19 New Local Entrepreneurs to Know

Jul 8, 2020

Good Enterprises’ Community Business Academy Graduates 19 New Entrepreneurs Lowcountry Local First’s Good Enterprises initiative now accepting applicants into its Fall Community Business Academies Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit focused on economic development centered around local-ownership, has graduated its second class of entrepreneurs from its 12-week Community… Read More

Lowcountry Local First relocates, expands its local-independent coworking space

Jun 24, 2020

Lowcountry Local First relocates, expands its local-independent coworking space Local Works to open in RCB Development’s “The Lumberyard” before end of year Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is set to relocate and expand its local-independent coworking space known as Local Works. The nonprofit economy-building organization launched Local Works in… 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

2019 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Nov 6, 2019

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — ONGOING — – Be sure to find a Farmers’ Market near you this fall and holiday season! – The Charleston Farmers’ Market hosts a special Holiday Market on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December from 9am – 3pm…. Read More

Your Public Library Supports Local Businesses Too

Jul 15, 2019

When you think of your neighborhood library, you may think of cozy reading alcoves, youth programming and speaker series. But did you know that your local library system also offers a bounty of resources (often free) for businesses to utilize? This includes resources to help you start, run… 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