Get a Little Herbal Education in Your Kitchen

August 10, 2016

Growing fresh herbs is becoming more popular, as is learning survivalist-type skills for gleaning food from nature. A new online training option gives people across the US insights into preparing herbs and weeds for consumption. A Montana […]

Asheville NC’s 2016 Organicfest is August 28

August 9, 2016

Released by Debi Athos, organicfest.org Everyone is invited to attend the 15th Organicfest celebration on Sunday, August 28, 2016, 10am-6pm, for a festive day filled with live music by local entertainers such as Kendra Warren, Sheri […]

Winterville Watermelon Festival is August 25-27

July 31, 2016

Join the fun at the 31st annual Winterville Watermelon Festival! This family-oriented event runs August 25-27, 2016, with a schedule that includes watermelon eating, music, vendors, all types of fun foods, and cool things to watch on-stage and […]

Zebulon Farm Fresh Market Giving Kids Free Meals

June 17, 2016

Zebulon NC is an area with a high number of students in free/reduced school lunch programs. During summer break, the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market is working with the “Kids Summer Meals” program to provide free nutritious meals to area […]

Possible E. coli Contamination in Flour

May 31, 2016

Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra, and Signature Kitchens Flour Recalled General Mills is collaborating with health officials to investigate an ongoing, multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 that may be potentially linked to Gold Medal […]

Eastern NC Farmers Need Your Support

May 17, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor Local farmers need support from their communities to survive, or thrive. Shopping at a farmers market near you helps to get money into the hands of farmers — helping them each take care […]

Wilson NC Seafood Festival Planned

May 11, 2016

Contributed by Crystal Richardson, with Kay Whatley (Editor) A Seafood Festival fundraiser is planned in Wilson NC, with a goal is to raise enough funds for a back-to-school Carnival for the children of Wilson and surrounding […]

Fish Fry in Zebulon on May 14th

May 3, 2016

Released by Cindy Privette The United Methodist Men of Zebulon United Methodist Church are holding a fish fry to raise monies for use in many needy areas: Christmas for needy youth, church missions, local ministries, and their Community Thanksgiving Meal. […]

NC Wildlife Outdoor Cooking Workshop is June 4

April 29, 2016

Wildlife Commission Offers Free Outdoor Cooking Workshop in Fayetteville Released by Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org The NC Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a free Outdoor Cooking workshop on June 4, 2016, from 9am to 2pm, at […]

Ham and Yam Festival Back for 32nd Year

April 24, 2016

Smithfield’s 32nd annual Ham and Yam Festival is scheduled for May 7, 2016, in Downtown Smithfield NC. The event includes a cook-off, pig and rubber duck races, entertainment, kids’ play area, vendors, and ham and yam foods. A concert by […]

Chicken Nuggets Recall for Possible Plastic

April 8, 2016

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Released by Benjamin Bell, fsis.usda.gov Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco TX establishment, is recalling approximately 40,780 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated […]

Peppers Recall Spurs Ukrop’s Product Recall

April 8, 2016

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Turkey, Pork, And Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Released by Brittany C. Woodland, fsis.usda.gov Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, a Richmond, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,881 pounds of turkey, pork, […]

Canned Tuna Recall Issued Nationwide (USA)

March 22, 2016

*UPDATED* – Three Brands Now Affected by Separate Recalls Bumble Bee, Chicken of The Sea, and Hill Country Fare tuna products are affected by these three individual recalls. Bumble Bee Foods, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall on 3 […]

Another Company Recalls Pistachios *UPDATED*

March 11, 2016

Released via FDA.gov **UPDATE March 15, 2016 ** Texas Star Nut & Food Company expands the previous Recall issued on March 10, 2016, to include the following items and Best by Dates: BRAND DESCRIPTION SIZE […]

Cooking Challenge Offered by Edible Book Contest

March 9, 2016

Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount NC Announces Edible Book Contest Released by LaKesha Joyner, MLS, Adult Programming Librarian Join Braswell Memorial Library for an Edible Book Contest!  The Edible Book Contest will be held […]

Yummy Brand Chicken Nuggets Recalled for Metal Pieces

March 8, 2016

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Imported Chicken Product Sold at Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Safeway Stores  Released by Jeremy J. Emmert, fsis.usda.gov On March 7, 2016, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) […]

GoGo squeeZ Applesauce Recalled

March 7, 2016

Voluntary Recall of Non Organic GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce Pouches Released by Matthew Della Croce, www.materne.us Materne North America Corp. (MNA) is voluntarily recalling specific packages of GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches due to potential adulteration from food […]

Recall Issued for Perdue “Applegate” Chicken Nuggets

March 6, 2016

Perdue Foods LLC, Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Released by Kristen Booze, fsis.usda.gov  Perdue Foods LLC, a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products (produced for Applegate […]

Raleigh Dig In! Event Focuses on Food, Gardening

February 29, 2016

Dig In Returns Released by Advocates for Health In Action AHA and partner Marbles Kids Museum will host the 7th Annual Dig In! at Marbles on March 12, 2016, exploring urban agriculture, community gardens and edible gardens in school and […]

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