Charleston, S.C. (WCBD)- The Medical University of South Carolina has hosted this celebration for over a decade.
Labeled as the largest Earth Day event in the Lowcountry, the festival will feature more than 70 environmentally-minded businesses, organizations, artists, and farmers.
This year’s festival will feature a local food fest with Roti Rolls, Root Note, Area51 Foods, and more. MUSC says they are proud to host a variety of food vendors who help Lowcountry residents maintain a high quality of life.
To emphasize the importance of sourcing food locally, we’re told all food vendors at the event are committed to sourcing at least 90 percent of their produce and 100 percent of their meat products within 100 miles of Charleston.
John Brooker, the Sustainability Communications Coordinator says, “This event is a great way that MUSC is embracing building healthy communities. It’s really showing that sourcing food locally is possible and at an event this size it’s a great example for the community learning how to source food locally”.
The festival will include live music and door prize raffles. It is free to attend and starts today at 11a.m. in the MUSC Horseshoe.