African slaves in the lowcountry created a language and culture they called Gullah. The word may have come from the Gola or Gora Tribes in Angola. The language was made official in 1939 and is creole-based with English as its main base. Boone Hall Plantation is the only plantation in the S.C. Lowcountry to present a live presentation of this unique culture. Participants attending the Boone Plantation tour on Saturday morning, Jan. 25, 2014, will have the opportunity to be entertained and educated by the Gullah performance.
Young Entrepreneur Sessions. For the third consecutive year, a program has been developed for producers between the ages of 25 and 40 year old. The committee has designed a diverse agenda that is sure to be of interest.
To encourage participation at the ASI convention in Charleston, young entrepreneurs can receive a $200 discount off the registration fee. The discount will be applied on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to the first 25 registrants.
The Young Sheep Entrepreneurs Committee will be meeting on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23, and Saturday morning, Jan. 28. Registration forms are available at www.sheepusa.org. Those interested in the discount should contact the ASI office for more information.
Dining While in Charleston. This January 2014, the American Lamb Board is working with Oak Steakhouse, The Macintosh, The Cocktail Club and Indaco from the Indigo Restaurant Group to assure that "ewenique" American Lamb dishes are on the menus of its Charleston restaurants.
"Charleston is known for pork and seafood but we wanted to help these restaurants go on the lamb," said Megan Wortman, executive director of the American Lamb Board. "Chef Bacon, Chef Perez and Chef Schenzel from the Indigo Restaurant Group will feature domestic lamb in innovative ways - from appetizers to pastas to mouth-watering lamb chops."
A flier further describing the participating restaurants is available at www.sheepusa.org/Annual_Convention.