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.

Leaping into lavender: Two farmers who dove head first into following their dream

By on June 5, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Robert and Karen Macdonald, of Lavender Oaks Farm, are two of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire

A sweet family tradition that stuck for over 75 years

By on May 29, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Audra and Rick Ellis, of Ellis Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year

From white fields to Wrangler jeans: A journey of N.C. cotton

By on May 22, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Donny Lassiter, of Lassiter Family Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on

It’s a farm life: The story of a strong daddy-daughter bond

By on May 15, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Darrell, Sheryl and Megan Lambeth, of Daddy-Daughter Farm, a few of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire

The well-mannered life of a farmer

By on May 8, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Sydney Edwards Dunn, of Wendell Farming Co. LLC, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire

Fascinated by flowers: A farmer’s dream

By on May 1, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Ruth Holcomb, of Currin’s Nursery, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on our

Baldwin Beef: A farmer following his dream

By on April 23, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. V. Mac Baldwin, of Baldwin Beef, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on

Strawberry farm going strong amid COVID-19 pandemic

By on April 17, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Joan Rudd, owner of Rudd Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on

The Chef and the Farmer: A Berry Special Relationship

By on April 9, 2020

The relationship between a chef and a farmer is one based on pride, creativity and a passion for food. Two women who truly bring meaning to the phrase “farm to table,” or in this case, farm to bakery, are Jennifer

Recipe: Boiled Peanut Hummus

By on March 5, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only celebration to be found in March. It’s also National Peanut Month! North Carolina ranks fifth nationally in peanut production. Local peanuts can be found at various locations, including Mackey’s Ferry Peanuts, Hampton Farms Peanuts,