Your Public Library Supports Local Businesses Too

Jul 15, 2019

When you think of your neighborhood library, you may think of cozy reading alcoves, youth programming and speaker series. But did you know that your local library system also offers a bounty of resources (often free) for businesses to utilize? This includes resources to help you start, run… Read More

Eat Local Challenge: Five Ways I choose to Eat Local

Apr 12, 2019

The following Eat Local Challenge post is by Stephanie Hodges of The Nourished Principles, which combines nutrition and public health practices to encourage healthier individuals, communities, organizations, and schools.  This April is Eat Local Month here in Charleston, and I am thrilled to be a part of the… Read More

Eat Local Challenge: Traveling Like a Local with Sightsee Shop

Apr 10, 2019

This Eat Local Challenge story is provided by local lovers and SightSee Shop duo, Allyson & Joel. Follow the journey to their first retail + coffee shop opening up soon on Line Street. There’s this funny irony about the admonition to “travel like a local.” What does that… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Recipe: Breakfast Pizza

Apr 3, 2019

Breakfast Pizza Provided by: Katherine Ramirez, 2018 Growing New Farmers Program graduate Ingredients: 1 lb. pizza dough from Rio Bertolini. Available at most local farmers market 9 oz. of alfredo sauce 3 medium eggs, scrambled. (Available from Wishbone Heritage Farms) 3 oz. of chopped green peppers. (Available at… Read More

2019 Eat Local Challenge Team Leaderboard

Mar 15, 2019

*This list is finalized as of 5 p.m. on April 30, 2019. Thank you all for participating! 1st place: Amplified Ag – 90 individuals 2nd place: GrowFood – 76 individuals 3rd place: MUSC – 54 individuals Other participating teams include: CHS Today Charleston Farmers Market Croghan’s Jewel Box Falko… Read More

Lowcountry Local First to launch Good Enterprises Initiative in Fall 2019

Feb 18, 2019

Community Business Academy will be held in North Charleston in Sept 2019 – Media coverage in Charleston City Paper, Feb 19, 2019: Lowcountry Local First hopes its Community Business Academy will help cultivate local entrepreneurs The following announcement was released February 14, 2019: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) has… Read More

Love Local this Valentine's Day

Feb 8, 2019

The sweetest holiday of the year is fast approaching! As you go to splurge on something sweet or sparkly for your loved one or best friend – go LOCAL! For every dollar spent with a local business, 45% stays in the Lowcountry – as compared to only 14%… Read More