Viewing: Field Notes

Grape picking and wine sipping; vineyards welcome fall guests

By on September 30, 2020

As we get into the fall season, North Carolina’s vineyards are an attractive option to get your agritourism fix. You can visit some vineyards to pick muscadine grapes or just buy the sweet native grapes already picked. The other big

Firefly Farms rings in Halloween with Witch’s Haunted Barn

By on September 28, 2020

When Cindy Stubbs retired from veterinary medicine in 2008, all she initially wanted to do was “play in the dirt.” That desire quickly grew into what is now Firefly Farm in Hillsborough, and now Stubbs is ready to share her

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

Crossroads Corn Maze is a family’s dream come true

By on September 24, 2020

Pumpkins, corn mazes and crisp, cool weather are sure signs that fall has arrived. Since 2017, residents in the Rolesville/Knightdale area of Wake County have had a month-long way to celebrate fall’s arrival with the opening of Crossroads Corn Maze.

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

Willow oak rooted in Wake County holds potential as future Champion Tree

By on September 17, 2020

Since 1928, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds complex in Raleigh, North Carolina has been the backdrop for the crowning of numerous champions and ribbon winners. The latest contender is unique in that the Fairgrounds complex serves as more than just

It’s a fine time for muscadines

By on September 16, 2020

This time of year muscadine grapes are a hot commodity in North Carolina and the southeast. The juicy and sweet grapes are native to the region, and now is the time to find them from backyards to small farms and

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Small Farms program a valuable resource for minority, limited resource and military veteran farmers.

By on September 15, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS Small Farms program helps minority and limited resource farmers navigate federal and state programs, and assist military veterans interested in

N.C. Pork Council’s Summer of Cue cooks up support for N.C. barbecue restaurants

By on September 14, 2020

This summer, social media followers of the N.C. Pork Council were given the opportunity to show their support for North Carolina barbecue restaurants and earn a free t-shirt by posting a photo of their plate on Instagram or Facebook with