2018 Buy Local Markets

Nov 1, 2018

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — ONGOING — – Be sure to find a Farmers Market near you this fall and holiday season! – The Charleston Farmers’ Market hosts a special Holiday Market on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December, 9am – 3pm…. Read More

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

Buy Local Month Partner Spotlight: GDC Home

Nov 30, 2017

We are proud to have GDC Home as a top level supporter of our Buy Local Month campaign this year. They make living, sleeping and gathering look and feel amazing! What began in 1978 as a simple store with two sales people offering drapery and upholstery fabrics has… Read More

City of Charleston Proclamation: Buy Local Month

Nov 29, 2017

The below Proclamation was read by City of Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg on November 28, 2017 at the City Council Meeting. WHEREAS; The City of Charleston is proud to join with Lowcountry Local First in supporting and celebrating Charleston’s local-independent businesses and the impact they have on… Read More

2018 Partnership Opportunities

Nov 21, 2017

Partner with Lowcountry Local First in 2018! Connect with conscious consumers and align your business with the local movement. Our Reach: – 600+ members representing 12,000+ employees – 1,000+ Average monthly Business Directory views – 11.7k+ Facebook fans – 22.3k+ Twitter followers – 16.3k+ Instagram followers – 5.2k+ e-newsletter… Read More

Guide to Easy Local Shopping: Services

Oct 31, 2017

Holy Spokes Charleston Bike Share: “Bike to Buy Local” — Buy Local Month Partner Charleston Bike Share provides an innovative and sustainable transportation option in the City of Charleston through an affordable bike share system. Sign up online for an account and pay hourly or for a monthly… Read More

Guide to Easy Local Shopping: For the Home

Oct 31, 2017

GDC Home: “There’s No Place Like It” — Buy Local Month Partner GDC offers a huge selection of home furnishings and accessories from many of the best vendors in the home furnishings industry. With three convenient locations across the Lowcountry, this home decor emporium gives their customers the opportunity… Read More

Guide to Easy Local Shopping: Food & Beverage

Oct 31, 2017

Mercantile & Mash: “Sit and enjoy or take to go!” — Buy Local Month Partner Mercantile & Mash is a gourmet food emporium, located in the recently renovated Cigar Factory on East Bay Street. Mercantile & Mash offers the highest quality of ingredients and products available on the Peninsula, such… Read More

Guide to Easy Local Shopping: Clothing, Accessories & Other Gifts

Oct 31, 2017

Croghan’s Jewel Box: “More than 100 Years of Service” — Buy Local Month Partner Croghan’s jewel box is a full-service jewelry store and offers a complete array of services, going above and beyond to help our customers take care of their most valuable possessions. We ship all over the world,… Read More

Your Buy Local "Easy Buttons"

Oct 11, 2017

Buying local is easy, convenient and fun!   The cherry on top? Local businesses reinvest 3 TIMES MORE money back into our local economy. That means, for every $100 spent at a local business, an average of $45 is recirculated into the Lowcountry, vs. only $15 when that money is spent… Read More