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News Roundup: Oct. 1-7

By on October 7, 2016

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Farm leaders rally for eastern North Carolina agriculture,” Sampson Independent: When it comes to agriculture

Winners announced in ‘Dig into Local’ Best Menu NC contest

By on October 7, 2015

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced winners in its first-ever “Dig into Local” Best Menu NC contest. The event recognized local restaurants and food businesses for their use of locally sourced ingredients. Heirloom Restaurant in Charlotte placed

Local businesses to participate in ‘Dig into Local’ menu contest

By on June 8, 2015

Thirteen restaurants and food businesses from across the state have been selected to participate in the first-ever “Dig into Local” Best Menu NC contest. The competition highlights businesses that feature locally sourced ingredients on their menus. “The farm-to-table movement has

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Restaurants can enter new ‘Dig into Local’ Best Menu NC contest

By on March 24, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” For many years the NCDA&CS has sponsored promotions to encourage restaurants to use more local food on their menus. The latest of

News Roundup: July 12-18

By on July 18, 2014

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “NCDA’s ‘Dig Into Local’

News Roundup: June 28 – July 3

By on July 4, 2014

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Bladenboro farmer producing electricity

News Roundup: May 10-16

By on May 16, 2014

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Asheville area food sales

Spend your weekend at a local farmers market

By on April 8, 2011

Take a break from your chore list this weekend and spend some quality time with your family while supporting local agriculture. The NCDA&CS manages five farmers markets across the state, featuring a variety of fresh and locally grown produce, meats

Today’s Topic: Dig Into Local food shows are April 9 in Asheville & Wilmington, April 16 in Blowing Rock

By on April 5, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the three Dig Into Local food shows scheduled for this month. The shows will highlight

News Roundup: March 26-April 1

By on April 1, 2011

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Cold snap shouldn’t harm