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Pollen Season Is Upon Us

Runny noses and itchy eyes aside, pollen plays a vital role in our lives. Discover different types of pollen, how to manage those "side effects" and why no pollen means no food!

If You Plant Them, They Will Grow

It's that time of year when clocks jump forward, your yard bounces back and everything outdoors is dyed a dull shade of yellow. It can mean only one thing: spring! We'll help you sow, grow and grub your way through the coming months.

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.