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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

News Roundup

News Roundup: May 19 – 25

By on May 25, 2018

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. “These long horns aren’t longhorns. How an NC farmer is sustaining a rare cattle breed,”

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 25-31

By on July 31, 2015

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. State is preparing for

How to pick the perfect N.C. watermelon

By on July 15, 2013

From slices and seed-spitting contests to watermelon salsa and pickled rinds, no matter how you enjoy watermelon there’s no denying it’s a big part of the summer season. North Carolina is the eighth-largest producer of watermelons in the nation, and

Celebrate the Fourth of July with fresh, local food

By on July 1, 2011

Whether your tailgating before fireworks or hosting a cookout at home, you can find fresh ingredients for your next event at a local farmers market near you. There are no special events planned during the July 4th weekend at the