Something To Chew On

A Plateful of NC Happenings!

blue ridge

West to east and back again there are numerous events and festivals going on across North Carolina this weekend. I’ve put together a list of a few to check out along the road – get out there and enjoy NC agriculture while you’re soaking up our beautiful state! Blue Ridge Mountain Fair – local artisan handiwork in the heart of Sparta, ... Read More »

NC 4H Char-Grill Cooking Contest

4H bbq contest

  Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending my morning with some amazing North Carolina chefs – they were all under the age of 18 and cooking outdoors at The Court of North Carolina on the campus of North Carolina State University. The North Carolina 4H Congress runs through Tuesday and as part of their program they hold a state ... Read More »

The Independence of a Family Farm


I love wide open spaces, North Carolina places and meeting new faces – so I jumped at that chance to make the trip to Lazy O Farm in Johnston County, NC. Tami and David Thompson were kind enough to invite us for a visit at the same time as Laura Rogers from the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association. Laura stops in ... Read More »

Making Ice Cream at Simply Natural Creamery

SNC Making Ice Cream

Regardless of the temperatures across the Old North State, it’s always ice cream season! Have you ever been to a creamery to see how your favorite flavor is made? Watch this video to learn how this North Carolina creamery makes their ice cream and delighting their customers one scoop at a time. Read More »

The North Carolina Poultry Industry is Prepared


*All poultry owners are now required to register for an NCFarmID, no matter how many birds they own. This new requirement by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is being enacted to further protect NC’s poultry farms. Registration begins August 1st: As most people have read by now, HPAI, the current strain of bird flu has made ... Read More »

Tasty To-Dos

North Carolina road

There are a slew of fine happenings across North Carolina this weekend – here are a sampling of suggestions for you with links to the event sites so you can check out the details. Apex Peak City Pig Fest features a Barbecue contest, a Beer Garden, Pig races and NC music – sounds like fun! June 19th and 20th Hog ... Read More »