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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 – June 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

We're excited to report that truckloads of blueberry cases and peach baskets are hitting the warehouse daily. This is vastly different from last year—a very warm January and February prompted early blooms on fruit trees in South Carolina, and a late frost in March wiped out the blueberry and peach crop. Hugh Weathers, South Carolina's Commissioner of Agriculture, reported crop losses upward of 80 percent. Thankfully, farmers are incredibly resilient,…

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Warehouse Recipe: Life Raft Treats’ Buttermilk-Blueberry Ice Cream

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This June, beat the heat with this sweet from Life Raft Treats! Charleston chefs Cynthia Wong (of James Beard Award nomination fame) and Mary Oster share their recipe for Buttermilk-Blueberry Ice Cream, complete with a blueberry swirl crafted using Lowcountry Creamery buttermilk and Black Pearl organic blueberries. For the ice cream base ½ cup whole milk 1 ½ cups heavy cream 6 egg yolks ¾…

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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

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A Word from the Warehouse – November 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

At GrowFood Carolina, Thanksgiving is all about the vegetables. Our favorite dishes hail from seasonal Southern produce: sweet potatoes, a good green bean casserole, roasted butternut squash, garlicky kale, a bright beet salad with goat cheese, peppery arugula, Clemson Blue mac and cheese, chestnut stuffing, and honey (on everything). This is, by far, the best time of the year to thank and celebrate our farmers…

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A Word from the Warehouse – October 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

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A Word from the Warehouse – September 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Our friends at Clif Bar trekked to our South Carolina warehouse all the way from California to get to know GrowFood Carolina. Like GrowFood, Clif Bar is committed to creating a healthier, more sustainable food system, and the Clif Bar Family Foundation is a consistent and generous financial supporter of our food hub. We are proud and humbled to share a

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