Back in June, we talked with Lisa Prince about a new local food series she was working on for UNC-TV called “Flavor, NC.” The idea behind this show is to highlight some of North Carolina’s homegrown specialties, the people producing and cooking with these farm fresh favorites, and the beautiful farming backdrops that our state is known for.
Now the wait is over! The 10-episode, half-hour series kicks off Sept. 3 at 10:30 a.m. on UNC-TV. Be sure to program your DVRs and Tivos to catch every one of these mouth-watering episodes.
Prince said she enjoyed crisscrossing the state meeting with farmers and food and agribusiness owners, learning more about the tasty offerings North Carolina has to offer.
“I found some really fascinating stories along the way and met some incredibly dedicated and passionate people,” Prince said. “For example, the three young guys with Seaview Crab Company who have a really different story to tell. They went to UNC-Wilmington and worked part time in the crab industry. Not a single one of them are from a crabbing family, but they fell in love with it, bought a boat, got licenses for 50 crab pots and started a business. Now they have a market and bring their product to Fayetteville and the business has grown.”
“Then there are the goats at Goat Lady Dairy in Climax. I love the goats, they were so sweet. And there was Smith’s Blueberries in Benson and the Community Supported Agriculture boxes they offer their customers. Every one I met, you saw just how committed they are to making sure they are producing good quality products.”
Following is the schedule for air dates and farms:
Sept. 3 — Coon Rock Farm, Hillsborough; heirloom tomatoes
Sept. 10 — Goat Lady Dairy, Climax; goat cheese
Sept. 24 — Goodnight Brothers Country Ham/Gamekeeper Restaurant, Boone
Oct. 1 — Weeping Radish Brewery & Butchery, Currituck County; N.C. microbrewed beer, sausage and pate
Oct. 8 — Smith’s Blueberries/Cornerstone Tea, Benson; blueberries
Oct. 15 — Sunburst Trout Farms, Canton; farm-raised rainbow trout
Oct. 22 — Maple View Dairy/Panciuto, Hillsborough; milk, buttermilk and ice cream
Oct. 29 — Old Mill of Guilford/J. Peppers, Oak Ridge and Kernersville; stone-ground wheat and corn
Nov. 5 — Brinkley Farms/Nana’s, Creedmoor and Durham; sweet corn
Nov. 12 — Seaview Crab Company/Port Land Grille, Wilmington; wild-caught blue crab
“Flavor, NC” is produced by the multiple-EMMY nominated team at BlueWater Media, a full-service television and production company with offices in Raleigh and Danbury. Underwriting support for the series is provided by Got to Be NC Agriculture, the Currituck County Department of Travel and Tourism, Got to Be NC Seafood and Whole Foods Market.