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Recipe: Muscadine Grape & Gingersnap Crisp

By on September 7, 2017

September is wine and grape month and, in North Carolina, that means there’s a lot to celebrate. With a $1.7 billion economic impact, 525 grape growers and more than 180 wineries, North Carolina has a strong reputation as a wine

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Tomato sandwiches four ways

By on August 31, 2017

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. Below, Brian and Lisa feature recipes starring a favorite of summertime meals – the tomato. Check out your local farmers market

NC Board of Agriculture approves rules for Animal Shelter Fund

By on August 25, 2017

The N.C. Board of Agriculture on Aug. 23 adopted permanent rules for the Animal Shelter Support Fund. The rules define eligible expenses and establish application guidelines for the fund. Temporary rules have been in place since November 2016. The General

Recipe: Savory BBQed Honey-Rosemary Grilled NC Peaches

By on August 24, 2017

Summertime may be winding down but there’s still time to enjoy juicy and delicious NC peaches. August is National Peach Month and a great time to find creative ways to use peaches while they are still available. Below is a

Recipe: Honey Citrus Glazed Carrots

By on August 17, 2017

August 19 is National Honey Bee Day. According to the National Honey Board, honey bees are responsible for about 80 percent of all insect pollination. In all, honey bee pollination is valued at more than $17 billion a year. The

Recipe: National Potato Day

By on August 10, 2017

National Potato Day is Aug. 19, giving North Carolina residents the perfect opportunity to celebrate “new” potatoes. North Carolina farmers produce early-crop or summer-harvested potatoes, which are on the market during June and July. These new potatoes are both fresh

State Farmers Market helps farmers and specialty vendors grow their businesses

By on August 9, 2017

National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 6-12. North Carolina has numerous reasons to celebrate this event because our state’s farmers markets provide residents with fresh, healthy food and support the efforts of local farmers. According to the U.S. Department of

Community events bring crowds to NC farmers markets

By on August 7, 2017

National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 6-12. North Carolina has numerous reasons to celebrate this event because our state’s farmers markets provide residents with fresh, healthy food and support the efforts of local farmers. According to the U.S. Department of

High fives for the N.C. Farm to School Program, which helps put healthy, locally grown produce into school cafeterias across the state. Interactive mascots help engage students during special events and programs.

NCDA&CS serving the needs of today’s littlest consumers, too

By on July 31, 2017

This month, we’ve been highlighting some of the consumer services offered by the department as we mark the 20th anniversary of the addition of “& Consumer Services” to the department’s name. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler likes to tell people that

Spay/Neuter Program encourages responsible pet ownership

By on July 24, 2017

Some of the best things that owning a dog or a cat can bring include unconditional love and companionship. But pets also bring their share of expenses, including food, vaccinations and, of course, the cost of spaying or neutering. The