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Eat Local Month & Challenge Are Both Underway



7c4d880e-e9c3-4afb-963f-853bc30a5883The 5th Annual Eat Local Month from Lowcountry Local First will once again include the Eat Local Challenge. Both began on April 1st.

The purpose of Eat Local Month is to provide the Charleston community with educational opportunities and events, so we can 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 (or more) 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 and tips to complete the challenge. To participate, just download the new Lowcountry Local First application! For more information on the Eat Local Challenge and/or to download the app, click here.

Other Eat Local Month events include:

  • Plow to Chow
    • Saturday, April 9th, Charleston Farmer’s Market
      • Celebrate the start of the 2016 downtown Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square with Lowcountry Local First and some of their partners
      • Free tastings prepared by local chefs using fresh, local produce from Limehouse Produce. Schedule of Tastings:
        • 9 am – 10 am – Summer’s Corner, the Corner House Cafe
        • 11 am – 12 pm – Glass Onion
        • 1 pm – 2 PM – La Tela Pizzeria
  • 9th Annual Chef’s Potluck
    • April 26th, Middleton Place
      • “Sixteen participating chefs are paired with local farmers, fishermen and ranchers to bring attendees the freshest, local ingredients in Charleston”
      • “Enjoy live music by Garage Cuban Band, local libations from Coast Brewing, Firefly, Cannonborough Beverage Co., Grassroots Wine and Palmetto Brewery, sweets from Cirsea Ice Cream, 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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