September is National Chicken Month. North Carolina ranks 3rd nationally in broilers, contributing nearly $3.5 billion of total farming cash receipts. According to the N.C. Poultry Federation, the poultry industry’s economic impact for NC is $36.6 billion. More than 5,700 farm families produce poultry and eggs in our state. Which is great news, considering the average person eats nearly 90 pounds of chicken each year.
Jenni Fields and a team of Got to Be NC bloggers rounded up five easy-to-make recipes featuring meat and produce from N.C. farmers markets. Check out the recipes, farms and farmers markets in the link below.