce as the presenting sponsor for Eat Local Month. From the time they first started business in 1945, Limehouse has continuously gone the extra mile in sourcing and delivering fresh, local produce throughout the Lowcountry. Their approach of building… Read More

Local businesses to give 5% back on Sat, April 30

Apr 6, 2016

Support these amazing local businesses giving 5% Back on Saturday, April 30th. When you shop or dine, YOU are making an impact and supporting Lowcountry Local First’s grassroots programs to implement a new model of local economic development – integrating advocacy, education and training, and relationship-building toward a… Read More

So Much Green - Recipe Ideas

Apr 6, 2016

April in the Lowcountry is a beautiful time. Spring weather is here and the bounties of local produce are numerous – arugula, asparagus, chard, bok choy, spinach, kale, kale, and more kale. If you signed up for a CSA or you are shopping at area farmers markets as… Read More