Hurricane Florence - Local Business Resources

Sep 11, 2018

As we all make preparations for Hurricane Florence, both for our homes and businesses, may we be reminded to 1) breath, 2) check on neighbors and pets in need, 3) implement your business and household disaster plan, and 4) be ready to help one another clean up post-storm…. Read More

Communications & Events Intern - Fall 2018

Aug 8, 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 changing the model of economic development to one that is anchored… Read More

Community Engagement Intern - Fall 2018

Jul 10, 2018

Term: Part-time and flexible, Academic Credit Internship opportunity. Ideal term length of 4 months. Start Date: Flexible start date of August 20, 2018 About Us: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds community support for local independent businesses and farmers by working with businesses, consumers… Read More

Position Statement: Tax Changes for Online Retailers

Jun 27, 2018

Position Statement: U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring tax collection for out-of-state and online retailers helps level the playing field for local brick-and-mortar businesses On June 21st, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that gives states the authority to require out-of-state and online retailers with no physical… Read More

How to Go Indie this Independence Day

Jun 27, 2018

Celebrate Independence Day by supporting your local-independent businesses! Whether you’re planning the perfect beach day, an outdoor hiking adventure, or are hosting a back-yard party for friends and neighbors, let your local businesses help you get everything you need for an unforgettable holiday: Grill & Grub like a… Read More

Farming is Community

Jun 18, 2018

“It’s 44°F.”  – Ben Sinderman, 2018 Growing New Farmers Program participant and Vertical Roots / Tiger Corner Farms apprentice comments on the weather at Middleton Place during an oddly cool March, reaffirming his choice of an indoor container farm business as a mentor.  If P. T. Barnum is right, and comfort… Read More

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