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Feeding Families, Growing the Economy

Agriculture may be out of sight and out of mind at times, but its roots extend into our daily lives and provide fruitful, unexpected benefits.

Enjoy a Safe Summer of Food!

Summer and food go together like strawberries and cream. From Memorial Day through the 4th of July and Labor Day, opportunities abound to reap the bountiful benefits of farmers markets, fresh produce and family gatherings! Check out our food safety videos to make the most of it - wash your hands first!

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.

In the Garden

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.

In the Kitchen

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.  

On the Farm

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.