Blueberries and Sweet Potatoes: Two of North Carolina’s Top Crops

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Blueberries were first grown in North Carolina during the 1930s, and at one time, the state had the largest blueberry farm in the world. These blueberries, harvested last year, are off to be processed into a variety of products as well as to be eaten fresh. RELATED: Blueberry Recipes

Sweet Potatoes thrive in North Carolina’s hot, moist climate and rich fertile, soil. Since 1971, the state has ranked as the No. 1 sweet potato producing state in the country, averaging almost 50 percent of the U.S. supply. RELATED: Sweet Potato Recipes

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  1. Jimmy

    August 13, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Yay! Thanks for the shout out! :-)Tomorrow is my third pick up-very exciting. Though I am a bit owemvhelred-undertaking a whole share on my own (well, I do have Adam, but he’s a bit less veggiephilic than me) was a bit overzealous? My fridge (that I share with two roommates) is overflowing with greens and I’m struggling to get them all eaten, with my normal eat-out, order-in work-14-hour days lifestyle. This morning I woke up 30 minutes early to prepare my large dinner salad (three delicious types of lettuces) and brunch chard and broccoli fritatta to eat at work.We also have a hook up with other local farms that have grass finished beef, pastured poultry and eggs and fresh raw milk and cheeses. So last night at 1am, Adam and I were ordering meat, eggs and cheese for the freezer-the farmers link them up with the CSA, so next week in addition to my heaps of veggies, I’ll have steaks, eggs, chickens and cheese. I hope my roommates don’t kick me out for lack of fridge space!Thanks so much for all your help and advice-I definitely wouldn’t be eating this well if not for you!Oh, and I haven’t seen SATC yet (going tomorrow night) but I have a feeling that my life isn’t quite like theirs LOVE!

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