thanksgiving

Recipe: Frosty Paws Nice Cream

Looking for a special holiday treat for your pup? This “nice cream” recipe is the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for the four-legged family members. It won food blogger and recipe developer Wendy Perry a ribbon at the Sweet Potato Festival a few years back. She says it’s “people edible, too” and with peanut butter and sweet […]

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Thankful for lower prices for Thanksgiving meals

According to the  American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of traditional Thanksgiving dishes, the average cost of this year’s meal for 10 individuals is $48.90, which is a 22-cent decrease from the $49.12 average last year. “Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 11-16

News Roundup: Nov. 11-16

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. “Amid salmonella outbreak, experts say NC turkeys are safe to eat this Thanksgiving,” WRAL: With one week to go before Thanksgiving, many are wondering if turkey is safe to eat.  The concerns […]

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In the kitchen with Brian and Lisa: WRAL holiday favorites

In the kitchen with Brian and Lisa: WRAL holiday favorites

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month’s recipes are a collection of favorite holiday dishes from WRAL reporters and anchors. Check out Mikaya’s Mom’s Famous seven-layer salad, Renee Chou’s raw apple walnut cake and Lena Tillet’s lamb chops and quinoa. Reporter […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

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. “There’s a good chance your Thanksgiving turkey was raised on a North Carolina farm,” The News & Observer: North Carolina is a top producer of the most popular Thanksgiving protein. […]

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Today’s Topic: Agritourism farms offer fun holiday activities

Today’s Topic: Agritourism farms offer fun holiday activities

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A lot of families will be traveling and getting together for Thanksgiving this week. In fact, it is recognized as the holiday where more people travel than any other. The extended weekend makes it a great time […]

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Talking Turkey: Tips for a safe Thanksgiving

Talking Turkey: Tips for a safe Thanksgiving

Family and friends will gather around the table this Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. The star of most of these tables will be the turkey. If you are in North Carolina, that’s great reason to celebrate. North Carolina is the second-largest producer of turkeys in the nation. In 2016, more than 1.2 billion pounds of turkey […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 10-17

News Roundup: Nov. 10-17

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. “Morganton community college rallies to help turkey farmers,” Asheville Citizen-Times: The only Animal Welfare Act-approved poultry processing facility in the southeast closed its doors last month, leaving farmers in six […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Meat and Poultry Division steps in to help small turkey producers before the holidays

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Meat and Poultry Division steps in to help small turkey producers before the holidays

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Meat and Poultry Inspection Division recently put temporary exemptions in place to allow farms that are permitted to process their own poultry to be able to process for other small farms. This work around was able […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: 10 Years of Local Dish

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: 10 Years of Local Dish

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month Brian and Lisa featuring family recipes for fall weather. This month, Local Dish celebrated 10 years on WRAL-TV. More than 500 recipes have been shared during the decade. Check out a video below of […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

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. “Christmas tree harvest not affected by drought, experts say,” Watauga Democrat: In the coming days and weeks, the familiar site of Christmas trees strapped to car roofs and lying in […]

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