Taylor Parrish

Taylor Parrish is the Social Media Coordinator in the Public Affairs division of the Department. An alumni of N.C. State University and former Marketing and Sales Assistant with Scott Farms, a sixth-generation sweet potato farm out of Lucama, N.C., she is no stranger to the world of agriculture. Football and singing are two of her favorite things.

Growing apples one Stepp at a time

By on October 16, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Mike Stepp, of Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our

Golden Organics – A small farm making a big difference

By on October 9, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Kendrick Ransome, owner of Golden Organics, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our

Local Restaurant & Brewery Focused on Community and Sustainability

By on October 8, 2020

In 2010, Max Saxon and Ian Baltutis, the mayor of Burlington, had an idea of starting a brewery in downtown Burlington. Little did they know that this idea would become North Carolina’s first cooperative brewery. “It took five and a

Growing a family legacy with kale, broccoli and more

By on October 2, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Amy Douglas, owner of The Farmer’s Daughter, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on

A furry life and local tradition – Alpaca farming in N.C.

By on September 25, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Mike and Shelly Walsh, of Good Karma Ranch, are two of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021

Fall in love with Darnell Farms: Pumpkin picking, hayrides and more!

By on September 23, 2020

From the crisp fall air and beautiful mountain views to the unique hayride experience and pick-your-own pumpkins, Darnell Farms in Bryson City is offering the perfect setting for all your favorite farm activities. Choosing the perfect pumpkin is often a

Rice – A golden nugget of our state’s history

By on September 18, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Tommy Wheeler, of Tidewater Grain Company, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our

Apples are a big Deal to this N.C. family

By on September 11, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Lindsey Deal, of Deal Apple Orchards, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our

Swimming to success in the catfish industry

By on September 4, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Rob Mayo, of Carolina Classics Catfish, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our

For the love of vineyards and wine

By on August 28, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Debbie Stikeleather, of Iron Gate Vineyards & Winery, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021