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The Big Tasty is looking for next great N.C. food product

By on August 25, 2012

If you’ve been looking for the push to start a new food business or expand your existing product line, The Big Tasty contest may be the incentive you need. Blue Ridge Food Ventures and Mountain BizWorks recently announced the contest

Food Business Almanac: Building long-term relationships

By on April 23, 2012

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that small-business owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist small-business owners with financial and market planning through

Today’s Topic: Lunch ‘n’ Learn workshop for value-added producers

By on April 26, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS will host a Lunch ‘n’ Learn workshop May 12 to provide value-added producers with tips on pricing and selling their

Regions add new flavor to Best Dish contest

By on March 16, 2011

The Best Dish in North Carolina restaurant contest, which showcases fine-dining and casual-dining restaurants using locally sourced ingredients, is adding a little spice to its annual competition. This year, contest organizers have divided the state into three regions – Western,

N.C. corn growers approve assessment to support research, marketing

By on March 3, 2011

North Carolina corn growers voted last month to continue the check-off program that supports research and marketing efforts for their crop. Eighty-eight percent of voting growers approved the measure, which will continue an assessment of 3/4 cent per bushel of

Faces in the Field: Matt Tunnell explains the Best Dish

By on May 27, 2009

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection…and more. Once a month, we’ll talk to one of our employees and hopefully provide

Judge for yourself: Best Dish in NC contest judging begins

By on April 29, 2009

The finalists in this year’s Best Dish in NC restaurant contest were recently named and have been posted to the Best Dish Web site. I recently scrolled through the pictures of the dishes in the Fine and Casual dining categories

Agriculture and social media: Twitter interview with The Peanut Roaster

By on April 16, 2009

The media has been all abuzz recently with coverage on Twitter, a social networking site that allows users to submit 140 characters-or-less updates about what they’re doing or where they’re going. The site has also emerged as a marketing and

Kitchen Sink

By on March 19, 2009

Lisa Prince, a marketing specialist and one-half of WRAL’s Got to Be Good Cookin’ weekly recipe segment, will join us on the blog each month with bonus recipes, cooking tips and a behind-the-scenes look at marketing N.C. agricultural products…everything and

Restaurant contest registration closes today

By on March 13, 2009

If you are headed to one of your favorite local restaurants for lunch today, be sure to ask if they are competing to serve North Carolina’s “Best Dish.” Registration to enter the competition ends today. The N.C. Department of Agriculture