Eating Locally for the Environment and YOUR Health!

May 25, 2022

This feature is from MUSC Health and MUSC Urban Farm, sponsors of Eat Drink Local Month. The Eat Drink Local Challenge during the month of May challenges individuals and organizations across the Lowcountry to shift their purchasing and eating habits to focus on supporting local farmers and purveyors.  … Read More

Q&A with April Dove, Founder of Tha CommUnity Brew

May 18, 2022

We’re having a wonderful Eat Drink Local Month spotlighting people who are impacting the local food and beverage ecosystem. Let’s hear from April Dove, founder of Tha CommUnity Brew, an American lager brewed in collaboration with Holy City Brewing. 1. How did you get started in the brewing… Read More

Good Enterprises Program Associate (AmeriCorps VISTA) 

Apr 18, 2022

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Title: Good Enterprises Program Associate (AmeriCorps VISTA) Location: Charleston, SC Term: Full-time – Contract Application Deadline: Rolling basis, open until filled Reports to: Good Enterprises Program Coordinator Salary Range: $1,028 per month Summary: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization made up… Read More

REV up the good!

Dec 8, 2021

We are grateful to have REV Federal Credit Union as our presenting sponsor of Buy Local Season for many reasons. This local financial institution doesn’t just support this important community initiative financially, but continues to show up as a real partner. REV sent several team members out into… Read More

My Summer with LLF

Aug 16, 2021

By Emma Johnston At the midpoint of my college experience, an internship with LLF was as unexpected as it was delightful. Toward my pursuit of a Sociology major and Environmental Science minor (but with only a handful of related courses under my belt, post-Gen Ed requirements), I was… Read More

Vote for Mom & Pop - Spark! Awards Submission

Jan 30, 2021

Our annual Buy Local Month campaign was extended into a 2-month “Buy Local Season” campaign for the first time, with a “Vote for Mom & Pop” theme to coincide with the election season. In the heat of a very polarized election, the campaign helped to remind the community… Read More

Every Dollar Matters: A story from Lowcountry Local First

Nov 11, 2020

  We extend our gratitude to member businesses Turning Page Bookshop (VaLinda), Park Pets Park Circle (Tye and Kristine), and Ted’s Butcherblock (Ted) and to the neighbors and local vendors at the Charleston Farmers Market for being such gracious representatives of this community and beautifully displaying what it… Read More

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