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N.C. Specialty Foods Association celebrates 25 years

By on May 6, 2019

The N.C. Specialty Foods Association celebrated its 25th anniversary last month with a reception at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. The group, which promotes locally made gourmet food and specialty products, held its inaugural meeting at the Angus Barn on

Recipe: Mint Chocolate Truffles

By on May 2, 2019

Happy National Chocolate Truffle Day! This week, we are going to share a yummy and easy recipe for you to make your own truffles at home. The chocolate-filled dessert that we’re sharing with you this week is from Live Well

Celebrate National Arbor Day and become a Tree City, Campus or Utility

By on April 26, 2019

Arbor day is more than planting a tree, it’s about improving the lives of residents in communities that maintain and grow their urban and community forests. It all began with J. Sterling Morton, the founder and editor of the Nebraska

Recipe: Buffalo Egg Salad Celery Sticks

By on April 25, 2019

Happy National Egg Salad Week! In honor of this week, we are going to share an egg-cellent and easy dish with you. The Incredible Egg is a good source for fact, recipes, nutritional facts and information on egg farmers. If

Strawberries are a hit for N.C. Farm to School

By on April 22, 2019

North Carolina school kids listen up – strawberries are hitting the lunch menu. The N.C. Farm to School program, has delivered food from local farms directly to the schools for over 20 years. In 2018, sales from N.C. farms totaled

Recipe: Bunnies’ Tres Leches Mini Cakes

By on April 18, 2019

Looking for the perfect sweet treat for Easter? Need an easy dessert to make with the kids? We’re sharing a quick, yummy recipe from the N.C. Egg Association this holiday weekend! This tres leches recipe only takes a little over

Chocolate bunnies and chick peeps make better Easter basket gifts

By on April 17, 2019

Baby chicks, ducks and rabbits sure are cute, but they come with responsibility, too. This weekend, consider the long-term commitment they require before buying them for Easter baskets. More than 500 rabbits and 300 chickens are turned over to animal

Recipe: Inside-Out Grilled Cheese with Turkey, Apple & Bacon

By on April 11, 2019

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! This week we are sharing a popular recipe from Kate Kelly, Life of a Ginger author and North Carolina blogger. Not only is it National Grilled Cheese Month, but Friday, April 12 is National Grilled

Backyard Blog Tips: Moss problems

By on April 10, 2019

If you want tips for greener yards, perkier plants and healthier soils, then follow along with the Backyard Blog Tips, a monthly column from agronomists with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agronomic Services Division — yes, the

Recipe: Strawberry Mini Cakes

By on April 4, 2019

Since strawberry season has officially begun in North Carolina, we thought we would share another sweet treat with you. The N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and N.C. Strawberry Association will celebrate with two Strawberry Day events in May.