Posts tagged thanksgiving

News Roundup: Nov. 15-21

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.  “FDA Holds Listening Session on Food Safety Rules,” Time Warner Cable News: North Carolina produce farmers and animal-food manufacturers […]

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Today’s Topic: Farmers markets offer local options well into fall

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it’s a good time to remind folks that farmers markets across the state are still open. The four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax (near Greensboro) and Raleigh are open […]

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Tips on preparing a safe Thanksgiving meal

Between picking out the right size turkey, decorating the table and planning for unexpected guests, Thanksgiving can get overwhelming. Fortunately, there are great resources available to make your turkey troubles fly away.  Unexpected guests? Well that’s a different story. Here’s a list of resources to ensure you have a safe and successful Thanksgiving: Let’s Talk […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 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. “Frugal feast: How to stretch your Thanksgiving dollar,” News & Observer: Thanksgiving dinner is inching closer to 50 bucks […]

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Buy local this Thanksgiving

With hundreds of farmers markets and roadside stands across the state, it’s easy to buy locally grown ingredients for your Thanksgiving meal. Three of the five state-operated farmers markets will be open Thanksgiving day, so you can pick up any last-minute additions for your family gathering. We recently stopped by the State Farmers Market in […]

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Today’s Topic: Farm-City Week reminds us of agriculture’s importance

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about National Farm-City Week, which began Friday, Nov. 18, and continues through Thanksgiving. In counties across North Carolina and the  country, Farm-City Week celebrates the relationships between rural and urban […]

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Turkey by the numbers

This Thanksgiving as you look around your holiday table, consider the bounty of food that comes from North Carolina. One staple of many Thanksgiving meals is turkey, and so, in honor of the holiday, we would like to present some fun facts about N.C. turkey. 2 North Carolina’s national rank in turkey production. 9 Turkeys […]

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Field Trip: Inspecting turkeys and hams

In our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that go on in the department. On any given day, Ronnie Abbott visits between three and five grocery stores in Wake County. Across the state, he and other standards inspectors […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Asparagus Casserole

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. Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season, when family and friends come together to celebrate another year and share a great meal together. This […]

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Thank a farmer

Thanksgiving is next week, and I always look forward to spending the holiday with my family (especially now that I have grandchildren to spoil). I’m very thankful for my family and the joy they bring me. Another thing I’m thankful for is the role North Carolina farmers play in putting food on our tables. Our […]

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