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Plastic storage bins are displayed side by side on a kitchen countertop, each of which is filled with various snack items like cheesesticks, yogurt, fruit cups, nuts and other items.

Back-to-School Snacks and Lunch-Packing Hacks

Find quick and easy tips for selecting, storing and packing nutritious foods that will help you save time (and stress) this school year!

Red, White and 'Cue Backyard Barbecue Series

The 4th of July has come and gone, but the summer of celebration is just beginning! From delicious dry rubs to signature spare ribs, discover the secrets to making mouthwatering North Carolina BBQ all summer long.

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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, and the typical family farm is growing and changing all the time! Come with us as we meet some of the folks who are ensuring our food’s future.