Q&A with the 2019 City of Charleston Mayoral Candidates

Sep 23, 2019

Ahead of the City of Charleston’s mayoral election on Nov. 5, 2019, Lowcountry Local First has partnered with the Charleston City Paper to ask the six candidates pitching themselves to be the city’s next leader about specific policies that affect local businesses in our community. The questions posed… Read More

GDC Home Spotlight

Jul 22, 2019

Walking into any GDC Home, it’s easy to see why this ‘home décor emporium’ has functioned as a local staple in the Lowcountry for so long. With complimentary in-store services, home inspiration as far as the eye can see, and even a completely off the electric grid flagship… 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: 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

Eat Local Challenge Recipe: Breakfast Pizza

Apr 3, 2019

Breakfast Pizza Provided by: Katherine Ramirez, 2018 Growing New Farmers Program graduate Ingredients: 1 lb. pizza dough from Rio Bertolini. Available at most local farmers market 9 oz. of alfredo sauce 3 medium eggs, scrambled. (Available from Wishbone Heritage Farms) 3 oz. of chopped green peppers. (Available at… Read More