Femivore: Celebrating women in the local food scene (update: party's tonight!)

Update August 23: Tonight's the night that the Femivores will come out to play!

From 6 to 9 p.m. this evening, food from area females chefs, wine and bubbly will be the main focal point at the exciting event at Ashley Hall.

There are still a few tickets left, and you can either snag yours online or tonight at the door.

Update July 27: Tickets are now on sale to join Lowcountry Local First, Tuesday, August 23rd from 6-9 p.m. in the Dining Hall at Ashley Hall for the inaugural Lowcountry Local First event, FEMIVORE!

Attendees will be supporting locally based entrepreneurship while enjoying local food, wine and music. Area female chefs including Renata Dos Santos, Ulfet Ralph, Maya Morrill and Robin Rhea, will prepare hors d’oeuvres for the evening featuring Lowcountry ingredients. The all-female musical group, the Local Honeys will be on hand to perform with their homegrown sound.

Tickets are $30 and all profits will support the Femivore Award. Of eleven applicants, four Femivore finalists have been chosen to present their project during the event in the categories of GROW, NURTURE, INSPIRE and GIVE. The audience will select one winner based on the most promising and inspiring project presented at the event.

First reporting: According to Lowcountry Local First, a femivore is a woman who has a deep passion for the local food community.

And the organization is looking to reward femivores for their dedication and hard work with a $2,000 grant, which is to be used for one of these categories: give, grow, inspire, or nourish.

So, if you're a woman who's in touch with the food community in Charleston, head over to Lowcountry Local First's website and apply for a grant. Applications will be accepted through July 8th. Four finalists will be chosen from the applications to make a presentation at the Lowcounty Local First's femivore event in August. The winner will be voted on that night.

For a bit more info, head over to Charleston City Paper's brief here.

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