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Shop local and online with foodie holiday boxes that support woman-owned businesses

By on November 16, 2020

The Christmas season is shaping up to look a little different as many consumer are expected to shop more online. It has also led many North Carolina-based companies to pivot when it comes to planning for holiday sales. WE Power

Strawberry Habanero Pepper Jelly wows judges at Specialty Foods Association competition

By on September 26, 2019

The 2019 N.C. Specialty Foods Association held it’s annual competition Aug. 28 and 29. Strawberry Habanero Pepper Jelly made by Valley Brook Farms of Durham was named Grand Champion. Almost 100 products competed in nine different categories. Categories were: Baked

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Farmers markets are alive with fresh produce, events and activities.

By on May 29, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers market season is well under way and shoppers will find plenty of locally grown fruits and vegetables at the market, plus

Hint: Moms like flowers

By on May 9, 2019

After a card, flowers are the most purchased gift for moms for Mother Day. This year support local farmers by buying mom a fresh local bouquet. Ashley Johnson in Lillington specializes in local cut flowers. Her farm, Foxhound Flower Farm,

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

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

Recipe: Pecan Pie Muffins

By on November 15, 2018

Need a last-minute dessert to bring to your family Thanksgiving dinner? Celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays with this quick and easy twist on Pecan Pie that all your friends and family are sure to love. Pecans are a staple

News Roundup

News Roundup: May 19 – 25

By on May 25, 2018

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. “These long horns aren’t longhorns. How an NC farmer is sustaining a rare cattle breed,”

Get ready for the 2018 Got to Be NC Festival

By on May 14, 2018

With more than 100 tractors, North Carolina food and beverages, music, a carnival and kids activities, the Got to Be NC Festival promises to be a not-to-be-missed event at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, May 18-20. “The antique tractor

Recipe: Zuppa Toscana Soup

By on January 18, 2018

J January’s chill calls for warm, “stick-to-your-bones” type meals. It’s no wonder that National Soup Month falls during what’s often the coldest month of the year. The recipe below utilizes fresh and local Swiss chard or kale, which are both