Posts tagged Strawberry Day

Chai Strawberry Bread takes first place in Strawberry Day Dessert Contest

Deborah Whitmire of Cary walked away with $100 and bragging rights after her Chai Strawberry Bread earned her first place in the State Farmers Market’s Strawberry Dessert Contest. The bread, served with a strawberry mascarpone spread, won over judges from Our State Magazine, WRAL and Edible Piedmont. Whitmire was recognized during Strawberry Day at the […]

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Top five blog posts of 2012

It’s been a busy year for North Carolina agriculture. From the 75th anniversary of soil and water conservation in January to the news of a new record for agricultural exports in December. Along the way, we’ve featured tips for food businesses, milk-chugging contests and department success stories. It’s always interesting to see which blog posts […]

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Strawberry Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

There is nothing quite like the sweet taste of a fresh strawberry. If you agree, be sure to stop by the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market for Strawberry Day Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The celebration includes free samples of N.C. strawberries and Lumpy’s strawberry ice cream, plenty of strawberry recipe ideas to take […]

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Strawberry Trifle has the sweet taste of success in the State Farmers Market Strawberry Dessert Contest

Margaret Hicks of Clayton won $100 and bragging rights in the State Farmers Market Strawberry Dessert Contest for her Strawberry Trifle recipe. Second-place honors and $75 went to Lisa Raschke of Raleigh for her Strawberry Tiramisu recipe. Third place and $50 went to Kristina G. Harris of Raleigh for her Strawberry-Lemon Shortcake recipe. Judges recognized […]

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News Roundup: April 28-May 4

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. “Outbreak has sickened 40, hurt businesses,” Asheville Citizen-Times: A bacterial outbreak that sickened dozens in Buncombe County and hurt […]

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Strawberries, herbs and gardening advice

“When you want the best, it’s got to be NC!” That’s not a bad slogan to live by, especially when it comes to fresh, locally grown food. You can find a wide selection of local produce, meats and cheeses at a state-operated farmers market near you. In addition, our markets offer special events throughout the […]

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Rain won’t ruin Strawberry Day

Most of North Carolina will see rain this weekend, but that won’t ruin activities at the state’s farmers markets. All of the markets have covered shelters with plenty of room to accommodate vendors and visitors during spring showers. The markets are full of fresh N.C. strawberries, asparagus and greenhouse vegetables, and you also can find […]

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Charlotte market now open Sundays through August

May starts this weekend, which means the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market will add an additional day to its schedule. The farmers market will be open Sunday afternoons from now until August. If you’re in the Charlotte area, be sure to visit the market for a large selection of N.C. strawberries, asparagus, beef, pork, greens and […]

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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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Strawberry Day at the State Farmers Market

Strawberry shortcake, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry cupcakes, strawberry cobbler, strawberry ice cream, strawberries and cream… I could go on, but I’m getting hungry. It’s officially strawberry season and the red fruit is being celebrated at Thursday’s Strawberry Day at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You’ll find free samples and […]

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