Got to Be NC

Father’s Day gift guide supporting N.C. farmers, producers

Father’s Day is just days away, and if you’d like to give your dad something that also supports North Carolina farmers and/or businesses that make products in the state, this list may help. One place to start is the “Find Local” section of the Got to Be NC website – https://gottobenc.com/find-local/ It has farms, farmers […]

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Supporting local at a seaside escape in Beaufort

A passion for all things local is what drives Chefs Kim Bell and Jonathan Haas and their menu choices at the Inn on Turner in Beaufort. This coastal getaway is appealing for visitors due to it’s short walk to the town’s historic waterfront shopping area and historic sites, but it also offers its guests a […]

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Got to Be NC Pavilion makes its Fair debut in Dorton Arena

Summary: The Got to Be NC Pavilion in Dorton Arena offers a dynamic and expanded showcase of North Carolina food products that are part of the Got to Be NC program. And for the first time, the North Carolina Public House will join the food venue to highlight North Carolina beers, wines, ciders and craft […]

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Hand-made for the Holidays: Sweet treats from Chocolatay Confections

The holidays are a time where individuals enjoy many large meals and delicious desserts with friends and family, but for those suffering with food allergies, these meals can often prove difficult and lead to tasty treats being missed out on. This was the inspiration behind Chapel Hill-based company, Chocolatay Confections. Owners Matthew and Danielle White […]

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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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Got To Be NC shines during Wide Open Bluegrass

Got To Be NC shines during Wide Open Bluegrass

This week, downtown Raleigh is teeming with toe-tapping, banjo-playing bluegrass enthusiasts. Wide Open Bluegrass, held Sept. 28 and 29, is the urban bluegrass music festival that closes out the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass week. The festival features the best of the traditional music community, including IBMA and Grammy Award winners and top-notch […]

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Agriculture and America’s favorite past time

Agriculture and America’s favorite past time

Summer may officially start next week, but across the state the boys of summer have been filling stadiums with cheering fans for months. Agriculture figures pretty prominently in baseball from the uniforms to the snacks to the field. Check out a few facts below: Most uniforms are cotton-based.  Cash receipts from cotton production in North […]

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Recipe: Bob’s Smokin’ Southern BBQ sauce smoked baby back ribs

A Got to Be NC barbecue sauce recently received a long-distance accolade.  The Smoking Joint, a BBQ competition team from Australia, was named Grand Champion in the Melbourne Kansas City Barbecue Society festival last month using Bob’s Smokin’ Southern BBQ Sauce dry rub.  The team has placed a rush order for more rub, as they […]

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