Eat Local Month Supporter: Steen Enterprises

Apr 28, 2017

Steen Enterprises is a family-owned business that has been serving the Lowcountry for over thirty years. They’re located just 15 miles from downtown Charleston and are the Elite Kubota Dealer in the area. They are the leading provider of agricultural equipment, construction equipment, utility vehicles and farm implements in South… Read More

ELC Recipe: Fennel and Collard Saute

Apr 26, 2017

Purchasing a CSA (community supported agriculture) share is a great way to shift a portion of your weekly food budget to local food. If you are interested in a full list of farms with CSAs, visit our Farm Fresh Food Guide. Compost in My Shoe, owned and operated by Jim… Read More

A New Crop of Future Farmers

Apr 17, 2017

Last week we launched the 2017 Growing New Farmers Program, aimed at providing hands-on experience and valuable lessons in sustainable agriculture. This year welcomes the 8th class to go through the course. Soon, they will join the other 146 graduates who’ve become a variety of principal players in… Read More

ELC Recipe: Pickled Beets

Apr 17, 2017

Pickled Beets 2 lbs beets – roasted and sliced Roasted Beets Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat beets lightly with oil. Wrap beets in aluminum foil, place on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven until cooked through, approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Remove from the… Read More

Talk Sector to Me: Obstinate Daughter

Apr 12, 2017

Our mission at Lowcountry Local First is to cultivate an economy anchored in local ownership because local-independent businesses are the foundation of our culture, economy, and character. The Lowcountry becomes (and remains) a place unlike any other in the world, fiercely protective not only of its history and architecture, but of… Read More

Talk Sector to Me: Queen Street Grocery

Apr 12, 2017

Our mission at Lowcountry Local First is to cultivate an economy anchored in local ownership because local-independent businesses are the foundation of our culture, economy, and character. We believe relationships matter and that when you empower the community with relationships, knowledge, and passion for local – magical things can happen. Did… Read More

ELC Recipe Feature: Olive Oil Poached Fish

Apr 10, 2017

Abundant Seafood is located in Mount Pleasant on Shem Creek and offers fresh, sustainable options for local seafood in the Charleston area. The company is owned and operated by Mark Marhefka, a 30-year fishing veteran, and his wife Kerry who manages the day-to-day operations of the business. When we asked… Read More

Talk Sector to Me: Compost in My Shoe

Apr 6, 2017

Our mission at Lowcountry Local First is to cultivate an economy anchored in local ownership, because local-independent businesses are the foundation of our culture, economy and character. We believe relationships matter and that when you empower the community with relationships, knowledge and passion for local – magical things… Read More

10th annual Chef's Potluck Silent Auction Items

Apr 5, 2017

**Online bidding will remain open through 6pm on April 30th, closing at the Chef’s Potluck** One of the most popular fundraising events of the year, the 10th annual Chef’s Potluck takes place at beautiful Middleton Place on April 30 from 4-7 pm. More than a dozen participating local chefs… Read More