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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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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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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 – 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 – November 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

We hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! The holiday is our favorite and busiest of the year and a great time to express gratitude for South Carolina's producers. For several weeks, we raced around and spread the love (a.k.a. local vegetables!) from our partner farmers. And in this season of thanks, we also celebrated fabulous fungi and want to share a brief story with you as you savor your…

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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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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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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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