Archive for May, 2012

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Blueberry Scones

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 recipe for Blueberry Scones is a great way to start your day. Remember, blueberries have a short growing season (mid May-mid July) in North […]

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Today’s Topic: Hurricane season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Even though two named tropical storms have already formed, the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until Friday. Farmers need to be prepared. Experts at N.C. State University are predicting an average hurricane season, but North Carolina […]

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News Roundup: May 19-25

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. “16 chefs will compete in Iron Chef-style contest starting June 11 in Raleigh,” News & Observer: Chef Jimmy Crippen, […]

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Enjoy local food this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is often considered the kick-off to summer. For many families, this weekend is spent traveling, enjoying family picnics or having a cookout in the backyard. No matter how you spend your weekend, you can easily incorporate local food into the mix. Here are some tips and resources to get you started: 1. Visit […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Strawberry-Blueberry Cupcake Freeze

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. According to Brian Shrader, this is a “creamy, smooth, but zingy” treat perfect for the summer-like temperatures at the end of May. To make Strawberry-Blueberry […]

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Today’s Topic: Farm to School program receives grant from BCBSNC Foundation

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Rhonda Garrison and Commissioner Troxler are joined by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Chief Executive Officer Brad Wilson to talk about how a $1.2 million grant will help school children learn more […]

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News Roundup: May 12-18

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. “Headed to the Got to Be NC Festival? Some tips,” WRAL: It’s a big weekend with two major festivals […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Rustic strawberry shortcake

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. It’s strawberry season in North Carolina, and Brian and Lisa are celebrating with a month of strawberry recipes. This recipe for Rustic Strawberry Shortcake is […]

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Today’s Topic: Got to Be NC Festival takes place May 18-20 at State Fairgrounds

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The fifth annual Got to Be NC Festival is set for May 18-20 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The event celebrates North Carolina food and agriculture, but as Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda, the festival is also […]

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Foundation for N.C. lumber exports built on strong relationships

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps promote exports of N.C. agricultural products through its International Marketing office. Through these efforts, North Carolina now exports about $3 billion in agricultural products each year. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight some local growers and food manufacturers finding success on the global stage. From […]

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