Posts tagged N.C. Farm to School

News Roundup: Nov. 23-27

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. “Free birds: Snow Hill farm raises turkeys that are ‘beyond organic,” Jacksonville News: This Thanksgiving, some area residents will […]

Share

News Roundup: Oct. 26-Nov. 1

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 “‘Can day’ at NC State Fair nets 243,000 pounds of food,” WRAL: The Food Bank of Central and Eastern […]

Share

News Roundup: Jan. 5-11

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. “Raleigh man will lead Future Farmers of America,” News & Observer: A native North Carolinian will soon be responsible […]

Share

News Roundup: June 2-8

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. Farm to School sales top $1 million,” Greensboro News & Record: The state agriculture department reached a milestone […]

Share

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 […]

Share

Governor proclaims October as Farm to School Month

The department’s popular Farm to School program recently received another honor – having Gov. Bev Perdue proclaim the month of October as Farm to School Month. School kids are some of the program’s biggest fans, especially when the hugely popular strawberries, watermelon slices and apples are featured on the menus in school cafeterias. During the month […]

Share

News Roundup: August 28 – September 3

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. “Perdue: N.C. dodged a bullet with Earl,” WRAL-TV: Hurricane Earl churned past the Outer Banks, and its powerful gusts […]

Share

Today’s Topic: Farm to School Program

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” School is out across North Carolina, and it ended on a high note for the N.C. Farm to School Program. School systems purchased a record $800,000 worth of North Carolina commodities during the 2009-2010 school year. […]

Share

N.C. strawberries go to school

The N.C. Farm to School program is one way the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services promotes the health benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables to children. The program is a combined effort between the department’s Food Distribution and Marketing divisions, and brings locally grown produce purchased from local farmers to school cafeterias across the state. […]

Share