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12:01 pm on Sunday June 1, 2014

Invasive Benghal dayflower found in Beaufort County

The "tropical spiderwort" is bad news for Lowcountry farmers.
4:27 am on Thursday August 29, 2013

SC declared disaster area as crops suffer in heavy rains

The whole of South Carolina was labeled a federal disaster area thanks to the heavy rains that have inundated farmers' crops, and now those that suffered losses can receive low-interest loans. Crop damage is reported to be above 30 percent in the...
8:55 am on Thursday July 11, 2013

When it comes to peaches, S.C. is still tops over the Peach State

You wouldn't think that the Plametto State would produce more peaches than it's Peach State named neighbor, Georgia, but it does, by a 3-to-1 margin. Still, Califorina is far and above the top national producer.
6:26 am on Monday May 27, 2013

S.C. peaches looking good all the way to Labor Day

Despite a cool, wet spring, this year's peach season in South Carolina looks to be a good one that will stretch all the way to Labor Day.
1:06 pm on Tuesday April 2, 2013

Dirt Works Incubator Farm: Where budding farmers go to grow

Dirt Works Incubator Farm, a project spearheaded by Lowcountry Local First, offers low-cost access to land, infrastructure, tools, packing facilities, and farm mentorship to new farmers in Charleston. The program not only provides beginning farmers...
5:08 am on Friday February 1, 2013

New apprentice program aims to incubate future farmers (Application deadline today)

Image by Flickr user M J MAs a way to train new farmers and food system leaders, Lowcountry Local First has launched the Growing New Farmers Incubator Project. In an effort to create a shift toward and educate young farmers, the project will pair...
2:59 pm on Monday July 16, 2012

Myrtle Beach rocker turns to conscious farming

Photo from Sugarfoot Farms Anyone looking back fondly on the late-80's and early-90's local band scene will certainly remember Bazooka Joe and their frontman Darel Watts. But today Darel has another passion in life: organic farming. OrganicAuthority...
7:04 am on Tuesday June 14, 2011

The food revolution starts here

Flickr user Andrew Stawarz Valley Farm, West Wratting With an ever increasing awareness and need of foresight and thought within the food industry  the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association has their seeds strongly planted. The Carolina Farm...