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Create a summertime bucket list including fun farm adventures

By on June 24, 2022

We have officially entered the lazy days of summer, when school is out and fun adventures are to be had. Mark the calendar, pack a picnic, water bottles, sunscreen and tennis shoes and head out on your own farm adventure

Bogue Sound watermelons offer a sweet taste of summer

By on July 6, 2020

In the White Oak River basin of North Carolina the first of July ushers in the start of one of the sweetest parts of summer — watermelon season. The Bogue Sound Watermelon Growers Association consists of about 20 members and

Apples to blackberries – A shift in farm focus

By on July 3, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Brent Brown, of Double B. Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on

Today’s Topic: Blueberry season is in full swing.

By on June 24, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Fresh North Carolina blueberries can be found in grocery stores, roadside stands and farmers across the state. Get them while you can.

It’s that time of the year again, grilling season!

By on May 23, 2019

It’s that time of the year again, grilling season!When we think of summer break, we think about the warm weather, swimming in pools and lakes, hiking in the mountains, and of course the smell of a cookout. To kick off

Recipe: Cantaloupe punch that tastes like August

By on August 16, 2018

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. This week our state took back bragging rights for world’s

Recipe: simple squash and onions

By on August 9, 2018

It’s that time of year when farmers markets and neighbors with abundant gardens are teeming with fresh yellow squash and zucchini. If you are the type that have shied away from squash because your weren’t quite sure how to prepare

Recipe: Crowd pleasing Watermelon Fruit Bowl

By on July 26, 2018

This week the State Farmers Market celebrated Watermelon Day. Watermelons are cool and juicy and perfect for a hot summer day. A watermelon fruit bowl is a great way to serve watermelon, the rind itself serves as the bowl. Good

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Today’s Topic: Farmers markets across the state hitting the peak of season

By on June 20, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” When the weather heats up, consumers will find more and more offerings at their local farmers market. In June and July, markets

News Roundup: Sept. 17-23

By on September 23, 2016

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. “Crop science execs defend mergers; NC Senator cites regulation as driving deals,” WRAL: Top officials for