Archive for July, 2009

Advance ticket sales for N.C. State Fair start Monday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m.

Heads up to anyone who loves their thrill rides fast, their food deep-fried and their pumpkins huge: Admission, ride and Dorton Arena concert tickets for the N.C. State Fair go on sale Monday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. at www.ncstatefair.org. Buying advance tickets will save $2 per adult admission ticket and $8 per ride sheet. […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Food Briefs: Want a blue ribbon?,” News & Observer: Then you should enter a cooking contest at the N.C. […]

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Winning Peach Day dessert contest recipes

Peach Day at the State Farmers Market was a huge hit, and we have the winning dessert contest recipes to prove it. In the adult category, Raleigh’s Judy Easterly took top honors for her Fresh Peaches and Cream Pie; Wake Forest’s Alice McFadden won second place for her Creamy Peach Walnut Tart; and Adena Syfrett’s […]

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Today’s Topic: Trade mission to China

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is leading a trade mission to China Aug. 1-8 to expand markets for North Carolina tobacco, soybeans, cotton and other commodities. Meetings with Chinese officials will take place in Beijing, Kunming, Guangzhou […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Peach cobbler

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. We’ll post each video here, along with links to the recipes. North Carolina is in the thick of its peach season, and this week’s cooking […]

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Kitchen Sink: Lisa Prince shares a favorite (and easy) ice cream recipe

Lisa Prince, a marketing specialist and one-half of WRAL’s Got to Be Good Cookin’ weekly recipe segment, will join us on the blog each month with bonus recipes, cooking tips and a behind-the-scenes look at marketing N.C. agricultural products…everything and the kitchen sink. Homemade ice cream is a perfect summertime treat for keeping cool, and […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Farmers reap the harvest of the buy-local trend,” WRAL: A new survey suggests that amidst a down economy, consumers […]

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Peach Day at the State Farmers Market

We have all heard, and sometimes used, peach clichés – “it’s a peach of a day,” “everything’s peachy,” “peachy keen,” etc. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow in Raleigh, however, those sayings will ring true: Thursday is the State Farmers Market’s annual Peach Day. The newly crowned North Carolina Peach Queen will be there, along […]

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Today’s Topic: Aquaculture grants

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina aquaculture producers are eligible for grant money to offset losses they sustained during 2008 because of high feed costs. Money is available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, aka the stimulus package.The NCDA&CS […]

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NCDA&CS Plant Conservation Program gains 60 acres in Union County

The NCDA&CS Plant Conservation Program has some additional land, thanks to the generosity of The Nature Conservancy. The conservancy announced today that it had transferred 60 acres of Union County prairie, known as the Mineral Spring Barrens, to the program. “Our department is pleased to accept this generous donation of valuable property from The Nature […]

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