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2021 Annual Report and how you can support our work
2021 Annual Report and how you can support our work

Scientists have long-agreed that diversity of species within an ecosystem directly influences its health and resilience. As the number of species in any ecosystem declines, it loses its ability to rebound after it has been stressed. We believe this same rule applies to our economic... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted05/24/2022


Recipe: Spring Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese and Pickled Beets APR 29, 2022
Recipe: Spring Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese and Pickled Beets APR 29, 2022

This recipe was provided by Edible Charleston, an Eat Drink Local Month supporter. Photo by Shell Royster. Recipe developed by Josh Miller. Serves 4 Let the farmers’ market be your guide when it comes to assembling this fresh spring salad. Pickled beets and red onions provide a... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted04/29/2022


Istanbul Shish Kabob delivers authentic Middle Eastern cuisine
Istanbul Shish Kabob delivers authentic Middle Eastern cuisine

You’re reading an exclusive preview of CHS Menu by The Post and Courier. Sliding into a long booth at Istanbul Shish Kabob, there’s a lot to take in: Cooks in an open kitchen churning out plates of fragrant char-grilled meats; piping hot house-made bread spitting out of a... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted04/29/2022


Podcast Episode 13: Katy Mixon and Maria White, Gibbes Museum
Podcast Episode 13: Katy Mixon and Maria White, Gibbes Museum

Get to know the Lowcountry’s local-independent business community, one changemaker at a time. “Small Talks, Big Ideas with Steve” is a podcast that features local business insights and updates, alongside interviews with members, sponsors, and supporters. For our 13th... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted04/8/2022


April 2022 Advocacy Updates
April 2022 Advocacy Updates

Movement on federal legislation to promote fair competition: Small Business Rising is a coalition of independent businesses and local business support organizations working together to level the playing field and act as a united voice for independent businesses urging elected leaders to break... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted04/5/2022


Q&A with GrowFood Carolina
Q&A with GrowFood Carolina

With Eat Drink Local Month quickly approaching, Lowcountry Local First heard from one of its community partners, GrowFood Carolina. Anthony Mirisciotta, General Manager, offered some insight on how business is going. What are the biggest pain points or concerns for GrowFood right now? ... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted03/30/2022


Lowcountry Local First to host 10th annual Eat Drink Local Month campaign in May
Lowcountry Local First to host 10th annual Eat Drink Local Month campaign in May

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) will host its 10th annual Eat Drink Local Month campaign throughout May 2022. The campaign will include a public Eat Drink Local Challenge, a Local Social and its 14th annual Chef’s Potluck fundraiser event. Presented by Limehouse Produce and Firefly... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted03/29/2022


Podcast Episode 12: Leah Rhyne, Turn90
Podcast Episode 12: Leah Rhyne, Turn90

Get to know the Lowcountry’s local-independent business community, one changemaker at a time. “Small Talks, Big Ideas with Steve” is a podcast that features local business insights and updates, alongside interviews with members, sponsors, and supporters. For our 12th... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted03/21/2022


14th annual Chef's Potluck Event Policies
14th annual Chef's Potluck Event Policies

TICKET POLICY: This event is rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable. A one-time ticket transfer is permissible. HEALTH POLICY: Due to the nature of this event, we cannot address individual allergy concerns. Each participating chef is asked to prepare at least one vegetarian dish. ... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted03/11/2022


Podcast Episode 11: Rick Crawford, Emerger Strategies
Podcast Episode 11: Rick Crawford, Emerger Strategies

Get to know the Lowcountry’s local-independent business community, one changemaker at a time. “Small Talks, Big Ideas with Steve” is a podcast that features local business insights and updates, alongside interviews with members, sponsors, and supporters. For our 11th... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted03/8/2022


Podcast Episode 10: Kevin Schildt, South Carolina Stingrays
Podcast Episode 10: Kevin Schildt, South Carolina Stingrays

Get to know the Lowcountry’s local-independent business community, one changemaker at a time. “Small Talks, Big Ideas with Steve” is a podcast that features local business insights and updates, alongside interviews with members, sponsors, and supporters. For this... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted03/8/2022


City of Goose Creek and LLF Launch Spring 2022 Community Business
City of Goose Creek and LLF Launch Spring 2022 Community Business

A new partnership between the City of Goose Creek and Lowcountry Local First is now offering localized business training, workforce development, and strategic economic development. The two-year partnership includes the following initiatives: The Good Enterprises Program, Existing Business... Continue Reading

Date posted03/2/2022