Stephanie Hodges

Stephanie Hodges

Editor’s note: Per tradition, The Post and Courier Food section is celebrating Lowcountry Local First’s month-long Eat Local Challenge by featuring event participants in April’s Daily Digest columns. Challenge takers are asked to shift $10 or more of their weekly food budget to locally produced food. To learn more or take the pledge, go to

Stephanie Hodges is taking the Eat Local Challenge

Yesterday morning for breakfast, I had scrambled eggs that were local, and a smoothie made with local strawberries picked from a U-pick farm; spinach; banana; Greek yogurt and almond milk. I bought the eggs at the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market. I’m not sure from which farm. I try to go to the farmers market at least once every couple of weeks.

For lunch, I had a salad with cucumbers I bought from the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market as well. And I had some lettuce, also from the farmers market, and blueberries, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese that weren’t local. The Italian dressing was from Harris Teeter.

I attended Lowcountry Local First’s new member mixer for dinner, so they had bruschetta with lettuce from Vertical Roots and wings from Home Team BBQ. That was it, except I did drink water and kombucha during the day. The kombucha wasn’t local: I need to stock up on my One Love.

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Eating all of the chicken livers just as fast as I can.