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Recipe: Corn on (and off) the cob

By on June 15, 2017

Check out your nearest farmers market for the newly arrived stars, including Silver Queen, Peaches and Cream and Fantasia. These stars aren’t the newest reality TV sensations, these are popular corn varieties. Oftentimes, the corn is fresh picked in the

Recipe: June is Dairy Month

By on June 8, 2017

As if you needed another reason to enjoy a big bowl of ice cream. June is National Dairy Month and a great time to celebrate the milk, cheese and, yes, ice cream produced by our North Carolina dairy farmers. North

What’s in Season: Fresh fruits and vegetables

By on June 1, 2017

It’s the beginning of June and farmers markets across the state are beginning to fill up with fresh, locally grown produce. Visitors to local markets should find a colorful and diverse array of fresh and local produce, including strawberries, blueberries,

Recipe Roundup: Celebrating the blues (berry)

By on May 25, 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 that include our state’s official blue berry as the main ingredient. North Carolina is the

Recipe: Got to Be NC Festival

By on May 18, 2017

This weekend the Got to Be NC Festival is being held at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This event is a family-friendly celebration of agriculture, food and fun. The festival offers something for everyone, including farm animals, antique tractors,

Recipe Roundup: Creative strawberry recipes

By on May 11, 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 that include our state’s official red berry as the main ingredient. North Carolina is the

Recipe Roundup: Spring time is egg time

By on April 27, 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 with eggs as the star ingredient. The egg industry ranks seventh in North Carolina commodity

Recipe: Strawberry Upside Down Cake

By on April 20, 2017

Have you heard the good news? Strawberry growers are expecting a strong second wave of the crop, which should hopefully be ready for picking and last through the end of May. Farmers markets and roadside stands should have plenty of

Recipe: Naturally dyed Easter eggs

By on April 13, 2017

Decorating and hunting for eggs has long been a part of Easter traditions. Many families, like mine, mostly would pick up plastic eggs at the store and fill with candy, stickers or quarters. This year, I tried the old-fashioned approach

Recipe: Mt. Olive Pickles

By on April 6, 2017

Spicy, sour, sweet or dill. Whatever your pickle preference, it’s likely Mt. Olive Pickles in Wayne County has your pickle craving covered. With almost 100 years in the pickle business, Mt. Olive  has certainly earned a reputation for being tops