N.C. blueberries

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Blueberry Cheesecake

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. Blueberries are now popping up across the state, just in time for this delicious blueberry cheesecake recipe. Brian and Lisa make it with an unexpected […]

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Busy weekend at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

Like summer, things are heating up at local farmers markets across the state as we begin to ease into the peck of the season. They’ll be bringing the best of their fresh produce so, swing by your closest farmers market for some delicious blueberries, watermelons, peaches, squash, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and so much more. Here […]

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Blueberry Day

It’s peak blueberry season in North Carolina, and the State Farmers Market in Raleigh was the place to celebrate.  Blueberry season stretches from May to mid-July, so they are plentiful and delicious right now. In addition to a plentiful selection to choose from, visitors were treated to fresh blueberry samples, a delicious blueberry crunch dessert, […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Blueberry Scones

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 recipe for Blueberry Scones is a great way to start your day. Remember, blueberries have a short growing season (mid May-mid July) in North […]

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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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Happy ending to a long week: N.C. blueberries and crawfish

As we approach the beginning of summer, farmers markets and roadside stands will begin to fill up with a lot of fresh produce. It’s a great time of year to shop at local farmers markets, and if you’ve never been, you may be surprised by what you find. The five state-operated farmers markets host a […]

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Southeastern N.C. Farmers Market hosts Blueberry Day Saturday

N.C. blueberry season lasts from the end of May to the middle of July, and you can find some of the best berries right now at farmers markets around the state. Each year, blueberry farmers produce more than 30 million pounds of blueberries and the state ranks sixth in blueberry production in the nation. To […]

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News Roundup: June 4-10

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. “‘Love A Fair’ theme for 2011 state fair,” News & Observer: The theme of this year’s North Carolina State […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Blueberry sherbert

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 wrap up a month of dishes featuring N.C. berries with this one for blueberry sherbert. Brian recommends saving the chilled […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Blueberry cobbler

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 quick-and-easy cobbler recipe features N.C. blueberries, which are easy to find now at local farmers markets across the state. The recipe uses just six […]

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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 […]

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