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Discover how North Carolina helps supply America's favorite fruit: the apple.

How Sweet It Is: North Carolina Apples

NYC may be the Big Apple, but NC is big apple business. From seed to supermarket, discover how North Carolina helps supply America’s favorite fruit!

School's In for Summer

Farmers markets are at their finest, gardens are bright and beautiful, and grills are firing up statewide. Homegrown has the expert tips and tools to help you enjoy every bit of it! Who said you can't learn a thing or two during summer break?

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.