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Sweet Potato Eggnog

Recipe: Sweet Potato Eggnog

By on December 6, 2018

There’s no better way to prepare for a cold weekend in the Carolinas like with a perfect cup of eggnog. While you’re preparing for the winter weather and making the last-minute bread and milk run, be sure to grab these

Recipe: Pork Cheeks

By on November 29, 2018

A perfect holiday recipe comes from the award-winning French chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne who is sharing his recipe for Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork Cheeks. Chef Restaurateur Serge Falcoz-Vigne and his team bring a truly authentic French fine dining experience to Raleigh,

Recipe: Frosty Paws Nice Cream

By on November 22, 2018

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

Thankful for lower prices for Thanksgiving meals

By on November 21, 2018

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

Redefining the kilogram: scientists to vote on more accurate way to measure mass

By on November 15, 2018

  The Weights and Measures Section of the Standards division of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is tasked with inspecting consumer weighing and measuring devices for accuracy. They also check pre-packaged items to determine if the weight

Tubakia, or not Tubakia? That is the Question.

By on October 31, 2018

Recently, oak trees throughout North Carolina are falling victim to a disease, evident by browning leaves  and premature leaf drop. When encountering a situation like this, forest health professionals handle it like a detective case, examining the available evidence, ruling

Upcoming swine floodplain buyout information sessions

By on October 24, 2018

Four information sessions are planned for producers interested in learning more about the latest round of swine floodplain buyout efforts. Below are the dates, times and locations of the upcoming sessions. The information sessions are free, please call to register

Tips for carving your perfect Halloween pumpkin

By on October 24, 2018

Patrick O’Brien is a former chef who now travels the country as a professional fruit and vegetable carver. Known as the Fruit Carving Ninja, he produces displays for trade shows, special events, culinary competitions and more. We caught up with

Extensive collection of plows and farm equipment donated to NCDA&CS

By on October 21, 2018

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has received a generous gift from the estate of John William “Bill” Turner: a large collection of antique plows and associated farm equipment. A portion of the collection has been on display

A Bird’s Eye View: Aerial surveyors map timber damage from Hurricane Florence

By on October 1, 2018

As one of the top 10 most damaging hurricanes, Hurricane Florence dealt North Carolina a staggering blow in September 2018.  As Florence battered North Carolina’s coast, it brought wind gusts of more than 100 mph, a pre-landfall storm surge that