Posts tagged N.C. Specialty Foods Association

Eight N.C. specialty food companies compete in national contest

We all know that when you want the best that’s Grown, Raised, Caught or Made,  it’s Got To Be NC! Now let’s let the rest of the nation know. Eight North Carolina food companies are competing in the national Specialty Food Association’s second annual My Story My Ad contest. And they need our help to […]

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Carolina Table Salt and Red Clay Gourmet take top honors in N.C. Specialty Foods Association contest

Bacon jam and pimento cheese won over the judges of the 2014 Product Awards at the N.C. Specialty Foods Association’s spring conference held last week in Raleigh. In addition to the competition, the spring conference featured workshops, guest speakers and networking opportunities for the state’s specialty food businesses.   The theme for this year’s competition […]

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Specialty foods showcased at Southern Christmas Show

If you attend the final weekend of the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte, be on the lookout for @ The Market N.C. Specialty Foods exhibit. The store features more than 200 items produced locally by 34 food businesses from across the state. You’ll find a variety of products for your upcoming holiday festivities, including cooking […]

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Food Business Almanac: Product Design

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through the agribusiness development section. She can be reached at annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov. The old adage that a […]

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N.C. Specialty Foods Association announces 2013 Product Awards finalists

Last month, the N.C. Specialty Foods Association held its spring conference in Raleigh. The event included workshops, guest speakers and networking opportunities for food businesses from across the state. In addition, the association held its 2013 Product Awards, a competition for specialty products. The association announced finalists in three categories: condiments, snacks and packaging. Little […]

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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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Winners announced in N.C. specialty foods competition

On Sept. 10, dozens of specialty food businesses gathered in Raleigh for the N.C. Specialty Foods Association’s annual fall conference. The organization promotes the specialty foods industry in the state and offers opportunities for owners to develop and improve their products. During the conference, the organization also hosted three specialty foods contests for dressings, mixes […]

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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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