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Featured Produce of the Month: Heirloom Pumpkins 10.28.15

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The Floods and Some Bright News 10.13.15

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It’s been a rough week for South Carolina agriculture. No real way to sugar-coat the reality that our state will miss out on millions of dollars in farming revenue as a result of the record rainfall last weekend. But if there is a bright side, it’s that many of our farmers and suppliers are still able to provide us with some of their products despite the hardship. It makes us all the more appreciative of every bit of local produce that comes in the door.

Among the highlights… Jim and Frederick Schaffer have been able to continue picking tomatoes, eggplant and jalapenos on Wadmalaw. Greg Johnsman brought in all the heirloom cherry tomatoes he could harvest on Edisto. We have sweet white corn and cream peas from Kemp McLeod in McBee. Mepkin Abbey hasn’t missed a beat delivering our mushrooms despite road and bridge problems in Monks Corner. And Mike Milligan came with pastured eggs even when Jamestown was calling for evacuation. We owe them all a big ‘thanks’ and Limehouse is proud to support them.

We’re fully stocked for fall with heirloom pumpkins of all kinds. They are 50 cents per lb. and we have a bunch of Long Island Cheese, Cinderella, and Fairytales that are good for cooking. North Carolina apples are available as well (Honeycrisp, Gala, Rome, Jonagold, Cortland and Jonathan varieties.)

2015 Fall Produce Cooking Competitions for Local High Schools 9.16.15

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Limehouse Produce is excited to be coordinating a special  fall produce cooking competition with Lowcountry High School Culinary Programs.

For this special competition, we are asking students to submit recipes using fall produce for consideration for the competition. Then each school will pick a winner from the school to compete on behalf of the school. The selected student will then come and cook their dish at the Culinary Institute of Charleston for a panel of judges and one will be named the overall winner. This competition was held with college culinary students last year and it was a big hit.

Limehouse Produce will  supply the produce in advance if students want to try it out before submitting. And we will supply what is needed for the competition! 

Prizes:

  • First Place: $125 courtesy of Feed the Need, behind-the-scenes tour with Chef Michelle Weaver at Charleston Grill, dinner at Charleston Grill, ad in The Local Palate showcasing dish, promotion on website and social media
  • Second Place: $75 courtesy of Feed the Need, behind-the-scenes tour with Chef Michelle Weaver at Charleston Grill, promotion on website and social media
  • Third Place: $50 courtesy of Feed the Need, behind-the-scenes tour with Chef Michelle Weaver at Charleston Grill, promotion on website and social media
  • Remaining Chefs: gift basket, promotion on website and social media

To learn more, contact Angel Postell at angel@hometeampr.com.

 

Featured Produce of the Month: Stone Ground Corn Grits 9.16.15

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Winners Announced for 2015 Tomato Trek 8.17.15

 

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After an exciting summer filled with amazing heirloom tomato dishes, a winner has been announced for the 2015 Tomato Trek. Chef Brannon Florie of The Granary’s dish was the overall winner of this year’s competition: Geechie Boy tomatoes, watermelon radish, Daikon radish, breakfast radish, English cucumber, pickled red onion, house mozzarella, house basil, baby arugula, white balsamic, and Watermelon, Heirloom Tomatoes, Radish, Pickled Red Onion, Basil-Arugula-Mint pest, Goats Milk Feta. The dish was selected by compiling votes from a panel of judges and online votes. Florie received a special trophy to acknowledge the honor, along with 100lbs of tomatoes.

The 2015 fan vote was presented Chef Aaron Lemieux of Michael’s on the Alley who received the most online votes for his dish: Smoked Tomato, Tomato consommé  braised farro, roof top garden basil, Rosemary & green onion flowers. Lemieux received 50lbs for the win!

The participants for the amateur competition all received gift certificates to The Veggie Bin or Boone Hall Farms for their participation, and one lucky winner was selected to receive $100 gift card to The Granary just for taking a photo and tagging it with #tomatottrek.

A big thanks to everyone’s support and we look forward to another great trek in 2016!

 

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