In The Kitchen

10 Tips for Urban Gardening

City dwellers often think gardening is only for those who live in suburbs or rural communities, but planting an urban garden can be easy. Whether you are planting a garden for yourself or your family, you can do your part to create a more sustainable and green future. These simple steps recommended by Arjan Stephens,…

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Lowcountry Food Bank announces new pantry program serving veterans in Charleston

Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, recently announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that will help men and women who have served this country. The new Veterans Pantry Pilot (VPP) program will provide food assistance to veterans onsite at VA Medical Centers. Locally, the Lowcountry Food Bank, a…

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Palmetto Goodwill Partners with Lowcountry Food Bank & Holy City Hospitality to Offer Culinary Kick-Start Program

Prep-Cook Training and Job Readiness Prepare Candidates to Begin Culinary Careers Palmetto Goodwill is partnering with Lowcountry Food Bank and Holy City Hospitality to offer a FREE two-week Culinary Kick-Start Program including prep-cook training, job preparation and placement. Due in large part to Charleston’s growing tourism industry, hotels and restaurants are having a difficult time…

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Tips on Shopping at Farmers Markets: Get More Fresh Produce in Your Diet

Shopping at farmers markets is one way to get delicious and fresh produce you can enjoy at home. “Getting plenty of fruits and vegetables helps families live healthier lives and reduces the likelihood of chronic disease,” said Elaine Auld, CEO of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).  “Lack of nutritious foods puts people at…

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Black Business Partners Disrupt Multi-Billion Dollar National Coffee Supply Chain with Roots Java Coffee

African Bean Company is the first nationally certified, African American owned coffee supply company providing national distribution. The company’s coffee is branded Roots Java Coffee. From small communities on the Mississippi Delta to Brownstones in Harlem, African Americans have historically been devoted coffee consumers—helping to drive this multi-billion dollar industry. African Bean Company, founded in…

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Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Returns to Charleston

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is coming back to Charleston County. The goals of the program are to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and to support South Carolina’s small farmers.  The program allows low income senior citizens — age 60 and older — to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprocessed fruits…

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Select the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden and Table

By Melinda Myers Sliced, sauced, or cooked in your favorite recipe, tomatoes are a favorite and versatile culinary vegetable. What’s more, they taste best when grown and harvested from your own garden or container. Ensure the best flavor and greatest results by selecting growing your tomatoes in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Select plants…

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200 Low-Income Veteran Families Provided with Food Assistance

Soldiers’ Angels Hunger Relief Program hosted a Veteran Mobile Food Distribution earlier this month in the Hagood Stadium parking lot of The Citadel. The event provided food assistance to over 200 low-income, at-risk, and homeless veterans from the Charleston-Area. The distribution was conducted in partnership with The Citadel and the Low Country Food Bank.  The…

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