Lowcountry Local First welcomes new Director of Development

May 9, 2018

Lowcountry Local First, a nonprofit that cultivates an economy anchored in local ownership, recently welcomed Matthew Hayden to its team as Director of Development. This new position will manage and oversee all elements of the fundraising operations and help secure the resources necessary for the maintenance and growth… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Week #2: Featured Recipes

Apr 17, 2018

Drink Local: Cucumber Lemonade By Meara Heaslip, 2017 Growing New Farmers Program alum Prep time: 10 mins Makes just over 1 quart INGREDIENTS  – 1 pound cucumbers, peeled or unpeeled, cut into large chunks, plus a few extra thin cucumber slices for garnish – 1 cup lemon juice (from… Read More

Zing Table Zest

Apr 16, 2018

Story by Stephanie Hunt; Photo by Sea Star Arts Photography, of Paul Saginaw speaking at Lowcountry Local First’s 2013 Good Business Summit Exclamation points!! That’s the punctuation of choice when Ann Arbor, Michigan deli founders Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig wrote their guiding principles for Zingerman’s Community of… Read More

Communications & Events Intern - Summer/Fall 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Term: Part-time and flexible. Ideal term length June – December 2018. Application Deadline: Open until filled Start Date: Flexible start date of June 4, 2018 Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization changing the model of economic development to one that is anchored… Read More

Support Your Local Farmers with a CSA Membership

Apr 6, 2018

There’s nothing better than filling your plate with farm fresh foods harvested by your local farmer – so why not do it all season long? Becoming a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a great option to not only support your Lowcountry farmers, but to ensure you’re always… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Week #1: Featured Recipes

Apr 4, 2018

Local Food Recipe: Berbere Meatballs – Submitted by Brannon Greene, 2017 Growing New Farmers Program alum. Recipe from The Charleston Spice Company  Prep time: 25 min; Cook time: 20-30 mins INGREDIENTS • 1.5 lbs of ground beef from Sea Island Jerseys (or use ground turkey from FiliWest Farms) • 4… Read More

2018 Eat Local Challenge Team Leaderboard

Apr 2, 2018

2018 Eat Local Challenge Teams, ranked by size: 1st place: South Carolina Aquarium – 34 individuals 2nd place: BoomTown – 33 individuals 3rd place: GrowFood / Coastal Conservation League – 31 individuals Growing New Farmers Program MUSC Local Works Charleston Magazine Grassroots Wine Wholesalers Slow Food Charleston Accountfully Black… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Restaurant Supporters

Mar 26, 2018

The below list is compiled of LLF member restaurants who submitted menu items to be included in this special promotion. If you represent an active member restaurant or food- or beverage-based business establishment and wish to be added, please e-mail Jordan. Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit 15% off our… Read More