How to Eat Local for the Holidays

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: 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

Growing New Farmers Program Intern - Fall 2018

Aug 18, 2018

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Term: Part-time and flexible. Ideal term length September – December 2018. Application Deadline: Open until filled Start Date: Flexible start date of September 4, 2018 Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds community support for local independent businesses and farmers by… Read More

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