Buying local returns nearly half of every dollar spent to Charleston economy, group says

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — South Carolina has thousands of working farms, many of them with farm-to-table programs. Grocery stores and even big chain stores are getting involved and featuring local produce, which means about three times as much money returning to the local economy.

The phrases “locally grown” and “made right here” pop up on signs in stores all across the state, and people at one of the Lowcountry’s largest functioning farms says it’s boosting the local economy.

On a typical weekday at Boone Hall Plantation, turkeys roam and bees buzz while employees pull fresh produce from fields. It’s part of life on a farm.
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