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

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

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

Eat Local Challenge Bloggers to Follow

Mar 28, 2017

These local experts are taking the Eat Local Challenge and will be sharing their experiences along the way. Follow our social media accounts and join our Facebook Eat Local Challenge support group for updated links to their stories and photos and more! EAT LOCAL BLOGGERS: Charleston Food Writer  Candice… Read More

ELC Recipe Feature: Goat and Sausage Stew

Mar 28, 2017

We feel lucky to call Charleston home for many reasons – our historic roots, beautiful beaches, friendly people, and of course the food. Charleston receives recognition from all over the nation for its rich and distinguished culinary community and local food scene. In April, we see a surplus… Read More

#HowIEatLocal Instagram Contest

Mar 20, 2017

We want to see how you eat local throughout April! Participate in our fun Instagram contest supported by Verde beginning April 1 to showcase your shift in local eating to support farmers and fishermen. How it Works: Capture a photo of one of our Eat Local habits (see below list) and… 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

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

Eat Local Challenge Potluck

Apr 14, 2015

Hosting or attending an all-local potluck will get you 2 points in the Eat Local Challenge, buts it’s also a fun way to try new local fruits, veggies and meats. Team Local Works hosted an all-local potluck on Friday as part of the Eat Local Challenge. We had quite… Read More

The Eat Local Challenge Dining Out Guide

Apr 6, 2015

We are almost 1 week into the Eat Local Challenge. We hope everyone is having a good time navigating the waters of local eating. We have an abundance of local eats here in the Lowcountry –  CSAs, farmers markets, the local section of your grocery store, and a… Read More