local foods

News Roundup: July 12-18

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. “NCDA’s ‘Dig Into Local’ Restaurant Week Underway,” Southern Farm Network: This summer’s restaurant promotion through North Carolina Department of […]

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Today’s Topic: Got to Be NC Festival comes to State Fairgrounds May 20-22

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about the fourth annual Got to Be NC Festival, which will take place May 20-22 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The festival promotes N.C. agricultural products and celebrates the […]

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Today’s Topic: Dig Into Local food shows are April 9 in Asheville & Wilmington, April 16 in Blowing Rock

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the three Dig Into Local food shows scheduled for this month. The shows will highlight farmers who sell directly to the public. Two of the food shows will be held […]

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Today’s Topic: Best Dish in N.C. winners

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Several North Carolina restaurants have some bragging rights after placing in the Best Dish in North Carolina restaurant contest. This annual statewide competition, sponsored by the NCDA&CS and Our State magazine, recognizes and rewards the efforts […]

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Kitchen Sink: Putting a new spin on the tomato pie recipe

Lisa Prince, a marketing specialist and one half of the Got to Be Good Cookin’ weekly recipe segment, will join us on the blog each month with bonus recipes, cooking tips and a behind-the-scenes look at marketing N.C. agricultural products…everything and the kitchen sink. Since tomatoes have been the feature this month on the Local Dish […]

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In the Market: Inside the Market Shoppes

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local-foods shopping experiences across the state. Most people flock to the State Farmers Market for the best in local fruits and vegetables, but Freda shows […]

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News Roundup: March 13-19

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 each paper’s full story. “The Stokes Purple is going national,” News & Observer: The North Carolina-grown purple sweet potato may soon be […]

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Today’s Topic: Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Over the past few years, interest in locally raised food has grown dramatically. The General Assembly took note of this trend last summer by passing legislation creating the N.C. Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council. Its diverse […]

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In the Kitchen with Valonda and Lisa: Berry bars

WRAL noon anchor Valonda Calloway and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. We’ll post each video here, along with links to the recipes. This week in the Got to Be NC kitchen, Lisa and Valonda layer […]

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In the Kitchen with Valonda and Lisa: Asian beef and noodles

Every week WRAL noon anchor Valonda Calloway and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina.  We’ll post each video here, along with links to the recipes. This month is all about North Carolina beef, and this week […]

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Kitchen Sink

Lisa Prince, a marketing specialist and one-half of WRAL’s Got to Be Good Cookin’ weekly recipe segment, will join us on the blog each month with bonus recipes, cooking tips and a behind-the-scenes look at marketing N.C. agricultural products…everything and the kitchen sink. It’s all about N.C. eggs on our WRAL weekly cooking show this […]

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