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Sara Clow


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Saying Goodbye in 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Friends, This special edition of Word from the Warehouse is meant to share the news that I am stepping away from my role as General Manager of GrowFood Carolina, a project of the Coastal Conservation League. I know it’s not nearly as fun as a farm story or recipe from a famous chef. This decision is and was a difficult one to make. I love my work and…

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A word from the Warehouse – December 2018

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy holidays from the GrowFood team! We hope this December finds you happy, healthy and, like us, celebrating the abundance of local, delicious citrus fruit. The warehouse is full of pink grapefruit, satsumas, meyer lemons, navel oranges, and my favorite … the Swingle! Some cold hardy varieties of citrus grow incredibly well in the Lowcountry. Though production here is not as consistent as Florida or California, we’ve encouraged many…

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A Word from the Warehouse – October 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

October’s cooler days and nights are beginning to deliver many of our favorite things: kale, broccoli, cabbage, fennel and radishes. To celebrate the start of the fall harvest, we are highlighting our favorite, zippy root vegetable–the radish. Over the last seven years, GrowFood Carolina has successfully partnered with South Carolina farmers to diversify the radish harvest. This collaboration means chefs and consumers like you have access to multiple local varieties…

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A Word from the Warehouse – September 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

The phones are working overtime at the warehouse. In the days leading up to and following Florence, our team has been calling and checking on our farmer partners. For the most part, the news is good. Many of them weathered the storm well, though our thoughts are with our regional community in North Carolina and its recovery. Florence marked the fifth extreme weather event in four years for our farmers…

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A Word from the Warehouse – August 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

I’m an apple pear I’m not my apple cousin Eat me, I’m better. Here we are … the dog days of summer in the South. And while no one wants to think about turning on their oven for a crisp apple pie, it’s exactly the time when the great Pome fruit varieties are ready to pick. Pome? Pome fruits belong to the Rosaceae plant family (sub-fam: pomoideae) and are characterized by a…

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A Word from the Warehouse – July 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Every July, I remember my first summer in 2011 visiting farms and I think about peas. It was so darn HOT and as I called around to set up farm visits each farmer said “Are you sure you want to come right now? There isn’t really anything growing except for okra and field peas.” For a girl from the Garden State who had just moved here from Northern California,…

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A Word from the Warehouse – March 2017

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring is ramping up! Before the sudden burst of fresh vegetables, we, at GrowFood Carolina, are celebrating a few of our favorite products that are available year-round, including all things dairy: Lowcountry Creamery milk, yogurt and crème fraiche and cheeses from Split Creek Farm, Burden Creek Dairy and Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse. South Carolina’s homegrown dairies need our support now more…

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A Word from the Warehouse – February 2017

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Our plates would look a lot different without pollinators. Birds, bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles and bats all support the health and growth of plants and the world’s food supply. A 2016 report, by 124 United Nations-organized countries, found that plants that rely on pollinators account for 35 percent of global crop production volume. But, pollinator numbers worldwide are declining due to…

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A Word from the Warehouse – January 2017

Saturday, January 20, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The start of the year can’t be more different than the last, from a balmy 70-degree February in 2017 to a winter wonderland in 2018. Bizarre weather patterns – and the effects of climate change – grow more apparent with each passing year. All over the country, groups of farmers and farmer advocates are collaborating to create resilience strategies and…

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A Word from the Warehouse – December 2017

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Deck your plate with beets and kale, Fa la la la la, la la la la. It goes best with eggs of quail, Fa la la la la, la la la la.We have so much product for December, Fa la la la, la la la la. An entirely local meal, for all to remember, Fa la la la, la la la la. This year marks our best citrus season yet. Even in GrowFood’s earliest days, we…

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