In the White Oak River basin of North Carolina the first of July ushers in the start of one of the sweetest parts of summer — watermelon season. The Bogue Sound Watermelon Growers Association consists of about 20 members and seven active growers. Growers are located in Jones, Craven, Onslow and Carteret counties. Jasper Jones […]
Apples to blackberries – A shift in farm focus
Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Brent Brown, of Double B. Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday afternoon on […]
Today’s Topic: Blueberry season is in full swing.
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Fresh North Carolina blueberries can be found in grocery stores, roadside stands and farmers across the state. Get them while you can.
It’s that time of the year again, grilling season!
It’s that time of the year again, grilling season!When we think of summer break, we think about the warm weather, swimming in pools and lakes, hiking in the mountains, and of course the smell of a cookout. To kick off this summer, come out this Memorial Day weekend to the Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market and […]
Recipe: Cantaloupe punch that tastes like August
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 our state took back bragging rights for world’s largest cantaloupe thanks to Danny Vester from Spring Hope. It has got us thinking about […]
Recipe: simple squash and onions
It’s that time of year when farmers markets and neighbors with abundant gardens are teeming with fresh yellow squash and zucchini. If you are the type that have shied away from squash because your weren’t quite sure how to prepare it, then this simple recipe featured on Local Dish is for you. Not only is […]
Recipe: Crowd pleasing Watermelon Fruit Bowl
This week the State Farmers Market celebrated Watermelon Day. Watermelons are cool and juicy and perfect for a hot summer day. A watermelon fruit bowl is a great way to serve watermelon, the rind itself serves as the bowl. Good quality melons are usually firm, symmetrical in shape, fresh, attractive in appearance and of good […]
Today’s Topic: Farmers markets across the state hitting the peak of season
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” When the weather heats up, consumers will find more and more offerings at their local farmers market. In June and July, markets are getting into the peak of season, when you will find lots of fresh fruits […]
News Roundup: Sept. 17-23
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. “Crop science execs defend mergers; NC Senator cites regulation as driving deals,” WRAL: Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday, insisting […]
In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Blueberry Roundup
WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month Brian and Lisa featured recipes that feature one of North Carolina’s top fruit crops, blueberries. North Carolina is the seventh-largest producer of blueberries in the nation, yielding 48.8 million pounds in 2014. Bladen County […]
News Roundup: June 18-24
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. “Troxler: DuPont fees will be instituted if needed,” Hendersonville Times-News: Funding for DuPont State Recreational Forest is at stake as the state legislature crafts the final budget plan, and the […]
Today’s Topic: Resource Conservation Workshop
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Each year, about 100 students from across North Carolina include the Resource Conservation Workshop in their summer plans. This year’s workshop takes place June 21-26 at N.C. State University. It’s sponsored by the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation […]