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Today’s Topic: Blueberry season

Today’s Topic: Blueberry season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” It’s shaping up to be a pretty strong blueberry season in North Carolina, which typically begins in mid-May and runs through August. Growers say they expect to have a solid crop this year. Heavy rains in late May and […]

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News Roundup: June 18-24

News Roundup: June 18-24

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Troxler: DuPont fees will be instituted if needed,” Hendersonville Times-News: Funding for DuPont State Recreational Forest is at stake as the state legislature crafts the final budget plan, and the […]

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News Roundup: June 11 – 17

News Roundup: June 11 – 17

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “History meets youth at NC potato partners Pamlico Shores,” The Produce News: (Video) Dawson Pugh and Hunter Gibbs were childhood friends, playing on land their families have farmed here for generations. […]

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Got to Be NC Recipes: Blueberry Fruit Cobbler

Got to Be NC Recipes: Blueberry Fruit Cobbler

It’s June and we have the blues – the blueberries. North Carolina ranks seventh nationally and produces more than 48.8 million pounds of the small, round berries annually. This month the State Farmers Market in Raleigh, Charlotte Regional Farmers Market and the Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market  in Greensboro will host Blueberry Days […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 2-8

News Roundup: Jan. 2-8

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Ban on poultry shows, sales lifted,” Jacksonville Daily News: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today that the suspension of live poultry shows and sales has been lifted, a week earlier […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Summer harvest favorites

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Summer harvest favorites

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month Brian and Lisa are cooking up a few tasty dishes featuring the bounty of fresh produce available in gardens and at farmers markets in the summer months. The first recipe was provide by Debbie […]

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News Roundup: July 11-17

News Roundup: July 11-17

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “N.C. Farm Families: Stand up and speak out,” Jones and Blount: There are few delicacies quite as tasty and revered […]

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Market Report: What’s available at the farmers market this weekend?

Market Report: What’s available at the farmers market this weekend?

The fireworks may be over, but business is still booming at your regional farmers markets. The four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh have a large variety of fresh produce from local farms. Check out the list below to see what’s available at your regional market: WNC Farmers Market, Asheville – The […]

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Market Report: What’s at the market this weekend?

Market Report: What’s at the market this weekend?

Summer vacation has begun for many school kids across the state. What better way to entertain them than a trip to your regional farmers market, especially during Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? There are plenty of fruits and vegetables to be had for sensational side dishes and summer salads. Plus, your children can continue learning […]

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News Roundup: May 30 – June 5

News Roundup: May 30 – June 5

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “London Produce Show Spotlight Series: NC Department Of Agriculture,” Perishable News: As the London Produce Show prepares its second edition […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Blueberry Recipes

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Got to Be Good Cooking segment using local ingredients. This month Brian and Lisa share a few delicious blueberry recipes. Fresh blueberries are abundant in North Carolina right now. It’s a great time to stock up and freeze. Blueberries are […]

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Tar Heel Kitchen: Blueberry Dump Cake

Tar Heel Kitchen: Blueberry Dump Cake

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes tended to be seasonal with just a handful of ingredients. We thought these recipes needed […]

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