#FUNDTHEBUS and Hit The Deck
This Saturday, April 4th we are hitting the deck at the Pour House to celebrate the Lowcountry Street Grocery’s Kickstarter Launch Party. Doors open at 2pm, and we’ll have live music all day kicking off with Gerald Gregory & The Mustard Seeds at 3pm. The line-up continues with Two Tons featuring members of Gaslight Street at 4:45pm and Rodeo Clowns jamming till 9pm. Sponsored by Cathead Vodka and catered by Autobanh and Lunch Box food trucks, this is a day party you won’t want to miss.
The Cause: Veg Out
This party launches Lowcountry Street Grocery’s month-long Kickstarter campaign to get their Mobile Farmers’ Market up and running and on the road. Their goal is to take the classic neighborhood Farmers’ Market experience and give it wheels. Their street grocery will feature local produce on a retrofitted school bus with fresh meats, farm eggs, dairy, breads, frozen and canned goods, meal kits, artwork, and local artisan specialties flanking the interior of the bus. The Lowcountry Street Grocery aims to make healthy, local food affordable and accessible for Charleston residents, and you could be part of helping make that happen. To learn more about them, visit their website!
The Story: Meet Lindsey Barrow Jr.
Lindsey Barrow Jr. is a man on a mission. The founder of the Lowcountry Street Grocery, he is a self-proclaimed “farmer, entrepreneur, server, non-sleeper”. Hailing from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke, VA, he has a passion to serve the Lowcountry. Lowcountry Street Grocery aims to provide easy access to healthy, local food through a mobile farmers’ market, but Lindsey’s dream is to do something much more large scale. Their mission is to provide and sustain healthy food access for underserved communities by bolstering and leveraging Charleston’s thriving local food economy.
Founded in 2013, Lindsey was inspired by alarming trends in public health that suggest individuals who reside in food deserts are at greater risk for obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related health problems. He wants Lowcountry Street Grocery to be a social enterprise that not only services people access to produce but actually changes the way they look at consumption by bringing nutrition education to Charleston’s food deserts.
Lindsey is constantly looking for ways to join forces with the local community and especially with the good folks of Lowcountry Local First. He and Jennifer Ferrebee of Verde are always working together on future collaborations and ways to make the local food scene even fresher. When he’s not busy with Lowcountry Street Grocery, you can find Lindsey getting his hands dirty out at Rebellion Farm or playing around in the kitchen. He tells us he just made a baller match of kimchi—first try. We’re impressed.
By Guest Author Olivia Hipp