Tara Gold White Muscadine Wine from Irvin House Vineyards on Wadmalaw Island. I know nothing about wine except for what I like, and this I like. The vineyard’s web site calls it “semi-dry, mellow, white table wine with a light fruitiness.” But the grapes are grown and fermented and bottled on Wadmalaw. If you’re in town, go take a tour.
Carolina’s Harvest Any Berry Cobbler mix made in Moncks Corner. I found this at Piggly Wiggly and made it with the strawberries we picked at Ambrose Farm. And of course the cobbler was yummy, especially with vanilla ice cream.
Geechee Boy Mill stone ground grits from Edisto Island. I used these when I made my shrimp and grits, and I’m going to serve them again tonight with an egg casserole. And I swear right now that I’ll never buy Quaker grits again. Never. They’re good plain, with butter, with cheese, anything.
Pork chops from Meathouse. We bought these at the Charleston Farmer’s Market, and I admit that I was a little taken aback by the price tag. But the meat was so flavorful compared to what you get at the grocery, and all the meat is humanely raised locally.
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Carolina Gold Aromatic Rice from Lavington Farm with Food for the Southern Soul. This specific rice isn’t available on the web site, and I’d never had “Carolina” rice before. But you can be sure we’ll eat it again, soon (maybe tomorrow).
Sea Island Jersey’s Raw Milk from Wadmalaw Island. Raw milk kind of had me worried. Not pasteurized? Really? But I picked up a half gallon at Stono Market to try, and I love the taste: creamy and rich. It goes great in my morning coffee. The price tag is dramatic, but the local difference is noticeable.
Aftershock by Palmetto Brewing Company. Local beer at its best, really. This is a special edition from the Charleston-based brewery to commemorate the Earthquake of 1886. The Palmetto Brewing Company has at least four different brews available at bars and groceries around town.
Wadmalaw Island BBQ Sauce. Their tag line reads “Good on just about Everything,” and Oh My Gosh I believe it! This might honestly be the find of the month, and it’s made (practically) next door. We ate it on pork that had cooked all day in the crock pot, and there were no leftovers from what looked like a huge pile of dinner.