Tag Archives: farming

The Story of Tobacco Barns in North Carolina

Tobacco barns once numbered a half million and were fixtures on farms across the state. Today, only about 50,000 still stand, vestiges of the tobacco industry, deteriorating reminders of the leaves’ influence on our culture.
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Farm to Table to Classroom

With the goal of teaching culinary students how to implement local food sources, Cape Fear Community College is set to introduce its first-ever farm to table course.
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North Carolina Agriculture

From this state’s earliest days, the rhythm of planting and harvest has held the promise of plenty.
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Maple View Farm

In Hillsborough, a fifth-generation dairyman and his wife tend a herd of cows with a heritage as strong as the family’s.
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Posted in February 2013, Nature & Agriculture, Piedmont | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Storing Summertime

Jars of produce from Trenton preserve the season’s best.
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The Watermelon Man

Todd Dawson grows record-setting fruit in his Garner backyard.
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Doorstep Delivery

A Carolina Beach couple makes fresh products a priority.
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The Best Berry

Could the North Carolina strawberry become a year-round crop?
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In early spring, North Carolina farmers plant a root crop that prospers all year long.
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Same Soil, New Niche

Backed by a 200-year-old family-farming legacy, a couple in Sampson County isn’t afraid to experiment.
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