It’s the time of year that chefs love in the Lowcountry—heirloom tomato season! To promote availability and variety of the southern staple, Limehouse Produce will once again launch the Heirloom Tomato Trek. From June 16 to July 12, chefs and bartenders will showcase special menu items using local varietals.
As part of the campaign, patrons can get involved and vote on their favorite posted item at www.limehouseproduce.flywheelsites.com and the person whose dish/drink has the most votes in each category will receive a 100lbs of tomatoes from Limehouse Produce and a special tomato trophy to display proudly.
Diners are also encouraged to go to the participating restaurants during the campaign and order the featured dish or drink. Once they order, they can take a photo and submit it on Facebook or instagram using the hashtag #tomatotrek. One lucky patron will be randomly selected to receive two tickets to a special VIP invite-only pig roast by Chef Jeremiah Bacon of The Macintosh and Oak Steakhouse at High Wire Distilling Co.
The types of local Heirloom Tomatoes showcased during the campaign are:
Restaurants involved in the campaign include (as of June 9): The Atlantic Room, Basico, Caviar & Bananas, Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House, Circa 1886, Edmund’s Oast, FIG, The Grocery, Home Team BBQ, Indaco, Jasmine Porch, The Macintosh, O-Ku, Oak Steakhouse, The Ocean Room, Poogan’s Porch, The Park Café and Tomasso at the Ocean Course.
It might be getting cold outside, but Winter is the perfect time to add a bright burst of citrus to your flavor palate. Charleston’s best bars and restaurants are promoting sweet and savory offerings that feature all of the exciting citrus items in season, including Florida navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit, honey tangerines, Satsuma Mandarin oranges, blood oranges, clementines, Pummelos and Meyer lemons.
With a fleet of over 30 trucks on the roads of Charleston daily, Limehouse Produce has strived to find a fun, visual way to showcase their customers, farmers and products on these driving billboards. Working with designer Gil Shuler, they have now produced several wrapped vehicles that showcase everything from the fields at Rosebank Farms, to fresh local produce like eggplants and blackberries, to the vegetable place at FIG. As a throwback to the original hand painted trucks they once used, Limehouse Produce is excited to launch the newest of the fleet – a series of cartoon style produce that are fun and whimsical characters.
It’s the time of year that chefs love in the Lowcountry – heirloom tomato season! Lucky for Charleston, this is the time of the season when good local tomatoes are available and plentiful. Developing a way to support our farmers who have a plethora of them to showcase and sell, Limehouse Produce has created a special awareness campaign to promote the availability of this southern staple. The Charleston Heirloom Tomato Trek will run from June 23rd to July 12th with a goal of promoting more about the varietals, the farmers, the supporting chefs, and encouraging people to go out and enjoy this delicacy.
Limehouse Produce, Charleston’s leading provider of local, fresh or sustainable produce, will be selling bags of local produce at the upcoming Food Truck Rodeo at The Post and Courier on Saturday, June 8th from 3:00-10:00 PM. Inside the trendy Limehouse Produce branded mesh bags, customers can find fresh produce from Rosebank Farms, Thackeray Farms and several other Charleston area farms along with a bag of delicious boiled peanuts for $10 a bag. All of the sales of the produce bags will benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank.