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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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Statement on the Coal Ash Threat at Grainger Station

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 20, 2018 Media Contacts: Eddy Moore, Energy and Climate Director — (501) 772-5426 or eddym@scccl.org Erin Pate, North Coast Office Director — (803) 413-5008 or erinp@scccl.org Diane Knich, Communications Associate — (843) 530-0211 or dianek@scccl.org CHARLESTON, S.C. —In 2013, the Coastal Conservation League and our partners, the Southern Environmental Law Center and Waccamaw Riverkeeper, reached an agreement with Santee Cooper to clean up coal ash at the former Grainger Station in Conway. Santee Cooper…

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Warehouse Recipe: Maple Bacon & Egg Ice Cream by Chef Marc Collins

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Circa 1886’s Executive Chef and a founder of Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Marc Collins, was thrilled when we asked him to share a recipe using September’s secret ingredient: local eggs. Chef Marc and his team are big fans of Watson Farms eggs for their bright yellow yolks and the richness they bring to every dish, especially the restaurant’s in-house ice creams. Cue…

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Statement on the Trump Administration’s plans to replace the Clean Power Plan

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director—(252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Eddy Moore, Energy and Climate Program Director—eddym@scccl.org CHARLESTON, S.C.—In a statement today responding to the Trump Administration’s plans to replace significant climate change legislation, the federal Clean Power Plan, and revive heavy-polluting industry, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral said: South Carolinians deserve better from Washington. We feel the effects of a changing…

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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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Warehouse Recipe: Poached Asian Pear Tart by Chef Bernd Gronert

Friday, August 17, 2018

Chef Bernd Gronert is the Baking and Pastry Coordinator at the Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College. You might recognize him as Chef B (his twin brother is Chef A) of the Cypress Hill Farm produce booth at the Summerville Farmers Market. This month, Chef Gronert is sharing his recipe for a poached Asian pear tart. Poached Asian Pear Tart by Chef Bernd Gronert For this recipe, you’ll need ingredients for a cookie dough,…

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Statement on Charleston County’s vote to shift $40 million from rural land conservation

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director—(252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Emily Cedzo, Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director—(910) 850-3509 or emilyc@scccl.org CHARLESTON, S.C.—In response to tonight’s 5-4 vote by Charleston County Council to change the formula for how Greenbelt program funds are distributed and shift $40 million away from rural land conservation, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral said: There are few things more important for Charleston County…

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Statement on Horry County’s vote to commit millions to I-73

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director—(252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Erin Hardwick Pate, North Coast Office Director—(843) 545-0403 or erinp@scccl.org Lisa Jones-Turansky, Chief Conservation Officer—(843) 725-2059 or lisajt@scccl.org CHARLESTON, SC—This afternoon, Horry County Council passed a resolution committing $23 million—more than half of the revenue from the County’s hospitality tax—for the next 20 years to funding Horry County’s portion of I-73.  In response to the vote that commits $23…

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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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Warehouse Recipe: Stew Peas by Charleston chef BJ Dennis

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Community chef and advocate BJ Dennis is known and adored for his Gullah-Geechee cuisine. This month, he’s sharing one of his favorite Lowcountry field pea recipes: stew peas. To recreate this simple, hearty dish, you’ll need fresh field peas, four ripe Johns Island tomatoes and a hot pepper. Stew Peas 4 large ripe Johns island tomato diced skin on or off (try Rosebank Farms) 3 cups…

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