Lowcountry Cookin’ at Gullah Grub

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“The thing about this Gullah style cooking is when you get a chance, you got to be able to use all your senses.” Says Bill Green the owner of The Gullah Grub a restaurant located on St. Helena Island that specializes in authentic LoCountry cooking. To learn more about the The Gullah Grub Restaurant and to see an exclusive interview with Bill Green click on the photograph above.

Craig & Darlene Dopson

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“I love shrimping, I rather do it then anything, it’s an honest living, it’s hard work, it’s enjoyable.” -Craig Dopson

Dopson’s Seafood run and operated since 1975 by Craig and Darlene Dopson is one of the last public docks located on St. Helena Island. Here they provide a service to shrimpers acting as a middle man by buying the shrimp then selling the produce to wholesalers. To learn more about this slowly fading business click on the photograph above.

First day of oyster season begins

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After months of waiting today begins the first day of oyster season along the South Carolina coast.

Oyster season usually runs from September to April and can be easily remembered because oysters are only in season during months with the letter “r” in them.

It’s also important to remember that recreational harvesters must have a Saltwater Recreational Fishing License from the state and should also obtain an updated map found at http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/shellfish/shellfishmaps.

 

“A Better Place” sister film takes BEA honors

Last week Buz Kloot and Denise McGill were honored at Broadcast Education Association (BEA) District 2 Regional Conference, where their film “A Better Place: St. Helena, South Carolina” won second place in the Faculty Video Production Competition.

Kloot and McGill were co-directors and co-producers for the project, which was released in 2012. It’s an honor to have their previous work recognized by their peers.

Gullah: The Voice of an Island

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Gullah: The Voice of an Island is a new website about the music of the Gullah people of South Carolina, focusing on the spirituals and praise houses. It has been established by faculty and students at Coastal Carolina University in

Many Gullah spirituals retain much of their West African heritage. Like TheGullahProject.org, Voice of an Island worked alongside the Penn Center, recording over 80 hours of spirituals and stories. For more about the backstory, read the article in CCU Magazine.

Organizers of The Voice of an Island plan to continue collecting material over the next few years. To learn more and stay updated on this fascinating project, please visit their official webpage at http://theathenaeumpress.com/gullah/#home.

SC Food Policy Council Workshop

The SC Food Policy Council will be hosting the 5th annual Local Foods Conference on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Taking a look at local food infrastructure and the link between farm and fork on the broad scale we encourage all food project developers, food buyers, farmers, community & economic developers, funders, investors, and local food advocates to attend.

Date:               Wednesday, October 22, 2014                                         

Time:               9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:        The Phillips Market Center

                        SC State Farmers Market

                        3483 Charleston Highway

                        W. Columbia, SC  29172

For more information about this event please visit the link below:

SC Food Policy Council Workshop