N.C. peaches

Recipe: Peach Ice Cream

For National Dairy Month and National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, we are sharing this fruity dish with you! Thanks to the NC Peach Growers Society for this summertime favorite recipe. In North Carolina, peaches are officially in season! Peach season begins in June and runs through September. You can find your local produce at […]

read more

News Roundup: July 7-13

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. State Fair details new prizes in Premium Book,” News & Observer: The Premium Book for this year’s N.C. […]

read more

News Roundup: March 3-9

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. “North Carolina aims to open trade route with China,” Nursery Management: A group of green-industry professionals from Shanghai, China, […]

read more

Tomatoes ripe for tasting in Asheville

Cooler temperatures aren’t the only reasons to visit the mountains this weekend.Visitors to the WNC Farmers Market will get a chance to sample and vote for their favorite variety of locally grown tomatoes in the annual Tomato Tasting celebration Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everything from Mr. Stripey and Mountain Fresh to Carolina […]

read more

Enjoy N.C. peaches and watermelons this July

You know its July in North Carolina when peaches and watermelons pop up at farmers markets across the state. Today, the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market celebrated the season with Peach Day. Market visitors were able to sample local peaches, try some Howling Cow peach ice cream and meet N.C. Peach Queen Katie Parsons. The Charlotte […]

read more

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: June 17

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader 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. This week, Brian and Lisa feature a fresh and light tomato salad with vinaigrette dressing perfect for summer. Though Lisa recommends heirloom tomatoes for their […]

read more

Farmers markets make Memorial Day shopping easy

If you’re hosting a Memorial Day cookout this weekend, plan a visit to a state farmers market for your grocery needs. You can find a large selection of locally grown produce, as well as a variety of fresh meats and cheeses. A trip to a farmers markets also is a great way to spend time […]

read more

State Farmers Market celebrates milestone

This weekend, the State Farmers Market will pass a milestone as it celebrates 20 years of operation at its “new” location. During that time, Raleigh’s population has nearly doubled from about 212,000 people to more than 400,000. And, while the location off Lake Wheeler Road has become the State Farmers Market for many in the […]

read more

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Strawberry spinach salad

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader 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. Brian and Lisa continue a month of strawberry recipes with this one for strawberry spinach salad. The healthy combination of fruits and vegetables includes a […]

read more

News Roundup: July 3-9

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. “Food, land program offered,” Durham Herald-Sun: Teachers and others in Chatham County interested in helping youth and adults understand the […]

read more