With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, strawberry farms are opening for shoppers and, undoubtedly, strawberry lovers are ready for local berries. “Growers have done a good job protecting the crop from recent cool temperatures and because of their
Ogburn Berries & Produce is a family-owned strawberry and produce farm in Willow Spring in Johnston County. The farm is currently operated by 4th generation farmer, Sim Ogburn. The farm was bought in the early 1900s by Sim’s great-grandfather, Simeon
Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Randall Patterson of Patterson Farm Market & Tours is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021
This week NCDA&CS will deliver four tractor-trailer loads of North Carolina-grown strawberries to schools across the state. The deliveries happen thanks to the N.C. Farm to School program – a collaborative effort between the department’s Food Distribution and Marketing divisions.
The recent cold temperatures kept strawberry growers busy frost protecting their plants, but it appears to have been successful. Fresh strawberries are starting to come in now in Eastern counties, with more expected over the next two weeks. Summary of
The spring agritourism season is getting under way now with a variety of activities planned at farms across the state. There’s no shortage of fun-on-the farm activities – pick-your own flowers and strawberries, farm-fresh foods and country stores, yoga with
Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Joan Rudd, owner of Rudd Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on
’tis the season for strawberries in North Carolina. When it comes to truly tasty food, you have to strike while the iron is hot, as the proverbial saying goes. That means getting produce when it’s in season, and the closer
Happy 4th of July! This week, we want to share a sweet, festive treat for this patriotic weekend from The Dairy Alliance. North Carolina ranks 3rd in the nation in strawberry production. Be sure to grab your ingredients at your
Since strawberry season has officially begun in North Carolina, we thought we would share another sweet treat with you. The N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and N.C. Strawberry Association will celebrate with two Strawberry Day events in May.