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

Building Local Prosperity Week: Rachel & Jeremias Paul

Oct 16, 2018

“We solely roasted coffee for a couple of years, but realized quickly that we were missing the connection to people that we wanted to have – that people element that’s so crucial in the coffee culture. We were wholesaling successfully across the country, but wanted stronger ties to… Read More

Hurricane Florence - Local Business Resources

Sep 11, 2018

As we all make preparations for Hurricane Florence, both for our homes and businesses, may we be reminded to 1) breath, 2) check on neighbors and pets in need, 3) implement your business and household disaster plan, and 4) be ready to help one another clean up post-storm…. Read More

How to Go Indie this Independence Day

Jun 27, 2018

Celebrate Independence Day by supporting your local-independent businesses! Whether you’re planning the perfect beach day, an outdoor hiking adventure, or are hosting a back-yard party for friends and neighbors, let your local businesses help you get everything you need for an unforgettable holiday: Grill & Grub like a… Read More

Zing Table Zest

Apr 16, 2018

Story by Stephanie Hunt; Photo by Sea Star Arts Photography, of Paul Saginaw speaking at Lowcountry Local First’s 2013 Good Business Summit Exclamation points!! That’s the punctuation of choice when Ann Arbor, Michigan deli founders Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig wrote their guiding principles for Zingerman’s Community of… 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

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