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Overhead view of a family celebrating a Thanksgiving or holiday meal at the dinner table with a traditional roasted turkey with side dishes

'Tis the Season for Food Safety

Find helpful holiday food safety tips, from timing the turkey and storing leftovers to serving appetizers and prepping pies!

Keep Your Season Merry and Bright!

Learn and Explore

Discover the latest findings for the kitchen, garden and farm right here. We’ll share tasty, nutritious recipes and safe food prep tips; show you what’s in season and how it’s grown; and help you learn where your food comes from and what it takes to feed North Carolina.


From growing your own produce to composting your kitchen scraps, we’ll take you through the finer points of putting your green thumb to good use. Go ahead, get your hands dirty.


Join us in the kitchen as we share nutritious recipes, expert cooking advice and food preservation tips to help you make the most of all our state offers.  


We have a rich agricultural history in North Carolina. Journey with us across the state to discover how farmers produce many of our favorite foods and everyday products that we depend on.