Over twenty of Charleston’s best bars and restaurants are getting into the citrusy spirit as they showcase delicious drinks, dishes, and desserts as part of Limehouse Produce’s 2016 Citrus Celebration. This year, participants were asked to get a little more creative and select from just four citrus items: cara cara oranges, satsuma tangerines, pumellos, and meyer lemons when creating their items.
Limehouse Produce is once again sharing more details on these featured dishes and drinks on their website along with recipes for people to download and try on their own. Patrons can also go and ask for the respected dish or drink at the participants locations until the end of February.
A panel of judges will be visiting the top five places from each category and select a winner for the Best Citrus Dish and Best Citrus Drink. Each winner will be promoted on the website, social media outlets, and to the media. NEW THIS YEAR: The restaurant with the winning dish will be featured on the side of a Limehouse Produce truck and the winning drink will be featured in a ½ page ad in The Local Palate.
Check out the entries here.
As part of the campaign, patrons can get involved and vote on their favorite posted item here 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:
Regular: Mortgage Lifter, Pink Brandywine, Yellow Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Green Zebra, Mr. Stripy, Pineapple
Cherry: Sungold Cherries, Chocolate Cherries, Yellow Pears, Sweet 100s
Limehouse Produce launches a new “Berry Creative” campaign in anticipation of the upcoming strawberry season (National Strawberry Day is February 27) for area schools to help raise awareness for the popular fruit. Area schools are encouraged to get more engaged in this program and can have students submit their tribute to strawberries. Ideas include items like recipes, drawings, artwork or stories involving strawberries. The school with the most creative entry will receive a Grand Prize of 100 pounds of local strawberries, an announcement of their win on the Limehouse Produce website and a press release with their picture. The strawberries can be used in the schools next fundraiser, bake sale or however the school sees fit. Also, each school that enters in the competition will receive some strawberries just for participating.
To learn more about the “Berry Creative” Campaign, schools can visit here. Entries for the competition are due April 4, 2014 with the winner being announced April 11, 2014.
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.