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Chai Strawberry Bread takes first place in Strawberry Day Dessert Contest

By on May 4, 2013

Deborah Whitmire of Cary walked away with $100 and bragging rights after her Chai Strawberry Bread earned her first place in the State Farmers Market’s Strawberry Dessert Contest. The bread, served with a strawberry mascarpone spread, won over judges from

Strawberries, herbs and gardening advice

By on May 3, 2012

“When you want the best, it’s got to be NC!” That’s not a bad slogan to live by, especially when it comes to fresh, locally grown food. You can find a wide selection of local produce, meats and cheeses at

Getting in shape with N.C. fruits and vegetables

By on July 19, 2010

The USDA recommends that each person consume one to three cups of vegetables and one to two cups of fruits on a daily basis. Sometimes it may seem difficult to eat your daily quota, but the abundance and variety of fresh N.C. fruits

Photos from the Field: Down on the Farm

By on June 28, 2010

The commodity characters shown above were originally used for Down on the Farm, a play created by our Marketing Division in the 1990s to promote N.C. agriculture. Several costumes have fallen into disrepair over the past decade, but some are still used

There’s a new berry in town

By on June 9, 2010

The N.C. strawberry season started early with an abudant crop, due in part to the warmer-than-normal weather in the state this spring. As strawberry season is wrapping up, farmers markets and roadside stands are welcoming blueberry season with events such as Blueberry Day

Celebrate N.C. strawberries with Strawberry Day

By on April 28, 2010

Around here, we think strawberries are really special. We add them to our cereal in the morning, mix them into our smoothies in the afternoon and make desserts from them in the evening . That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but there is