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Local is the way
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Nothing is better than local. | Photo provided by @communitysupportedgrocery
Are you looking to get more local and seasonal foods? Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a great option. CSAs are a system that connects consumers to local farmers.

How does it work? CSAs are is a mainly a membership-based program where most folks pay up front. A farmer offers shares. Think: a box of vegetables or a bag of produce, and individuals can purchase by receiving a box or bag of farm products each week. Keep reading for a few CSAs in the Charleston area.

Community Supported Grocery (CSG) | Charleston
In partnership with Lowcountry Street Grocery, CSG is a “grassroots local food delivery.” The team sorts and delivers local groceries with a menu, recipes, produce info, and dietary restriction compliance every week.

Legare Farms | Johns Island
This program provides half and full shares for local vegetables that will start again in November. They also offer summer biweekly vegetable bags.

Gruber Farms | St. George
The spring season runs from April through July, and the fall season from late August to late November, with small, medium, and large share options.

Twenty Bag | Edisto Island
Stay tuned every Monday at 12 p.m. There is a post on Instagram, its website, and Facebook about what is available to purchase. Individuals have until Wednesday at 12 p.m. to place their order, and deliveries are made on Thursday to six drop-off locations around the Lowcountry.

City Editor Erika here. I have enjoyed learning about different CSAs in the Charleston area. If you know of another one, send it to us, and we’ll add it to the list.
Have you ever participated in a community supported agriculture program?

A. Yes, I think it’s a great opportunity
B. No, but I’m interested
C. I don’t have an opinion
Wednesday, July 10
  • “UNCHARTED” — a solo exhibition by Alison Hall | Wednesday, July 10-Wednesday, July 31 | Times vary | Saul Alexander Gallery at the Charleston Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston | Free | This exhibition follows the artist’s journey pivoting careers to the practice of studio art and painting.
  • POE-etry Critique Group | Wednesday, July 10 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Edgar Allan Poe Branch Library, 1921 Ion Ave., Sullivans Island | Free | Gather with fellow poets to share and improve your work.
  • Charleston Farmer’s Market | Wednesday, July 10 | 3-7 p.m. | Ackerman, 55 Sycamore Ave., Charleston | Free | Stock up on fresh produce + shop local vendors.
  • Kid Tours: Wriggling Reptiles | Wednesday, July 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston | Free with admission | Explore reptiles, and give kids the chance to craft their own silly snake.
Thursday, July 11
  • Decoding Dolphin Behavior | Thursday, July 11 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Folly Beach County Park, County Park 1100 W. Ashley Ave., Folly Beach | $9 | Join a naturalist to learn more about Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and their unique feeding strategies like strand-feeding.
  • The Keith Allen Circus | Thursday, July 11 | 6-9 p.m. | Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., Charleston | $10 | Enjoy this show with original music that blends styles of dark rock and jam and catchy psychedelic electro-pop.
Friday, July 12
  • Music on the Green | Friday, July 12-Friday, Aug. 30 | 6-9 p.m. | Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Dr., Kiawah Island | Free | Pack a blanket and bring the family to this outdoor concert series featuring regional bands.
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Add to cal: Free summer fun at the CMA
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Checking out summer exhibition "(Un)Settled: The Landscape in American Art” is one way to enjoy admission-free access to the CMA this summer. | Photo by Victor Johnson / Columbia Museum of Art
There’s plenty of summer left, CHS — and plenty of time to enjoy free access to the Columbia Museum of Art.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Reminder: Admission for all of the above? Free, thanks to a generous grant from Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.
News Notes
  • Yesterday, the Charleston Parks Conservancy hosted a ribbon cutting for the new Food Forest at Mulberry Park. Now open to the public, the Food Forest has fresh fruits, nuts, and berries for the community. Mulberry Park is located at 1653 Mulberry St. (WCIV)
  • The Town of Mount Pleasant announced the completion of 23 new electric vehicle charging stations. Town Hall added 11 stations and Memorial Waterfront Park (99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd.) installed 12. Stay tuned, there are plans to add more.
  • Summerville’s mixed-use community Nexton announced the groundbreaking of a new service, retail, and restaurant development named the Marketplace at Nexton. The space will have six one-story buildings for retail space —12,000-sqft out of the 35,000-sqft is available for sale or lease. (Holy City Sinner)
  • Lowcountry native Emma Navarro’s quest at Wimbledon came to an end yesterday as she lost to Jasmine Paolini in the quarterfinals. We’ll be rooting for Navarro as she heads to Paris for the Olympic Games later this month. (The Post and Courier)
  • Ma’am Saab at 251 Meeting St. launched its first happy hour program, every Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Now, the Pakistani restaurant will have special offerings for its cocktails, beers, and wine, plus street food like its smash burger or Masala fries. Want even more happy hour options; check out our guide. (Holy City Sinner)
  • The readers of Travel + Leisure have once again voted Charleston as the No. 1 city in the US for the twelfth consecutive year. The readers chose our city “thanks to its combination of historical architecture, walkability, southern hospitality, and unbeatable culinary scene.” See the full list.
  • First Tee - Greater Charleston will host a Caddy Shakedown at Islander 71 on Saturday, Sept. 7 to support character development programs for children in the Tri-County. The party will have live music, raffles, food, drinks, and a “Caddyshake” costume contest. Tickets are now available.
  • Did you know you could finance your fixer-upper with home equity? You could get up to $50K with a HELOC — calculate your payment.*
Try This
🍷 Music, wine, and food
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Life is butter with croissants. | Photo by Cameron Wilder
Bastille Day is a French holiday celebrated annually on July 14, marking the anniversary of the Storming of Bastille, an event in the French Revolution.

You don’t have to be French to observe the holiday, anyone can join in on celebrating one of the nation’s oldest allies. Keep reading for three events.

Bastille Day Wine Tasting | Thursday, July 11 | 3-10 p.m. | Avondale Wine & Cheese, 813 Savannah Hwy. Ste. B | This French wine tasting will include an assortment of sips perfect for celebrating.

Bastille Day Brunch | Sunday, July 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Palmetto Cafe in The Charleston Place, 205 Meeting St. | This French-inspired Sunday brunch features live music and a curated menu including French cheese, croissants, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Salmon en Croute, and desserts.

Bastille Day Dinner | Sunday, July 14 | Times vary | Azur, 159 Market St. | This restaurant will celebrate by offering a prix fix menu with buffet hors d’oeuvres, cheese and charcuterie, French music, and sips.
The Buy
Cozy Earth’s Bamboo Viscose Sheet Set, so you can enjoy soft, luxurious sheets that also keep you cool. How you know they’re good: The sheets were featured on Oprah’s 2018 Favorite Things list.
The Wrap
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Calling all Muggles. Did you know? To celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday on July 31, Bar Mash is hosting a Harry Potter-themed trivia every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The bar will also serve classic English food and themed drinks including Hogwarts Express-o Martini, pumpkin juice, and fish and chips. Grab your friends and head out this evening.
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