If you prefer your food events a little more low-key than the big deal Taste of Charleston out at Boone Hall, make plans to attend the Slow Food Potluck. The event is hosted by Slow Food Charleston, a local chapter of the international organization that promotes good living, healthy eating, and local food systems. Being a potluck, you’re encouraged to pack a seasonal, local dish and a pie.
The location is Joseph and Helen Fields’ farm out on Johns Island. Artist Jonathan Green will be there to discuss the Lowcountry Rice Project, an effort to examine the history of the crop in the Lowcountry and how Africans contributed to the rice economy.
Expect to meet the area’s passionate food activists at this event. Be ready to get involved too. Slow Food has some cool projects coming up, including the Slow Food Truck, an edible roving classroom that will travel to East Cooper schools for lessons.