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The Eat Local Challenge Begins on April 1st

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eatlocalThe 4th Annual Eat Local Month from Lowcountry Local First will once again include the Eat Local Challenge. Both begin on April 1st.

The purpose of Eat Local Month is to provide educational opportunities and events for the Charleston community to learn more about local foods, farmers, restaurants, and businesses.

Meanwhile, the goal of the Eat Local Challenge is to help consumers “make the shift” in their spending towards local products and businesses. Participants in the Eat Local Challenge will be asked to shift $10 of their weekly spending toward locally sourced food, drink, and specialty crops, which include fruits and vegetables.

Throughout the month, Lowcountry Local First will offer participants resources, recipe ideas, and tips to complete the challenge.

The Challenge will officially kick off on April 1st with a TweetUp at Local Works, and will conclude on April 30th. Prizes will be awarded to those who accumulate the most points. A finale event will be held at Dirt Works Incubator Farm on May 16th. For more information on the Eat Local Challenge, click here.

Other Eat Local Month events include:

  • Plow to Chow
    • April 4th, Charleston Farmer’s Market

      • “Chef Craig Deihl of Cypress and Artisan Meat Share, and Chef Chris Stewart of the Glass Onion will prepare tastings using fresh, local produce from Limehouse Produce. We’ll have an interactive photo booth open to everyone, and our friends from the Green Hearts will lead a fun kids’ activity.”
  • 8th Annual Chef’s Potluck
    • April 26th, Middleton Place
      • “Fifteen participating chefs are paired with local farmers, fishermen and ranchers to bring attendees the freshest, local ingredients in Charleston. Tickets are all inclusive. Enjoy live music by Garage Cuban Band, local libations, live auction, tastings from each chef and some of the most beautiful views at America’s oldest landscaped garden at Middleton Place.”

For more information on Eat Local Month, click here.

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