Planting Possibility

Jan 8, 2018

From Buses to Beef to Broccoli, LLF’s Growing New Farmers Program is Sprouting Satisfying Careers For a 30-year old who’s done her share of kid-wrangling and hefty hauling, Nell looks pretty spry. Maybe it’s that a deep Kelly green suits her—a little perkier and certainly less glaring than… Read More

A Look Back at 2017

Dec 21, 2017

10 amazing things you helped us accomplish in our 10th year: 1. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a community-wide art installation known as “Love a Local,” a proclamation by the Mayor of the City of Charleston, and by honoring 10 Local Luminaries who’ve supported the local business community in… Read More

Call for Applications to 2018 Growing New Farmers Program

Dec 4, 2017

Lowcountry Local First, in partnership with the College of Charleston’s School of Professional Studies, has opened up the call for applications to the 2018 Growing New Farmers Program. This 6-month program provides experiential, hands-on training at Middleton Place USDA Certified Organic Farm, coupled with curriculum-based instruction in a… Read More

The Lowcountry's freshest farmers!

Oct 11, 2017

As we begin the transition from warm summer days into cool fall nights, there’s more than just pumpkins and sweet potatoes that will soon be ready to harvest. The 2017 Growing New Farmers Program participants have wrapped up their six-month long journey into the world of farm production… Read More

A New Crop of Future Farmers

Apr 17, 2017

Last week we launched the 2017 Growing New Farmers Program, aimed at providing hands-on experience and valuable lessons in sustainable agriculture. This year welcomes the 8th class to go through the course. Soon, they will join the other 146 graduates who’ve become a variety of principal players in… Read More

10th annual Chef's Potluck Silent Auction Items

Apr 5, 2017

**Online bidding will remain open through 6pm on April 30th, closing at the Chef’s Potluck** One of the most popular fundraising events of the year, the 10th annual Chef’s Potluck takes place at beautiful Middleton Place on April 30 from 4-7 pm. More than a dozen participating local chefs… Read More

We’ve Been Busy as Bees!

Jul 22, 2016

The variety of methods for product distribution parallels the diversity of crops. The end goal is the same: to provide quality produce to consumers at a price fair to all parties. However, the method of doing so is where farmers can get creative! While some farmers enjoy pitching… Read More

A Radishing Bunch of Future Farmers!

May 23, 2016

This week, we welcomed a fresh crop of aspiring farmers into the Growing New Farmers Program! We are so fortunate to have such a diverse group of motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in agriculture. With 70% of our 24 participants being women and the average… Read More

The Story of John Warren: A Mentor Farmer

Feb 26, 2016

The path to farming is looking more and more different than it has in the past. Many people enter the profession citing lifestyle change and value-based career shifts as their primary motivations. As newcomers circumvent the traditional inheritance model of yesteryear they are often faced with challenges in… Read More