An organization working to boost the number of local farms and farmers will be the signature charity for the 2011 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival set for March 3-6.

Lowcountry Local First, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, advocates the benefits of a local living economy in various ways.

The festival's donation will be used to support the Farm Fresh Food program, which is the long-range goal of LLF's Sustainable Agriculture Program Initiative.