Throughout April, Daily Digest will feature a participant in Lowcountry Local First’s annual Eat Local Challenge, a monthlong program designed to encourage area residents to spend a larger share of their food budgets on food made or grown here. Participants pledge to shift at least $10 a week to the purchase of local food; to sign up, visit lowcountrylocalfirst.org/take-the-2017-eat-local-challenge.
Kate Little lives on James Island.
For breakfast, I had a honey-wheat bagel from Normandy Farms. I put butter on it. We were eating at home, but we get takeout from there for the weekend. We have an espresso machine at home, but our grinder is broken, so we have them grind their espresso blend for us. And then we had some Mac’s Pride strawberries.
And then I went to a friend’s house on Johns Island for lunch. We had a veggie quiche from Blackbird Market, and a shrimp salad we made ourselves with local shrimp, and a little strawberry shortcake from LB Bakery. And well, mimosas. It was a birthday, so we had a little celebration.
Then for dinner, I shrimped it up again. I have the Alice Waters cookbook, "The Art of Simple Food," so I made garlic parsley shrimp with local shrimp over the spinach fettucine from Rio Bertolini’s from the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market. That was it. But I just left the Veggie Bin downtown, so I’m stocked up for this week.
— as told to Hanna Raskin