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Two young brothers sitting in a strawberry field having fun while picking strawberries.

The Perfect Time for Pickin’ Strawberries

Gardens and pollen aren’t the only things bursting anew during spring in the South. Among the most anticipated arrivals, sweet and scrumptious strawberries are back in season!

Are You Ready for Spring?

From stormy afternoons and longer evenings to seasonal sniffles and fresh local produce, spring is upon us. Clocks jump forward, weeds come back, flowers burst into bloom and all of our vehicles are dyed a dull yellow. We love it!

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.