Eat Drink Local Month 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023
to Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Category: Monthly Awareness Campaign


Eat Drink Local Month (May) is Lowcountry Local First's annual effort to focus attention on local growers, fishers, restaurants, bakers and beverage providers while providing fun and educational opportunities for our community to actively engage in eating and drinking what's in season. Join us for these community events and activities that directly connects consumers with the farmers, restaurants, businesses and organizations that make the Lowcountry a one-of-a-kind place to live, eat and drink!


15th annual Chef's Potluck
Sunday, May 21
4 - 7 pm
The Porter Room at Holy City Brewery
1021 Aragon Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405


One of the most popular fundraising events of the year, the 15th annual Chef’s Potluck takes place at the beautiful, marsh-side Porter Room at Holy City Brewery in North Charleston. More than 15 participating local chefs will be paired with local farmers, fishermen and ranchers to bring attendees the freshest, local ingredients the Lowcountry has to offer!

Tickets are all inclusive. Enjoy live music, local libations, tastings from each chef, and the beautiful views.


Purchase Tickets


Additional participating restaurants, farmers and beverage providers will be announced soon!

2023 Chef’s Potluck participating restaurants include: 

Butcher & Bee, Cru Cafe, Edmund’s Oast, FIG / The Ordinary, Frannie & the Fox, Indaco,  Park & Grove, Slightly North of Broad (SNOB), Ted’s Butcherblock, The Grocery, Life Raft Treats

PLUS, a special showcase of these Community Business Academy graduates: Bert & T’s Desserts and Mini Blessings Bakery

Beverage Providers include: Holy City Brewing, Grassroots Wine (Others to be announced)

2022 farmers included: Abundant Seafood, Altman Farm & Mill, Anson Mills, Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse, Fili-West Farms, Heron Farms, Hickory Bluff Berry Farm, Jeremiah Farm & Goat Dairy, Joseph Fields Farm, Keegan-Filion Farm, King Tide Farms, Kindlewood Farms, Lion & the Lamb Family Farm, Lowcountry Creamery, Lowcountry Oyster Co, Lowland Farms, Marsh Hen Mill, Spade & Clover Gardens, Vertical Roots

Proceeds from this event benefit Lowcountry Local First’s mission to cultivate an equitable economy anchored in local ownership.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here.


Eat Drink Local Challenge: Make the Shift
May 1-31

Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Drink Local Challenge takes place throughout the entire month of May each year. We challenge you to shift $10 or more of your weekly food spending towards the local food and beverage system. By signing the Pledge, we'll guide you on where to find the freshest ingredients, highlight participating restaurants, suggest places to grab a local libation, feature easy recipes, connect you with local farmers and CSAs and more! Agribusiness is SC's largest industry however over 90% of our food is still imported.

By participating in the Eat Drink Local Challenge, we'll help you "Make the Shift" in your choices, spending and overall food and drinking habits. The challenge is open to individuals and businesses.


Take the Eat Local Challenge


Are you a restaurant, bar or brewery member with Lowcountry Local First? We urge you to create a special menu offering or promotion that we can share with our Challengers. Submit that here.



Lowcountry Farmers' Markets & CSA's

Celebrate the abundant growing season in the lowcountry by visiting one of the many vibrant farmers markets throughout the region or signing up for a CSA to have fresh, local produce delivered to your door!


Find Fresh Food


2023 Eat Drink Local Season is supported by these fantastic partners. Interested in becoming a partner? Learn more and contact for more information.

 Presenting Sponsor


Farming & Construction Equipment | Steen Enterprises




Community Partner


For More Information:

Steve Fletcher

Steve Fletcher


Director of Economic Development