A Look Back at 2017

Dec 21, 2017

10 amazing things you helped us accomplish in our 10th year: 1. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a community-wide art installation known as “Love a Local,” a proclamation by the Mayor of the City of Charleston, and by honoring 10 Local Luminaries who’ve supported the local business community in… Read More

2017 Buy Local Month Wrap-Up

Dec 21, 2017

The goal of our Buy Local Month campaign has always been to encourage our citizens to buy local and keep holiday dollars flowing within our community. The sense of place that we have in the Lowcountry – all that makes this place unique – is largely thanks to our retail businesses…. Read More

The Ecosystem of Work: Joshua Robertson and Kate Borg

Dec 21, 2017

Two civil engineers walk into a bar….It’s a joke set-up, no doubt, and perhaps a bad one, but Josh and Kate are getting the last, and enduring, laugh after they each, at different times, walked up to the “bar” at Local Works. Think of that bar as the… Read More

NOW HIRING: Director of Development

Dec 4, 2017

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Position: Director of Development (Full-time) Reports to: Executive Director Salary: Commensurate with experience Summary: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization, founded in 2007 and is made up of more than 600 local businesses and community leaders working to transform and model… Read More

Call for Applications to 2018 Growing New Farmers Program

Dec 4, 2017

Lowcountry Local First, in partnership with the College of Charleston’s School of Professional Studies, has opened up the call for applications to the 2018 Growing New Farmers Program. This 6-month program provides experiential, hands-on training at Middleton Place USDA Certified Organic Farm, coupled with curriculum-based instruction in a… Read More