agriculture

Growing a family legacy with kale, broccoli and more

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Amy Douglas, owner of The Farmer’s Daughter, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday afternoon on […]

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A furry life and local tradition – Alpaca farming in N.C.

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Mike and Shelly Walsh, of Good Karma Ranch, are two of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday afternoon […]

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Rice – A golden nugget of our state’s history

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Tommy Wheeler, of Tidewater Grain Company, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday afternoon on social […]

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Swimming to success in the catfish industry

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Rob Mayo, of Carolina Classics Catfish, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday afternoon on social […]

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Pamlico Potatoes: Grown out of a lifelong partnership

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Hunter Gibbs, of Pamlico Shores Produce, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday afternoon on social […]

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Apples, peaches and pears: A sweet family orchard

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Jeff Crotts, of Knob Creek Orchard, are two of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday afternoon on […]

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James Lamb named 2020 Sunbelt Farmer of the Year

James Lamb is a busy man. As an environmental specialist with Prestage Farms Inc., Lamb spends his weekdays conducting compliance inspections on company farms across North Carolina and into South Carolina, as well as helping out over 200 contract growers with their own compliance. When the regular workday ends at 5 p.m. it’s back home […]

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All American Bee Company is generating all the buzz

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Will Johnson, of All American Bee Company, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday afternoon […]

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A sweet family tradition that stuck for over 75 years

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Audra and Rick Ellis, of Ellis Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday afternoon […]

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From white fields to Wrangler jeans: A journey of N.C. cotton

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Donny Lassiter, of Lassiter Family Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday afternoon on […]

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The Chef and the Farmer: A Berry Special Relationship

The Chef and the Farmer: A Berry Special Relationship

The relationship between a chef and a farmer is one based on pride, creativity and a passion for food. Two women who truly bring meaning to the phrase “farm to table,” or in this case, farm to bakery, are Jennifer Cody of Cody Family Farm and Chef Mary Jayne Wilson of Amelie’s French Bakery & […]

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Farewell Ronnie Best

For Ronnie Best, Farmer’s Market Manager, the time has come to take a break. Best will start that break Sunday, when he officially retires after 19 years as market manager.  Best has worked at the market for 21 years, starting as marketing specialist, and has been with the state of North Carolina for 32 years. […]

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