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Famers Markets & CSAs
Famers Markets & CSAs

Farmers’ Markets provide excellent opportunities to meet farmers directly and learn more about their products, practices, and methods of sale, while also allowing you to stock up on fresh groceries! Fortunately for us, the Lowcountry is full of great markets that are located all... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted02/26/2024


An Economy for All
An Economy for All

As we welcome the start of Black History Month, we celebrate the leaders and voices who have - and are still - tirelessly fighting for change, those who have sought to shape history for the better, for all. Here's the reality today: Charleston demonstrated the 5th fastest growing gap between rich... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted02/1/2024


Buy Local Season: The Local Palate Holiday Gift Guide
Buy Local Season: The Local Palate Holiday Gift Guide

The Local Palate (TLP) is a Southern food culture magazine that tells the stories behind the people, places, and foodways that make up this diverse and dynamic culinary region. Through their stories, recipes, events, and online shop, the Local Palate Marketplace, they connect us to the people... Continue Reading

Date posted12/6/2023


2023 Buy Local Holiday Markets
2023 Buy Local Holiday Markets

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) Holiday Outdoor MarketSaturday | Nov. 4, 2023 | 10am-2pm2215 Arthur Gaillard Lane James Island Fall Festival MarketFriday | Nov. 3, 2023 | 6-10pmThe Town Market at Town Hall on James Island Holiday Sip & ShopSunday | Nov. 5, 2023 |... Continue Reading

Postedby Maud Bentley
Date posted10/16/2023


Celebrate your Local Independents this Summer!
Celebrate your Local Independents this Summer!

Here are some fun ways you can support local-independent businesses this summer! Hit the links and then head to a brewery.Daniel Island Golf ClubEdmund's OastFrothy BeardHoly City BrewingIndigo ReefTradesman Brewing Enjoy an outdoor adventure followed by ice cream to cool... Continue Reading

Postedby Maud Bentley
Date posted06/29/2023


Shower Dad with Local Love this Father’s Day
Shower Dad with Local Love this Father’s Day

It's not too late! Here are just a few of the many local places ready to help you find the perfect gift or experience for the father figures in your life: Active & Adventurous Dad Oxbow Road AdventuresRhapsody FitnessVapor Apparel Beach Dad BeachmateMcKevlin’s Surf ShopRheos Nautical... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted06/8/2023


Let’s Talk Local Seafood with South Carolina Aquarium Good Catch
Let’s Talk Local Seafood with South Carolina Aquarium Good Catch

We are thrilled to have the South Carolina Aquarium back as a content collaborator during Eat Drink Local Month! They recently relaunched their Good Catch program and graciously shared some insight into how we can all support sustainable seafood practices. By: Katelyn McGlothlin, Marketing... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted05/10/2023


Eat Drink Local Month to shine light on local food, beverage businesses
Eat Drink Local Month to shine light on local food, beverage businesses

Lowcountry Local First to host 12th annual Eat Drink Local Month campaign in May Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted04/13/2023


March: Conscious Commercial Development Month
March: Conscious Commercial Development Month

There are many tangible and intangible benefits to hiring locals for your company’s commercial development, design and real estate needs. Here are just a few to consider: 1. Speed & Efficiency – Local commercial real estate companies have less red tape and HR processes than... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted03/1/2023


Guest Post: There’s No Business To Be Done On a Dead Planet
Guest Post: There’s No Business To Be Done On a Dead Planet

The below guest post has been provided by 2023 Good Business Summit attendee, Belvin Olasov, co-director of the Charleston Climate Coalition // Photo provided by Foxworthy Studios “There’s No Business To Be Done On a Dead Planet,” the environmentally-focused Beyond Profit panel... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted02/23/2023


Eat Local this Holiday Season
Eat Local this Holiday Season

When considering where to source your holiday meal ingredients, choose to spread some local holiday love by purchasing your protein, produce, and dairy from a nearby farmer or purveyor. The holidays are the best time of the year to show your support to the farmers and growers who keep us well-fed... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted11/21/2022


Lowcountry Local First Asks Community to Shift Dollars Local this Holiday Season
Lowcountry Local First Asks Community to Shift Dollars Local this Holiday Season

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) launched its 11th annual Buy Local Season campaign on November 1st as a grassroots movement to build awareness for the positive community benefits of supporting local, independent businesses—particularly during the holiday season. The organization urges the... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted11/2/2022