N.C. strawberries

Love is in the air at your local farmers market

Love is in the air at your local farmers market

Looking for something sweet for your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than your regional farmers market. The markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte and Raleigh are open year-round, and have a great selection of special treats for your Valentine. From N.C. wines and cheeses to fresh meats and produce, you can find all […]

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Chai Strawberry Bread takes first place in Strawberry Day Dessert Contest

Deborah Whitmire of Cary walked away with $100 and bragging rights after her Chai Strawberry Bread earned her first place in the State Farmers Market’s Strawberry Dessert Contest. The bread, served with a strawberry mascarpone spread, won over judges from Our State Magazine, WRAL and Edible Piedmont. Whitmire was recognized during Strawberry Day at the […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Strawberry 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. To continue celebrating fresh, North Carolina strawberries, Brian and Lisa mix up a dressing that makes a delicious salad when paired with strawberries, pecans, spinach […]

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News Roundup: March 23-29

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. “Chinese-owned lumber company expanding Charlotte headquarters,” Charlotte Observer: A Chinese-owned hardwood lumber company will expand its headquarters in Charlotte, […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Strawberry-Blueberry Cupcake Freeze

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. According to Brian Shrader, this is a “creamy, smooth, but zingy” treat perfect for the summer-like temperatures at the end of May. To make Strawberry-Blueberry […]

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News Roundup: May 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. “Headed to the Got to Be NC Festival? Some tips,” WRAL: It’s a big weekend with two major festivals […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Rustic strawberry shortcake

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. It’s strawberry season in North Carolina, and Brian and Lisa are celebrating with a month of strawberry recipes. This recipe for Rustic Strawberry Shortcake is […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Mile-high Strawberry Pie

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. Here’s a unique idea for a Mother’s Day present: This weekend, pack up the car and take your mother to a pick-your-own-strawberry farm. With more […]

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Photos from the Field: NCDA&CS hosts EPA officials

Jim Jones, acting assistant administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Protection Agency, visited with farmers, labor organizations, Cooperative Extension agents and department employees from the Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division last week to learn more about issues facing North Carolina’s farm workers. Friday, Cooperative Extension agents and […]

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Strawberries, herbs and gardening advice

“When you want the best, it’s got to be NC!” That’s not a bad slogan to live by, especially when it comes to fresh, locally grown food. You can find a wide selection of local produce, meats and cheeses at a state-operated farmers market near you. In addition, our markets offer special events throughout the […]

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State farmers markets offer fresh produce and a lot more

Most people know you can find fresh, seasonal produce at one of the five state-operated farmers markets in North Carolina. But many people forget about the variety of N.C. meats, cheeses, wines and specialty foods also available year round. Refresh your memory this weekend by visiting a farmers market, where you should find sweet N.C. […]

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News Roundup: March 24-30

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. “Latest buzz on bee decline: Maybe it’s pesticides,” WRAL:  A common class of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees […]

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