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Today’s Topic: Agriculture Year in Review

By on December 31, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” What a year it has been! Listen below as Commissioner Troxler has a Christmas Day chat with Mike Davis from the Southern

Recipe: Roast in the Crock Pot

By on December 27, 2018

As the holiday season is ending, easy dinners are a must. Even some of the best dinners can take little effort! Grab your crock pot and jot down this delicious, slow cooked meal for any dinner occasion. This preparation is

The health of our forests: 2018 year-in-review

By on December 27, 2018

Each year, the beautiful forests of our state encounter risks from various threats.  The significance of native pests vary by year, but the threat from invasive pests is only increasing with time. Some, such as the hemlock woolly adelgid and the

Recipe: Italian Stuffed Eggs

By on December 13, 2018

There’s nothing like realizing you need a last-minute dish for a holiday get-together. We have found the perfect 15-minute recipe that everyone at the party will love and that will feed plenty. This appetizer is the perfect finger food for

Not too late to get your fresh North Carolina Christmas tree

By on December 12, 2018

The fifth time proved to be the charm for Christmas tree grower Larry Smith of Newland. Smith won the National Christmas Tree Association’s annual tree contest on his fifth try, and with it, the right to provide the official White

Dec. 12: National Poinsettia Day

By on December 12, 2018

What is the holiday season without the beautiful and vibrant plant, the poinsettia? The festive flower is incredibly important to North Carolina as the state ranks second in poinsettia production and sales. “Poinsettia production in our state has a major

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