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Recipe: Swiss Chard Pickles

By on March 23, 2020

There’s a bit of a buzz about Swiss chard right now. Maybe it’s a small buzz, but just go with it. A couple of mentions and re-shares on social media are enough to proclaim Swiss chard is the new “it”

Recipe: sweet potato soldiers

By on February 28, 2020

February is almost over, which means that National Sweet Potato Month is coming to an end. It’s only right that we end off the month with one more sweet potato dish, and one that might just help satisfy your sweet

Recipe: slow cooker sweet potato bisque

By on February 19, 2020

This time of year it’s pretty difficult to find truly local produce that’s in season in North Carolina. Collards certainly are an option, and there may be some goodies growing in greenhouses. There’s certainly not an abundance of local farm-fresh

Baked Apple French Toast

By on January 3, 2019

During the colder months, it’s always nice to have a homemade, warm breakfast recipe to turn to. Whether you make this a regular weekend breakfast for the family, or spoil your friends and house guests with this delicious and sweet

Sweet Potato Eggnog

Recipe: Sweet Potato Eggnog

By on December 6, 2018

There’s no better way to prepare for a cold weekend in the Carolinas like with a perfect cup of eggnog. While you’re preparing for the winter weather and making the last-minute bread and milk run, be sure to grab these

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

Ice cream, lemonade and berries galore at the State Farmers Market Blueberry Day

By on June 21, 2018

In North Carolina, summer isn’t defined by blue skies, sunny days and barbecue – we have that all year long. Instead, we know it’s summer when blueberry season rolls around. Fittingly, Blueberry Day at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh

Recipe: Rustic Strawberry Shortcake

By on May 3, 2018

Good news! It’s strawberry season! Farmers markets, grocery stores and pick-your-own fields are finally teeming with red, ripe berries. Unusually cool temps had delayed the season by a few weeks. North Carolina is the third-largest producer of strawberries in the

Recipe: Pecan Toffee Pecan Pie

By on December 14, 2017

Pies are a holiday dessert staple. We found the holiday recipe below on Facebook and it uses pecan toffee made in Chapel Hill. This simple recipe will impress your guests and just might be the hit of any holiday gathering.

Recipe: 4th of July fruit bowl

By on June 29, 2017

Red, white and blue are the traditional colors used to celebrate the 4th of July, which is great news for fruit lovers because watermelons, cantaloupes, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries can make a great fruit salad. Fresh fruit is abundant at