Some folks were born to tend the land. NC Century Farms have been in one family for more than 100 years — or even 200.
A Veggie Patch Stakeout: A Gardener’s Fight to Preserve His Tomatoes
When a rat wreaks havoc in the veggie patch, eliminating the pest takes an unexpected toll on a sharpshooting gardener.
Deep Roots, Strong Vines
At the Woodleaf Tomato Festival in Rowan County, people with ties to tomato country return home to celebrate a crop — and a tight-knit community.
Heirloom Tomato Gurus Foster Community and Growth
A friendship entwined with tomatoes continues to bloom and grow, even in unexpected gardens.
Remembering Winston-Salem’s Swimmin’ Hole
Crystal Lake opened in 1925 and was a welcome reprieve from the summer heat — and only slightly dangerous.
Where the Wild Berries Are
Every summer, our intrepid “Bramblin’ Man” heads into thorny thickets across North Carolina, braving bugs and briars for the promise of blackberry cobbler.
The 1950s: UNC On The Air
The state’s first educational TV station delivers wisdom over the airwaves, from the classroom to viewers’ living rooms.
Bertie County’s Secret Dish: Tomato Pudding
Call it a pudding if you like, but it’s more like a cobbler. Though neither word quite describes the sweet-and-savory tomato recipe that has long been a local specialty.
7 Tasty Tomato Traditions
Dancing tomatoes, parades and pageants, tomato beer and tomato ice cream: When the summer sun is shining, fans of this juicy, red fruit gather to share smiles and laughs at events across the state.