Making wine and growing a father-daughter bond at Overmountain Vineyards

By on December 31, 2021

Every Friday on social media for the last year and a half, we have posted a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. Sofia Lilly with Overmountain Vineyard is one of those

From the Ag Department: A pair of family recipes made with love

By on December 30, 2021

Lori Wright’s Deep Dish Sweet Potato Pie There are few things quite as tied up in happy memories as a family recipe. For Lori Wright, NCDA&CS Plant Conservation Program Assistant, her love of baking was instilled at an early age.

From the Lumbee kitchen: A soup for leftovers that won’t be a ‘gaumy mess’

By on December 29, 2021

Jamie Locklear grew up in the Saddletree community outside Lumberton in Robeson County. He’s a cultural preservationist of Lumbee foodways.* After the work and stress of putting together a full Christmas meal, his idea for what to do with Christmas

Wrapping up 2021 and looking forward to 2022.

By on December 28, 2021

Summary: Highlights from 2021 and a reminder about the upcoming Southern Farm Show Feb. 2-4, 2022. It doesn’t seem possible that it is Dec. 28 – the week of 2021. This has been both a quick year and a long

Supporting local at a seaside escape in Beaufort

By on December 27, 2021

A passion for all things local is what drives Chefs Kim Bell and Jonathan Haas and their menu choices at the Inn on Turner in Beaufort. This coastal getaway is appealing for visitors due to it’s short walk to the

Hooked on a life of farming

By on December 24, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. Randy Gray with Circle G Farm is one of those industry leaders. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run

Holiday leftovers become family traditions

By on December 23, 2021

Matt Rivers, Executive Chef at Timberlake’s Restaurant at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, grew up in Kinston where he developed his love of cooking and culinary talents from his mother. He worked for a variety of chefs across the

Food traditions help define the holidays and spark joyful memories

By on December 22, 2021

Sheri Castle has been writing about food and talking about food professionally for 30 years, always with the goal of helping home cooks become more confident and passionate about cooking. She understands the powerful connection between food and holiday memories.

Looking for special events to enjoy with the family? Holiday events abound at farmers markets and agritourism farms. This year, plan to shop and support local.

By on December 21, 2021

Summary: Agritourism farms and farmers markets across the state are planning family friendly activities around the holidays, so if you are looking to finish up some last-minute shopping or just looking for something fun to do to get out of

Inspired to change the world one product at a time

By on December 17, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers or agriculture industry workers. David Duong with Oak Ridge Farms is one of those industry leaders. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run