Farming is Community

Jun 18, 2018

“It’s 44°F.”  – Ben Sinderman, 2018 Growing New Farmers Program participant and Vertical Roots / Tiger Corner Farms apprentice comments on the weather at Middleton Place during an oddly cool March, reaffirming his choice of an indoor container farm business as a mentor.  If P. T. Barnum is right, and comfort… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Week #2: Featured Recipes

Apr 17, 2018

Drink Local: Cucumber Lemonade By Meara Heaslip, 2017 Growing New Farmers Program alum Prep time: 10 mins Makes just over 1 quart INGREDIENTS  – 1 pound cucumbers, peeled or unpeeled, cut into large chunks, plus a few extra thin cucumber slices for garnish – 1 cup lemon juice (from… Read More

Support Your Local Farmers with a CSA Membership

Apr 6, 2018

There’s nothing better than filling your plate with farm fresh foods harvested by your local farmer – so why not do it all season long? Becoming a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a great option to not only support your Lowcountry farmers, but to ensure you’re always… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Week #1: Featured Recipes

Apr 4, 2018

Local Food Recipe: Berbere Meatballs – Submitted by Brannon Greene, 2017 Growing New Farmers Program alum. Recipe from The Charleston Spice Company  Prep time: 25 min; Cook time: 20-30 mins INGREDIENTS • 1.5 lbs of ground beef from Sea Island Jerseys (or use ground turkey from FiliWest Farms) • 4… Read More

2018 Eat Local Challenge Team Leaderboard

Apr 2, 2018

2018 Eat Local Challenge Teams, ranked by size: 1st place: South Carolina Aquarium – 34 individuals 2nd place: BoomTown – 33 individuals 3rd place: GrowFood / Coastal Conservation League – 31 individuals Growing New Farmers Program MUSC Local Works Charleston Magazine Grassroots Wine Wholesalers Slow Food Charleston Accountfully Black… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Restaurant Supporters

Mar 26, 2018

The below list is compiled of LLF member restaurants who submitted menu items to be included in this special promotion. If you represent an active member restaurant or food- or beverage-based business establishment and wish to be added, please e-mail Jordan. Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit 15% off our… Read More

Eat Local Month Supporter Highlight: Middleton Place

Mar 9, 2018

More than just a beautiful ground for visitors to explore, Middleton Place is a sprawling historic site, full of grand oaks, rich with Lowcountry memory, and eager to share its stories with the community. One way in which Middleton shares the Lowcountry past is through its organic farm,… Read More