Downtown distribution center to connect local farmers with local chefs

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The Coastal Conservation League recently purchased a 10,000-square-foot warehouse space in downtown Charleston that is going to facilitate the sales of local farm-fresh produce to local chefs.

The produce distribution center's goal is to help connect small local farmers, who rarely have time to leave their field to make deliveries, with local chefs. Nonprofit groups Coastal Conservation League and Lowcountry Local First are the brains behind the "Central Market" distribution center, and hope to have it up and running by winter or spring.

Located at 990 Morrison Drive, the warehouse is easily accessible for the peninsula's master chefs.

While the nonprofits wait for board approval and pending grants, more farmers are needed to jump on board with the project to make it worth everyone's while.

The Post and Courier has the story.

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