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News Roundup: March 23-29

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. “Chinese-owned lumber company expanding Charlotte headquarters,” Charlotte Observer: A Chinese-owned hardwood lumber company will expand its headquarters in Charlotte, […]

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2013 Flavors of Carolina moves Cottage Lane to “Main Street”

Some people uncork a fine bottle of wine to celebrate a special occasion. Samantha Swan prefers to crack open a 20-year-old jar of her grandfather’s pepper relish. The coveted relish was made using cayenne peppers grown in the front yard of her family’s home on Cottage Lane in Chapel Hill. Since 2011, Cottage Lane Kitchen […]

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It’s Got to Be NC at Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte

The Southern Christmas Show has been a holiday shopping tradition in the Queen City for 45 years. This year, shoppers will be able to add a local touch to their holiday celebrations with a variety of food and agriculture products made in North Carolina. The department, along with the N.C. Specialty Food Association, N.C. Christmas […]

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NC specialty foods draw crowds at Southern Christmas Show

In a state where agriculture is the top industry, it seems appropriate that the “buy local” movement should apply to food products as well as other merchandise. It’s no surprise, then, that the N.C. Specialty Foods Association exhibit at the 2011 Southern Christmas Show did so well in its sophomore year. Twenty-five local food companies […]

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Tomatoes ripe for tasting in Asheville

Cooler temperatures aren’t the only reasons to visit the mountains this weekend.Visitors to the WNC Farmers Market will get a chance to sample and vote for their favorite variety of locally grown tomatoes in the annual Tomato Tasting celebration Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everything from Mr. Stripey and Mountain Fresh to Carolina […]

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Farmers markets make Memorial Day shopping easy

If you’re hosting a Memorial Day cookout this weekend, plan a visit to a state farmers market for your grocery needs. You can find a large selection of locally grown produce, as well as a variety of fresh meats and cheeses. A trip to a farmers markets also is a great way to spend time […]

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News Roundup: July 10-16

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. “N.C. swine farms not making energy from waste,” WRAL-TV: A North Carolina program to turn pig waste into power has […]

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Photos from the Field: Metrolina Greenhouses

Flats of plants sit beneath hanging baskets at Metrolina Greenhouses Inc. in Huntersville Charlotte is known more for banking than agriculture, but the area is home to the largest single-site, heated greenhouse in the United States — Metrolina Greenhouses Inc. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recently visited the Huntersville nursery while touring farms in the region. […]

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Celebrate N.C. strawberries with Strawberry Day

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 no denying our love for N.C. strawberries. In fact, our state is the fourth largest […]

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Today’s Topic: National Farmers Market Week

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Aug. 2-8 is National Farmers Market Week, and it’s a great time to visit a farmers market and pick up some of the great food we produce here in North Carolina, Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda Garrison […]

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