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Remembering a champion

Monday, April 8, 2019

  This weekend, I was saddened to learn that we have lost a much admired and beloved ocean hero and statesman. Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings of South Carolina died on Saturday at the age of 97. His leadership will live on through his vast array of accomplishments over the course of a long and distinguished career. A particular part of his remarkable legacy that is near and dear…

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Charleston County reveals plan for I-526

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

In Columbia this morning, Charleston County’s financial advisor, attorney and Chairman Elliott Summey presented the county’s plans to fund its portion of the extension of I-526, primarily using revenue from the 2004 and 2016 half-cent sales taxes. They confirmed our fear that this plan is half-formed and could jeopardize not only the half-cent sales tax projects, but also the county’s ability to address future needs. On top of that, Charleston County Council isn’t being honest…

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SIGN OUR PETITION TO KEEP EFFLUENT OFF GREENBELT PROPERTY

Saturday, March 23, 2019

A plan to spray treated sewage from a package wastewater treatment plant on a public park under construction on Doar Road in Awendaw is currently being considered by the Charleston County Greenbelt Advisory Board. The “package plant” would serve both the new school and a new residential development just down the road from the future park. This plan is risky because package plants have…

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Warehouse Recipe: Gluten-Free Coffee Cake from Basic Kitchen, Roasted Butternut from Sorghum & Salt

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

This month, we’re sharing not one, but two glorious recipes using Lowcountry Creamery goods. The first is a gluten-free coffee cake from our friends at Basic Kitchen, which replaces regular ol’ sour cream with rich crème fraiche. The second is roasted butternut squash with harissa, buttermilk vinaigrette, feta and pumpkin seeds from Sorghum & Salt. You’ll want to lick the bowl! Gluten-Free Coffee Cake from Basic Kitchen 2/3 cup of chopped pecans …

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Warehouse Recipe: Edamame Hummus by GrowFood Carolina’s Alison Pierce

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  Frozen edamame is spun with a touch of white miso, tahini, lemon and salt. The result is a creamy snack that nods to Spring and garden shades of green, best paired with your favorite chip or crudité. Pro tip from the warehouse: Frozen edamame frozen together? Bang your bag on the kitchen floor a few times to break up the beans needed for your recipe. Edamame Hummus…

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Warehouse Recipe: Roasted Fingerling Sweet Potatoes with Greek Yogurt Whip by Chef Tori Schumacher

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This month, Tori Schumacher, chef de cuisine at The Ordinary, shares his simple and seasonal sweet potato recipe. To get started, grab two handfuls of fingerling burgundy sweet potatoes, fresh sprigs of thyme and two bay leaves. While your potatoes roast in a warm oven, whisk Lowcountry Creamery yogurt and cream together and add a splash of lemon juice. Read the full recipe using the…

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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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Vote ‘Yes’ on Water and Land!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  The Rural and Critical Lands Preservation Program enhances Beaufort County’s coastal economy, way of life, and small businesses like Larry Toomer’s Bluffton Oyster Company, captured here in a video by Beaufort County Open Land Trust. This November, you have a chance to support conservation on the ballot by voting ‘yes’ to a General Obligations bond. If passed, the referendum will generate $25 million for land conservation and…

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Warehouse Recipe: Brown Butter Radishes and Greens by Chef Shuai Wang

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Another major player in Charleston’s food scene and a close friend of GrowFood Carolina, Shuai Wang, is also inspired by Japanese tradition and cuisine. In 2014, together with his wife, Corrie, Shuai debuted Short Grain, a pop-up restaurant and food truck that celebrates local farmers and fishermen. This month, Shuai shares his recipe for brown butter radishes and their greens, which calls for a hot cast iron pan, a local pear, ricotta, pecans and…

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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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