COVID-19 Resource & Action Hub

Mar 26, 2020

** ALERT: We are now updating this Resources Hub page of our site. Please use this new page for the most current updates. ACTION ITEMS: Apply for SBA relief loan. View SC Department of Commerce resource center. View SC employment law resources. Facebook has launched a $100 million… Read More

2020 Eat Local Challenge

Mar 13, 2020

Eat Local Challenge: Make the Shift April 1-30 Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge takes place throughout the entire month of April each year. We challenge you to shift $10 or more of your weekly food spending towards the local food system. By signing the Pledge, we’ll guide you… Read More

Eat Local this Holiday Season

Nov 27, 2019

When considering where to source your holiday meal ingredients, choose to spread some local holiday love by purchasing your protein, produce, and dairy from a nearby farmer or purveyor. The holidays are the best time of the year to show your support to the farmers and growers who… Read More

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 2019 Options

Apr 19, 2019

Online subscriptions are available for so many products these days, so why not subscribe to fresh local produce? That’s essentially what joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is, providing a weekly or monthly bundle of seasonal local produce grown with love from a farm – or group… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Recipes by Jamee Haley

Apr 19, 2019

The following recipes were produced by Lowcountry Local First’s Executive Director, Jamee Haley, and were featured in the April 2019 issue of Charleston Magazine. Appetizer:  Carrot Crostini with Burden Creek Farms Goat Cheese Serves 4 1 cup shredded local carrots 1 tsp. fresh dill ½ tsp. fresh lemon… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Recipes: Sheet Pan Supper and Shiso Lemon Shandy

Apr 16, 2019

Sausage and Veggie Sheet Pan Supper Provided by: Joy Carter, 2018 Growing New Farmers Program graduate Ingredients: Chili cheese sausages from Wishbone Heritage Farm 2 sweet potatoes from spade and clover (or other local source) 2 red peppers from Ambrose Farm (or other local source) 1/2 lb. brussel sprouts… 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