Eat Local Month & The Eat Local Challenge Begin on April 1st

The 8th Annual Eat Local Month from Lowcountry Local First will once again include the Eat Local Challenge, which I highly encourage you to particulate in! Each initiative begins on April 1st.
The purpose of Eat Local Month is to provide the Charleston community with educational opportunities and events to help everyone 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 at least $10 of their weekly spending toward locally-sourced food, drink, and specialty crops, which include fruits and vegetables. You can join the challenge here.

Although agribusiness is SC’s largest industry, the state imports over 90% of its food - with the average meal traveling over 1,500 miles to get to our plates.

Other Eat Local Month events include:

  • Plow to Chow
    • Saturday, April 13th, Charleston Farmer's Market
      • Celebrate the start of the 2019 downtown Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square
      • Lowcountry Local First and two local chefs will host a demonstration tent, giving attendees a taste of what’s fresh and local
      • Free and open to all
  • 12th Annual Chef’s Potluck
    • Sunday, April 28th, Middleton Place
      • More than a dozen participating chefs are paired with local farmers and fishermen to bring attendees the freshest, local ingredients in Charleston
      • Live music, local libations, farm tours, 2 tastings from each chef and some beautiful views

For more information on Eat Local Month, click here.


  1. Holy City Sinner Events Calendar | City of Charleston 14 April, 2019 at 07:07 Reply

    […] “Eat Local Month (April) is Lowcountry Local First’s annual effort to focus attention on local growers, fishermen and restaurants while providing fun and educational opportunities for our community to actively engage in eating what’s ripe and 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 (and eat!). Align your business with the Eat Local movement by becoming a campaign partner. Explore the opportunities and get in touch! Eat Local Challenge: Make the Shift April 1-30 Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge takes place throughout the entire month of April each year. We challenge you to shift $10 or more of your weekly food spending towards the local food system. By signing the Pledge (to launch in early 2019), we’ll guide you on where to find the freshest ingredients, highlight participating restaurants, feature easy recipes, connect you… Event Type: Food and Drinks. Shopping. Sunday, April 14, 2019. For more info visit http://www.holycitysinner.com. […]

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