Coming up with the perfect Christmas present is often a challenging feat. Using our Got to Be NC members for inspiration, we came up with a list of creative ideas that support North Carolina agriculture. Check out our list of ideas below for gifts and gift...
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This Christmas, give your pets a reason to wag their tail, lick their lips or curl up in your lap by the fire! Whether you are a dog or cat lover, many of our Got To Be N.C. members have got locally made treats for the furry friends in your life. Pack their...
We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Zach Mussler, International Marketing Specialist with our Marketing Division, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each Wednesday here...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The blog post below was written by Food Service Marketing Specialist, Chad Blackwelder, following the first Got To Be N.C. Chef Field Trip to Oriental, North Carolina. The first ever Got To Be N.C. Chef Field Trip was a two-day immersive experience which brought together N.C. chefs to learn of the bounty of our Inner […]
For Adam Jenkins, the path to launching his Charlotte-based company Flavor Seed began with his Dad’s dream and family recipes that have been passed down for generations. This dream has led to a company that provides 12 different seasonings that add spice to just about any dish. “Our family embraces the organic lifestyle,” Jenkins said. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 11th Annual Got to Be NC Festival will be held May 17-19 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Sometimes referred to as a mini State Fair, the festival features a daily tractor parade, the Food Lion […]
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 […]