Raise a glass for Dad!

Jun 17, 2016

Celebrating Father’s Day in the Lowcountry. Let’s celebrate the men in our lives who have supported, guided, and loved us through the ups and downs of life. Cheers to all of the fathers and father figures in our lives for being the awesome men that you are. Luckily,… Read More

A Year for Redemption

Apr 14, 2016

Six months after the 1,000-year-flood, recovery is still a long way off for farmers By Nikki Seibert Kelley written for the Charleston City Paper; Ran in April 13, 2016 printed issue With the sun shining, bright green plants popping up, and baby animals frolicking in the fields, it… Read More

Local Farmers Assess Devastation & Ask For Your Help

Oct 6, 2015

As the waters slowly recede, residents of South Carolina will begin to assess the damage caused by the incredible amount of rain, severe winds, high tides and ultimately the record breaking flooding. For farmers across the state of South Carolina hard decisions will have to be made as… Read More

GOODFarming Starts with Land Access

Jul 27, 2015

Launching a new business is an overwhelming endeavor, especially when the industry requires making a large investment in real estate and infrastructure. In agriculture, accessing land and infrastructure has become such an incredible challenge for new and beginning farmers across the nation that it is listed as one of… Read More

Learning from our Neighbors: Sustainable Agriculture in NC

Jun 29, 2015

Where do the mentors go for mentorship? For Eat Local program staff and participants at Lowcountry Local First, the answer lies just across the border in North Carolina. Despite the close proximity, the local food system in our neighboring state to the North is a more matured landscape… Read More

2015: Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) in the Lowcountry

Mar 27, 2015

This post is outdated. Please refer to this map now that is continually being updated and browse by CSA options. Click on a map icon for full details and contact information.    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from… Read More

Cultivating Community through Growing New Farmers

Mar 4, 2015

*** NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2015 GROWING NEW FARMERS APPRENTICESHIP AND CERTIFICATE IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE. APPLY BY MARCH 13TH *** On a cold day in March, I stand bundled up outside the birthing pen at Jeremiah Farm and Goat Dairy on Johns Island while goats of all… Read More

Sowing the Seeds for a Successful Farm Business

Feb 3, 2015

By Nikki Seibert Kelley, Director of Sustainable Agriculture, Lowcountry Local First In farming, winter means business. Farmers and their supporting organizations are reflecting on the end-of-year, evaluating what worked, and planning on how to make the next year even better. Production has slowed down, seasonal markets are closed,… Read More