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Food Distribution Division meets challenge of getting more food to more people

By on December 24, 2020

To say the NCDA&CS Food Distribution Division has had two monumental years may seem like a bit of exaggeration. The numbers make it clear though. Division director Gary Gay says the division has nearly doubled the amount of food its

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Frittata

By on August 3, 2017

Sweet potatoes are not just for casseroles and pies around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our state vegetable is perfect for any season and is available year-round. Check out the recipe below for a quick and easy way to spice up dinner with

High fives for the N.C. Farm to School Program, which helps put healthy, locally grown produce into school cafeterias across the state. Interactive mascots help engage students during special events and programs.

NCDA&CS serving the needs of today’s littlest consumers, too

By on July 31, 2017

This month, we’ve been highlighting some of the consumer services offered by the department as we mark the 20th anniversary of the addition of “& Consumer Services” to the department’s name. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler likes to tell people that

Recipe: Walking Meal

By on March 23, 2017

Spring is here and schedules are getting busy. This means eating healthy and well-balanced meals often take a back seat to what’s easy and quick.  Good nutrition is all about food choices that promote health and prevent disease. In celebration

News Roundup: Jan. 22-28

By on January 28, 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. “Navy again suspends work

News Roundup: Dec. 25-31

By on December 31, 2010

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. “Counting calories will soon

In the Market: Summer fruits and vegetables

By on June 30, 2010

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local-foods shopping experiences across the state. It’s the beginning of

In the Market: Goodness grows in living color

By on May 12, 2010

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local-foods shopping experiences across the state. Using the “Goodness Grows

Field Trip: Navigating nutritious, local food

By on December 9, 2009

Each month in our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that go on in the Department. Even though you may be bundling up