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6:20 am on Sunday September 21, 2014

Foraging for South Carolina's wild mushrooms

Thanks to updates in S.C. law, it's no longer such a challenge to eat fresh local mushrooms at restaurants.
4:07 am on Tuesday November 26, 2013

Listing Charleston's local Black Friday deals

From sub sandwiches, to monogramming, to bike, to fishing deals, here's a round up of deals at local shops.
5:36 am on Wednesday November 20, 2013

A 'local' buzzword

Mat Catastrophe makes the case that buy, shop, eat, do local marketing push has blanched all the meaning from "local" to be just another cliche marketing phrase.
8:55 am on Friday August 23, 2013

Shrimp farming struggles under its own toxic burden

As though you needed more reason to eat shrimp from local Lowcountry waters. A highlight from a report in Harper's Weekly about the dire state of many foreign shrimp farming operations: An estimated 90 percent of Mexico’s shrimp farms are on the Sea...
11:11 am on Thursday August 8, 2013

It's National Farmers Market Awareness Week, check out the local markets to shop

  Carolinalive.com brought it to our attention that it is National Farmers Market Awareness Week, and we should all go out and buy some localally grown produce.  via CarolinaLive: The United States Department of Agriculture says the increase in...
11:04 am on Thursday April 18, 2013

North Charleston farmers market open for the season

Charleston's farmers markets have been opening for the season, and as of today, April 18, the North Charleston Farmers Market is also open. The market's hours are from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Felix C. Davis Community Center in Park Circle. The market...
12:58 pm on Thursday April 11, 2013

Score discounted Spoleto tickets for being a local

This weekend only, Spolesto Festival USA is offering Charleston-county residents special discounted ticket prices for select performances.  Discounts are available for in-person sales only.  
7:19 am on Wednesday April 10, 2013

Foraged wild mushrooms still forbidden in South Carolina restaurants

Despite South Carolina's ever increasing appetite for locally grown and brewed food, locally foraged mushrooms are still forbidden at restaurants.
11:21 am on Monday April 8, 2013

Fat Hen to host "Meet Your Local Farmers" reception

The Fat Hen restaurant will host a "Meet Your Local Farmers" reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. The event will utilize the Hen's main dining hall, alcove and outdoor patio as settings for multiple food stations, comprised of seasonal...
9:38 am on Sunday April 7, 2013

Farm to table dining out growing in the Lowcountry

Chef Russell Keane has converted the old Bluffton Upper Crust into a new farm-to-table restaurant, NEO, a "farm to table gastropub". The Island Packet's Justin Paprocki covers the transformation, writing in part: Keane is a veteran of the Hilton...