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Recipe: Pork favorites from NC Food Bloggers

By on November 17, 2017

Last month, a handful of N.C. food bloggers  celebrated “Pork-tober,” also known as National Pork Month, by highlighting farmers, farmers markets and recipes featuring pork. The results? Delicious. Our state ranks second nationally in pork production. Duplin, Sampson, Bladen and

Recipe: Celebrating chicken

By on September 21, 2017

September is National Chicken Month. North Carolina ranks 3rd nationally in broilers, contributing nearly $3.5 billion of total farming cash receipts. According to the N.C. Poultry Federation, the poultry industry’s economic impact for NC is $36.6 billion.  More than 5,700

Got to be NC: Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

By on February 2, 2017

Krispy Kreme has been getting a lot of attention recently. Last week it was announced that North Carolinians prefer Krispy Kreme to Dunkin Doughnuts according to a recent public policy poll. Which means more of us agree on our favorite

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NCDA&CS takes center stage at the Southern Farm Show

By on January 30, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is pleased to present its lineup for the 2017 Southern Farm Show Feb. 1-3. This show is the Southeast’s largest agricultural exposition with more than 400

Got to Be NC recipes: Jim’s Own Pulled Pork

By on January 12, 2017

Whether it’s to stretch the after-holiday budget, or just have something warm and hearty to enjoy when coming home from work on a cold winter day, slow cookers are are popular accessory on kitchen counters in January. The following slow-cooker

NCDA&CS 2016 in review

By on December 30, 2016

For a department that touches the life of each and every N.C. resident on a regular basis, it’s tough to come up with a year in review that’s not the size of a small town’s phone book. The NCDA&CS has

Tar Heel Kitchen: Chocolate Covered Peanuts

By on December 8, 2016

  Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These

Got to Be NC makes it easy to find local at NC Seafood Festival

By on September 26, 2016

This weekend, seafood lovers will flock to Morehead City for the annual N.C. Seafood Festival. The three-day event features live music, cooking demonstrations, and of course, a lot of seafood. One of the goals of the Seafood Festival is to

News Roundup

News Roundup: Aug. 13-19

By on August 19, 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. “$45M Golden LEAF grant makes NCSU plant research facility a reality,” Triangle Business Journal: With help

Got to Be NC recipes: Texas Pete Roasted Corn and Poblano Salad

By on August 18, 2016

Where can you find Platinum Lady, Silver Queen, Bodacious and Dazzle? If you live in North Carolina, check out your farmers market. There are still several varieties of late-season corn for sale. Grilled, baked, buttered or canned for later use, corn is versatile.