We Raised a Barn this weekend. What did you do?!

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December 2010.

A devastating fire claims the barn and over 250 prize animals of Charlie Caldwell, local farmer.  Anyone who has paid attention to the restaurant industry’s shift towards using local, sustainable and seasonal produce knows the value of the local farmer.  The good folks at Patrick Properties reached out to the good folks at Lowcountry Local First and after a lot of time and effort, we skip to…

Sunday, February 20, 2011.

A gorgeous day of sunshine and warm weather, if a bit breezy at times.  Hundreds of Lowcountry residents flock to Lowndes Grove Planation for an afternoon of great food, drink, entertainment…and barn raising?!  Well, we may not have raised the actual barn, but $20,000 was raised for the rebuilding of Ovis Hill Farms’ barn!

Kudos to all the folks at Patrick Properties, Lowcountry Local First, Elise Testone for beautiful music, Fish‘s master Chef Nico Romo, Mike Lata of FIG, Sean Brock of McCrady’s and Husk, Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca, Frank Lee of S.N.O.B., Jeremiah Bacon of Oak Steakhouse, Craig Deihl of Cypress, Ricky Hacker of EVO, Fred Neuville of Fat Hen, Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Mike Lotz of Triangle Char & Bar, Ben Berryhill of Red Drum, Jacques Larson of Wild Olive, Ashley Swider of yesUmay! cookies, and more.

The food was incredible, the setting was magical and so many people joined together for a goal–that was reached; it was truly inspiring.

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