How to Eat Local this Thanksgiving

Nov 19, 2018

The holidays present an excellent opportunity to choose local whether it is for gifts, food, or both! This is the time of the year when gatherings move indoors and meals are shared around a table with loved ones. Which means even more reason to celebrate a strong and… Read More

Building Local Prosperity Week: Ellie Davis

Oct 17, 2018

“I guess it hadn’t struck me that people farm – even though I was wanting to go into farming. And now I’ve leased land and growing milkweed, pawpaw, peanuts- and potentially hemp. But it all started with Growing New Farmers Program and then MUSC (mentor farm) and figuring… Read More

Building Local Prosperity Week: Laura Mewbourn

Oct 16, 2018

“I wouldn’t be doing what I am doing, if not for the Growing New Farmers Program because while I was ok with making the leap into farming, I wouldn’t have done it without some sort of educational experience to go with it. …Aside from all of the knowledge… Read More

Building Local Prosperity Week: Charlotte Caldwell

Oct 16, 2018

“I didn’t have a deep understanding of the value of eating local until I got to know women and men who represent local food everywhere. Through the inspirational stories they tell in The Faces of Local Food: Celebrating the People Who Feed Us, they have forever changed my… Read More

Building Local Prosperity Week: Ben Sinderman

Oct 16, 2018

“I have always had an interest in agriculture and sustainability. And I wanted to get more hands-on experience as well as make connections within the local agriculture community. The Growing New Farmers Program allowed me to do that. My goal going into the program was to change career… Read More

Building Local Prosperity Week: Chip Jones

Oct 16, 2018

“I grew up on Sullivan’s Island and consider the entire Lowcountry to be my home. I attended Wando High School and then the College of Charleston – and went on to become a US Marine Corps combat veteran. I spent 26 years serving as a Federal Air Traffic… Read More

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