Twice a month we take a look at the local restaurants, farms and farmers markets featured on episodes of UNC-TV’s Flavor, NC. This week, we highlight episode eight from the first season, in which hostess Lisa Prince highlights the Brinkley Farms in Creedmoor and Nana’s Restaurant in Durham.
Located in Creedmoor, where Durham, Wake and Granville counties meet, Brinkley Farms has been in operation since 1941. Like many farms in this area, the Brinkleys grew tobacco. Starting in the mid-1990s, the farm made the switch to produce. Their produce and pasture-raised pork can be found at farmers’ markets in the Triangle area, through the farm’s CSA program and at area restaurants.
Also in the episode, Lisa cooks up a few delicious sweet corn recipes with Chef Scott Howell, owner of Nana’s Restaurant in Durham. Recipes include risotto and goat cheese arancini, sweet corn pancakes with shrimp and grilled corn with truffle butter.